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Thread: How do you prefer to baste?

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    So....I'd love to know. Do you prefer pinbasting or thread basting and why or why not?
    Thanks in advance. Am trying to get motivated to finish something this weekend.
    :)lots2do

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    I pin baste because that's the way my friend who started me quilting taught me. I'd like to try the basting spray, but it's very windy where I live and I'm afraid I'd get all over everything but my quilt! (O:

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    I personally prefer thread basting. Other than I just plain don't like pin basting, I couldn't telly you "why". I really do like the spray basting though that I have just tried a couple times, unfortunately I won't be able to use the spray during the winter here, too cold and can't have the window open.

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    Thread basting preferred, but I've also done pin and spray basting.

    Of course, I'd *really* prefer it if they just put themselves together! :mrgreen:

    Jan in VA

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    Spray basting!

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    I pin with safety pins and tehn hand baste.

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    I pin baste larger quilts and use glue sticks for small pieces. The spray is great but I haven't managed to find a way to stop the overspray covering the areas around the quilt. Since I do this in my livingroom the stickiness hasn't gone over well with my family so I went back to pinning

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    Thread basting. I hate poking pins and I don't think the fumes of spray
    basting is good for ones health. But that's just me. :-D

    By the way, someone on another thread mentioned glue baste. I don't
    know if she meant spray baste of Elmer's glue. If anyone uses Elmer's
    washable glue I would like to know how.

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    I pin baste because I only have space to do part of a quilt at a time. I've found it difficult to thread baste a quilt in this way.

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    I personally don't like spray basting, hate thread basting and am okay with pin basting. Since I got my machine quilting frame I don't have to baste at all...bliss! :D

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