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Thread: My least favorite thing.....

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    As a newbie, of course everything on my quilt is new. I am now basting the quilt with those *insert expletive here* pins!!! I hate it Especially with my fat fingers!
    I saw a tute when I first joined this board on you tube and this lady had a tool that looked like a wooden screwdriver, but instead of a blade on the end it had grooves that when she pushed the pins through caught a groove and she closed it right up. I didn't think much of it at the time but would I love one now!!
    Yes I am working on my quilt on Christmas...told ya I am hooked! LOL
    David

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    I saw that at Quiltinaday.com

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    I didn't buy one of these gadgets. I just use a wooden point turner with bent pins and covers..... It looks like this:

    Here is a link to QIAD for Kwik Clip and pin covers and the pins. It's a great price and on sale too!

    The wooden thing on the left!
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    AWESOME!!!! Thank you very much! Ordering right now
    David

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    I've also heard of using a grapefruit spoon. But I've never tried it. I use the bigger pins. I find them easier to work with.

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    I bought mine at JoAnn's. Bigger pins help alot, too.

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    I hate pins! Love the spray baste. If you haven't tried it, give it a shot. You may never go back to pins. :)

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    Ahhh DUH I have heard everybody raving about the spry and I completely forgot about it in my haste to start quilting, Thank you for the reminder!
    David

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    Love my Quick Clip. I bought it online but I've also seen it at Joann's.

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    Kwik Klip is the tool and JoAnn's has them.
    you can actually use a grapefruit spoon if necessary. the "teeth" on the edge work well on holding the pin until you close it.

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