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Thread: Is this a good idea ??

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    Senior Member miz mary's Avatar
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    With our nice weather we are having, I had an idea to set up a sheet of plywood on saw horses outside and baste a few quilts , since I dont have much room in the house .....

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    if I cant get to quilting them untill this winter -- is it bad to leave saftey pins in that long ?? I have never thread basted .... I also have one of thoes guns with plastic "tags" I havnt used ....

    whats your opinion ?!?!

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    I'm not sure..I spray baste..I have taken those outside..they store just fine!! Safety pins are probably safe in this day and age..they shouldn't rust..if that's what you were thinking !!

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    I would be leery of leaving saftey pins in that long especially in humid weather. I would go with the tag gun. I've used mine on different occasions and like it. YOu don't just push it thru the 3 layers, you actually do the same motion as pinning. Down thru 3 layers then back up. I would try it on a sample sandwich and see how you like it.
    Maybe someone else will have personal experience on leaving the pins in an can give you a definate answer.

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    Make sure you use stainless steel safety pins so they will not rust or leave marks. I keep my pins in a plastic box so that they stay clean.

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    You could always try this method - I think it would be better than safety pins and not take too much longer - and you can leave it in for as long as you need to :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwNylePFAA

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    spray baste or thread baste is probably your best bet

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    I wouldn't do it.

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    I don't have a problem but I live in a dry climate. If it's humid where you live there might be a problem.

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    Safety pins will more than likely rust. Especially if you live in a humid climate.

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    If you are truly going to get to them this winter, I wouldn't be concerned with rusting. Of course, I'm assuming that once pinned, you'll be storing them in a climate controlled home. If something happens and you don't get to them, I'd probably remove the pins. I've found things that have been pinned for years, some rusted, some not.

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    Personally I find thread basting to go a lot quicker than safety pins. It's absolutely easier to take it out!

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    I don't like to thread baste,and safety pins are hard on my hands, even the curved quilt ones. So I spray baste. Left one for over 8 months and it was still stuck together when I went to quilt it. I always wash my quilts after they are done and the spray baste comes right out. Use a good one though.

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    Super Member ube quilting's Avatar
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    I wouldn't chance leaving pins in that long. Now would seem like a good time to try out your basting gun!
    peace

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    I would be leery of leaving the safety pins in for that long too :D:D:D

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