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Thread: Basting a quilt

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    I just did my basting and used the sharon shamborg way(sp). It was a little frustrating because the string was always getting caught on the cover for my feed dogs. I have seen some pictures on here of some quilts and seen that some of you use safety pins instead. is there an advantage to this? I would think starting out it was nice not to have to stop all the time to take them out and restart since my restarting isnt that great yet. But maybe i could just go around them since i was stippling anyways. Are there any other ways you might recommend than the basting with string?

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    well some of us use 505 basting spray. you might give that a try. no pins or thread basting needed.

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    I would rather remove a pin, then get my foot tangled up in threads :D:D:D
    I can usually pin far enough away from where I want to quilt, and then remove a few more pins as I go along.
    I do use basting spray the most though :D:D:D

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    I use basting spray and a few pins. But I use the quilting safety pins which have a bend in them. I have found that a little basting spray goes a long way. The odor bothers me so the lighter the spray the better which is why I use the pins.

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    I use the 505 basting spray and no pins!!

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    Super Member cuppi duke's Avatar
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    I hate to baste or pin so always use basting spray. It's the best invention in a long time, just wish it wasn't so expensive.

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    I have 1000 pins but prefer to use thread for basting. If it gets in the way I snip it. I also get the best finished results if I use the Q Snap frames, floor or lap, depending on size, for basting. Pins are a PITA on the frames and then I find them the same PITA when quilting. I just tried a spray treated batting and that worked well for the small projects I used it on. I have not had good luck with sprays but then I was using polyester battings which could have been part ofthe reason.

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    Spray is easiest. Having to stop constantly to remove pins is annoying as !***. Only thread baste when hand quilting.

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    I mostly pin but try and put them where I can go around them when I quilt For small items I use a glue stick Our spray in Canada runs about $20.00 a can!

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