This is a good thread! I've always heard that necessity is the mother of invention and these tips prove it.
I just put this in the thread about the baking strips, but thought it would be good to add it here too!
Those pins in the baking strips hurt my fingers really bad, so I started using the office supply store bulldog clips to fasten them together. They also work to be able to use the strips on the character pans. Janice