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Thread: I hate basting

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    Junior Member pippa's Avatar
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    so I have bribed myself with 15 mins basting then 15 mins board. I did look for basting spray but none of the LNS seems to stock it.
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    I hate it, too. Do you have a basting gun? That makes it easier, I hate doing it with needle and thread...just won't do it.

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    how funny

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    What is a basting gun? That's a new one to me, but then as a beginning quilter, everything is new to me.

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    I agree basting does suck bad. Best of luck :-)

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    I hate it too !! I tried this method last weekend and I found I actually enjoyed it.( I used pins)

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-91013-1.htm

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    For machine quilting I use pins. The only hand quiting project I've done so far I thread basted. Just recently got a basting gun, so will try that out.

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    Here's a new notion to help with the basting:
    http://www.pinmoor.com/
    These thingies eliminate the need for safety pins and, I imagine, would be quicker to put in and take out.

    Also, there is the innovative method by Sharon Schamber:
    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwNylePFAA
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_EjBGz5vGQ

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    I only ever use 505 basting spray, it definitely takes the hard work out of it. You can baste a whole side of a quilt in 15 minutes :thumbup:

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    I don't do any hand quilting, only machine quilting so I always use spray baste. I love it. Quick and easy and able to start quilting in less than an hour. Also on small projects like wall hangings I use straight pins. So much easier.

    (time lapse)

    Oh my goodness, I just watched the Pinmoor video. I started to say that I have used pincel erasers on the end of straight pins but thought it sounded too dumb. Who knew!

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