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Thread: What kind of pins do you use when you sandwich?

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    I just use plain ol' #1 safety pins. I tried straight pins, but aside from tearing up my hands, they also tore up the quilt top. I am sure they would work for small projects, but how do they work when you have to roll up parts of the quilt?

    I hand baste for hand quilting.

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    Dont ever try the "Amram" basting gun, its a pain the butt. I have one and can tell you, I am not happy with it at all. I used it all of two times and just hated it. I dont mind using a ton of pins after my altercations with the gun.

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    Hi, Wonder if this could be the answer to all your probs. Someone at the stitching club I go to bought this little gizzmo its call a Basting Gun. Basically it has a special ball-point needle that pushes threads aside and tacks the layers for machine or hand quilting and you get the special tacks with the gun. You can leave them in your quilt because they are invisible or cut them out. I have been hand basting my quilts but when I saw this I thought fab take the hard work out.
    You can get them from Cotton Patch UK, think I should be on a commission :lol:
    Let me know what you think

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    Hi there, the one I just told you about is called the Purple basting gun and it has on it GP.FF, can only say it works for us. Just looked its made in China. Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minda
    I use curved safety pins, but I also use Quilters Delight pin covers and a Kwik Klip tool. You can pin for hours without getting sore fingers. Also, with the covers on the pins, they no longer get tangled together. Does anyone else use them? You can check them out at -

    http://www.patchworks.com/fingertips.htm
    That is also what I use, got my cover thingies at JoAnns with my 50% coupon a while back.

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    Can I us the flat head pins for basting my quilt together :?: I tried safety pins an hated that. So I thought I'd try hand basting (yuk).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dersar
    Can I us the flat head pins for basting my quilt together :?: I tried safety pins an hated that. So I thought I'd try hand basting (yuk).
    It seems we all use what works for us,,,,so if you like the flat head pins, then I say use them if it works for you.

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