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Thread: Pin baste then thread baste afterward?

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    Do you pin baste and then baste with thread from the center out? Just wondering if I could do without the thread basting after pining. The quilt I will be basting is 80 x 90.

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    If you pin baste closely enough, you shouldn't need to thread baste too :D:D:D

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    Usually one or the other, not both.

    Jan in VA

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    I agree with the others. If you pin close enough, you will only be wasting time thread basting.

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    Pin basting is usually used when you are machine quilting. Thread is usually not used because basting threads get caught up in the machine quilting and become hard to remove.

    Thread basting is usually used when you are hand quilting. This is because pins catch your thread and interfere with hand quilting, plus they interfere with hooping your quilt.

    I have never heard of doing both.

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    Thanks for the heads up!

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    Thanks to all...I just don't want to waste time...I will be hand quilting...I will need to pin to anchor the layers then baste from center out...then unpin....then quilt?

    Or just baste from center out to hold the layers together, and not pin. I will have to do this on the carpet..so this will be a chore...hard for an old gal to get down on floor..LOL.
    I do not have a table large enough to hold quilt for basting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okiedee
    Thanks to all...I just don't want to waste time...I will be hand quilting...I will need to pin to anchor the layers then baste from center out...then unpin....then quilt?

    Or just baste from center out to hold the layers together, and not pin. I will have to do this on the carpet..so this will be a chore...hard for an old gal to get down on floor..LOL.
    I do not have a table large enough to hold quilt for basting.
    I have pin basted when hand quilting. I just remove the pins as I move the hoop. Another option you may wish to consider is to have a Longarm quilter baste it for you. They usually charge a very minimal fee for basting a quilt and it will definitely be easier on you then getting on your hands and knees on the floor.

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    Pin baste if machine quilting, using a spray, should be enough.

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    You may want to try Sharon Schamber's method of thread basting on a table. Here is the Youtube video:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwNylePFAA

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