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Curved safety pins for basting

Old 07-05-2020, 06:00 PM
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Can anyone recommend smooth, sharp safety pins for basting a quilt. I just bought a new box of Dritz pins and they are horrible. I only pin baste, so please help.
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Old 07-05-2020, 07:12 PM
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Look for pins made in Japan. They are the best quality. The points are thin and sharp.
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Old 07-05-2020, 07:26 PM
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I'm with you, I don't care much for the Dritz pins, they seem to have a rough surface that catches. I found that nickel-plated pins glide smoothly through fabric like a hot knife through butter.
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Old 07-05-2020, 07:32 PM
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I agree with the nickel-plated pins. In addition, when I was pin basting I used a Kwik Klip. It really saves your fingers.
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Old 07-06-2020, 03:09 AM
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Originally Posted by dunster View Post
I agree with the nickel-plated pins. In addition, when I was pin basting I used a Kwik Klip. It really saves your fingers.
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I agree with Dunster, Kwik Klip is a sure finger saver
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Old 07-06-2020, 03:47 AM
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I buy the ones at Walmart. I've had them for years and they are still sharp
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Old 07-06-2020, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by dunster View Post
I agree with the nickel-plated pins. In addition, when I was pin basting I used a Kwik Klip. It really saves your fingers.
https://www.connectingthreads.com/kw...mpaign=PPCGNBS
I love my kwik klip as well.
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Old 07-06-2020, 12:35 PM
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I bought my safety pins a at LQS years ago and they are the best. That is where I would go and see what they have.
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Jerudy- I am also a pin-baster. The best ones I have found are called "Quilt Safe". They are smooth as silk to use. "Curved Basting Pins, Size 2, nickel-plated brass." Easy to use. I saved the package so I can be sure to get the same brand if I need more.
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Old 07-06-2020, 03:07 PM
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I use large safety pins from Walmart. I use about 100 on each small quilt I make. I have enough to do at least 7 or more quilts.
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