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Thread: Do you use the Kwik Klip tool safety pins to baste quilts?

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    My friend just sent me a tool "kwik klip" tool that you use to close and open the safety pins whle you are basting your quilt?

    I was wondering if anyone has this tool?

    also I found a video here for us to watch

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6MD1H62_R4

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    another link about the kwik klip tool

    http://www.paulajeancreations.com/kwik-klip.html

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    Yes I have it and I use it with the curved pins. I don't use the little plastic doohickey that comes with it, tho. It really works great I think.

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    thanks, I will go to town and buy the curve safety pins, thanks again

    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    Yes I have it and I use it with the curved pins. I don't use the little plastic doohickey that comes with it, tho. It really works great I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    My friend just sent me a tool "kwik klip" tool that you use to close and open the safety pins whle you are basting your quilt?

    I was wondering if anyone has this tool?

    also I found a video here for us to watch

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6MD1H62_R4
    I have one and I love it!

    I have always pin basted my quilts and my fingers would get so sore. But with this handy little tool, it is super simple, and I actually think it goes a little bit faster.

    One of my better investments, to be sure.

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    Yep! Everything the others said is true.

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    My quilty friend uses it with and without the plastic do-hicky things on the pins..she loves it.

    me on the other hand, have not taken the time to learn to use it properly and stick with it..!

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    I have one and use it every time I pin my quilts. I love it.

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    I use it all the time and it sure saves my fingers. I like the curved pins, but not the little plastic thingy.

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    Yes, I use mine too. It's a great tool to save your fingers from getting sore when pin basting.

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    I use it with just regular pins, works great! You can also just use an old spoon that you don't care about scratching.

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    I use it and really like it.

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    I have one and I love it.

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    cool, thanks so do you like straight pins or curved pins, and what size?

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    I use my Kwik Klip tool with curvy 1 1/2 inch (maybe) pins every time I pin! It has really saved my fingers! I also place a marble under the taped-down backing fabric to help make sure I get all three layers pinned. Without gouging the table.

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    Yes and love it.

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    I use a spoon. It works just fine.

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    Hi , I always use my "doofer" for pinning and unpinning. -

    couldnt live without it!

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    how do you use a spoon for pinning?

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    A friend of mine has mentioned using one but I never have and was just looking at it Sunday at JoAnn's but didn't buy one as I had no clue how they would work. Thank you for the visual tutorial. Next time I go, if they have one, think I'll pick one up as I do use a lot of pins to baste my quilt.
    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4dogs
    how do you use a spoon for pinning?
    I've heard that a grapefruit spoon works well for pinning. They have some little serrations on the end to cut the grapefruit sections away from the skin. You would lift the end of the pin up with this area of the spoon. The serrations would serve the same purpose as the grooves on the Kwik Klip.

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    good tip, thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by stillwaters
    I use my Kwik Klip tool with curvy 1 1/2 inch (maybe) pins every time I pin! It has really saved my fingers! I also place a marble under the taped-down backing fabric to help make sure I get all three layers pinned. Without gouging the table.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thimblebug6000
    I use it with just regular pins, works great! You can also just use an old spoon that you don't care about scratching.
    I, too, just use straight pins, and the 'kwik klip'...works just as well as with curved pins.

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    I just found this ladies blog and she demonstrates using a spoon

    http://obsessivelystitching.blogspot...r-basting.html

    Quote Originally Posted by 4dogs
    how do you use a spoon for pinning?

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