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Thread: Interesting technique for basting without pins

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    Interesting technique for basting without pins

    To me it seems a method more trouble then it's worth but I thought I'd share in case others might like to see the way it's done.

    http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/vi...-by-sharon.htm

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    That's the way I do mine. The only difference is I use water soluble thread so I don't have to worry about pulling it.
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    Both my DD and I use that method. But we use basting safety pins instead of thread. So much easier than getting down on our hands and knees. We have done baby quilts up to king size.
    Sweet Caroline

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    I just found this way to baste. I am seriously thinking about giving it a try because I have this monster to baste.
    Anita in Northfield, MN

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    I've shown so many quilters here in the U.K. how to it this Sharon Schamber way and they are all converted! Not perhaps ideal for really large quilts but for others it's great. Banishes any wrinkles in top or bottom and you can do it sitting down - a great bonus for us oldies.

    Doris in Hampshire, U.K.

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    I love this method too. I don't mind the stitching, it's BIG stitches and goes really fast. Easy on the back too! I also LOVE the idea about using the water-soluable thread, what a GREAT idea!!
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    Very interesting, thanks for posting the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roberta View Post
    To me it seems a method more trouble then it's worth but I thought I'd share in case others might like to see the way it's done.

    http://www.freequiltpatterns.info/vi...-by-sharon.htm
    It may be my computer but I cannot hear her talking. Would love to see this but can't understand what it's all about. thanks though!
    Last edited by Helen6869; 06-24-2012 at 08:25 AM. Reason: typo

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    Wow. Who knew. Thank you for sharing. Now I have to try that.
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    I was taught Sharon's method at a quilt demo a my quilting group... My husband made me two super smooth boards to use. I use this method for wall quilts and lap quilts... some time I pin if they are small. I enjoyed the refresher on her method.

    Judy in Phx. AZ

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