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    Old 12-19-2017, 07:20 PM
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    Pins hurt my hands and I can only use spray for a limited amount of time because I get a massive headache (though I do use it sometimes). I like glue sticks for small things and Elmers for the larger ones. I do dilute the Elmers a bit because O don't like it straight out of the bottle.
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    Old 12-19-2017, 09:10 PM
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    Originally Posted by themadpatter
    OK, how do I quilt it without running into my safety pins? Anyone have a video I should watch? Thanks.
    I safety-pin baste mine every 3 -4 inches, then load the machine with water-soluble thread. Baste the sandwich with that, then take out the pins. I can then FMQ without worrying about hitting a pin. Just remember to switch to regular thread!
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    Old 12-20-2017, 12:33 AM
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    I used to use safety pins but decided that makes the quilt too heavy when I’m trying to quilt. I am allergic to a lot of chemicals so I had to reject that plan. I worry washing won’t fully wash out the Elmer’s, so now I baste “by check”. I take front, back and batting to a long armer. It’s a great solution for me.
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    Old 12-20-2017, 02:21 AM
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    I hand baste, but I primarily make smaller things and most of the things I have finished, I have hand quilted.
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    Old 12-20-2017, 05:30 AM
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    Spray all the way . I've never had a problem even with a queen sized that I spray basted over a year ago and it gets pulled out,worked on and put away again quite regularly so lots of handling and it still sticks together
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    Old 12-20-2017, 06:17 AM
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    I love spray basting! My left hand is weak and does not work as well as it should. So anything that is easier I'd ok in my book!!!
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    Old 12-20-2017, 07:24 AM
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    No pins again...ever! Spray only. I stock up when there's a 50% off coupon at Joanns. I find a little spray goes a long way. Have never had a problem with folds either.
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    Old 12-20-2017, 09:36 AM
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    Originally Posted by marjben
    I have used Elmerís washable glue to baste a 120 x 120 king quilt and several other quilts and I donít use any other way now. It it so fast and easy! And they end up so nice and smooth!
    Do you thin it. Or exactly what is the process?
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    Old 12-20-2017, 09:47 AM
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    I used to use thread basting, but it would take me hours to removed it and it always seemed to get caught in my quilting stitches. My last quilt I made I used pins. It was fast and easy. I use a butter knife to help close them so I didn't hurt my fingers.

    Yes, over 300 pins sounds right! I have 600 on hand so I won't run out. Better too basted than ripping out quilting because of pluckering!
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    Old 12-20-2017, 11:09 AM
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    Originally Posted by maminstl
    505 basting spray all the way for me. I doubt I would be a quilter if I had to pin or hand baste. I am not overly sensitive and don't find it smelly, nor do I have a problem with overspray. I also bought out the Mettler spray when Hancocks went out of business - like that one too.
    505 works for me, too. I do my spray basting in the entry hall on the tile so if there is overspray, I just mop the floor when I'm done. The smell doesn't bother me.

    I'm needing to make a practice piece to practice spiral FMQing and I"m thinking about using Elmer's for it just to get a feel for using it. If I like it, I may use it to baste a quilt I'm getting ready to sandwich.
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