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Thread: Microtach Basting Tool

  1. #11
    Senior Member MAXIES2's Avatar
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    Carrie, on the Vaaardvark website is it the first one showing, do you know I have found a similar one on an English web site that is double the price, if that is the one please could you advise on which size, type make of fastners to buy, sorry if I am being a nusience.

  2. #12
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    Hi--I purchased the first one that says Fine Fabric Basting Gun. And I have the 1/4" tacks. No problem and glad to be a help. Doing other things while checking the computer. Sorry for the delay.

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    I like the QuiltTak - last I heard, the company was in Alaska. If you use a good quality gun - NOT the Dritz or June Tailor - the hole will be no bigger than that of a safety pin.

    For a grid, I went to the big home store (Menards, Home Depot, Lowes, whatever) and bought a ceiling panel - the kind used over lights in suspended ceilings. I think it was $6. It was only 1/4" thick (it really needs to be thicker!), so I cut the 24" X 48" panel in half crosswise and stacked the two halves. I glued them with model airplane glue (intended for plastic) and ended up with a 24" x 24" grid for a MUCH lower price than you would pay for a smaller one at the fabric store. I like it a lot.

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    Cathe--Like your idea of making your own grid. Was thinking I would like something larger as I get into bigger quilts. Wouldn't have to move the small one around so much.

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