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Thread: Pin basting and/or spray basting

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    Senior Member krysti's Avatar
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    Pin basting and/or spray basting

    I was curious to how many of you pin baste, spray baste, or both? Do you hand quilt or machine quilt? What are the advantages of the basting method you use? Also, if you strictly spray baste, is there a need to "stabilize the quilt"? Your input is very appreciated.

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    I still do it the old fashioned way - with curved safety pins.
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    I use spray basting, but with a temporary basting spray. I still use a few straight pins with pinmores, usually only 10 of these and then I machine quilt. Works really well.
    I do always wash my quilts when I'm done putting on the binding because I like the crinkle look.

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    I spray baste to get the sandwich together. But I also pin because when I move the quilt around to do the quilting, it always moves.

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    I spray baste. On a larger quilt I will usually add safety pins around the border (but spaced pretty far apart) just to make sure the edges don't start coming apart. I machine quilt.

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    I've done both but get better results with spray basting - no tucks on the backing. It's also easier to quilt since there are no pins to remove as I quilt.

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    Hand or longarm baste!

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    I thread baste because as a general rule, I'm a hand quilter but I am slowly learning how to machine quilt and have used fusible batting which worked very well for me (holding the sandwich together, not fmq, lol). I did order some basting spray which I think will work better for me.
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