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Thread: I hate basting

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    Super Member sharoney's Avatar
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    Love Love Love basting spray! Most of the quilts I make are big and have to be laid out on the floor, so I have to crawl around on the floor to baste them. Spray makes it go so much faster. I still hate putting quilts together-it's the only part I hate- but spray makes it tolerable. I use Sullivan's. (in a pink can)

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    Try the craft stores or hardware for spray adhesive that they state is suitable for cloth - that's where I get mine, and it is $5 - not $30 as it is in the Quilt stores.

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    There is a tut by SharonSchamber on basting, it's very informative and helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankygran
    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    I hate it, too. Do you have a basting gun? That makes it easier, I hate doing it with needle and thread...just won't do it.
    I gave away my basting gun. Hated it!!! Most useless contraption IMHO and kept jamming.
    I'm with you on these basting guns. Have had two (one was a gift.) Hated both. Have no idea where they are now.

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    I really like the Pinmoors. I used them to baste my first quilt. The only problem I ran across was in removing them, I removed a few pin heads along the way (cheap yellow quilting pins) so had to adjust my method of removing them.

    Cheers, K

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    I agree...I hate it too! I've tried just about every method. It would help immensly if I had a great place to spread out and actually do it, but....I'm thinking that for my next one I will ask a LA'er what they would charge me to do that part for me.

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    June Tailors from WM does the job. It's still holding my wall hanging together (and it's still sticky) that I sprayed 3-4 months ago. I'd rather spend $8.00 a can then $15.00 for one that does the same job.

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    I hate basting too, I put it on my dining table now and get the desk chair out and wheel from left to right, It usually stays there for as long as it takes, but at least I don't have to stand bend over and hurt my back etc. Works for me.

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    Basting scares me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladyjanedoe
    I hate it too !! I tried this method last weekend and I found I actually enjoyed it.( I used pins)

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-91013-1.htm
    this is SO GOOD ,wouldn't do it any other way, 3 cheers for sharon schamber.

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    I bought the pinmoor and have used them on a couple of quilts. I love them.You will never need to replace them once you buy them because they self seal.
    They make all colors and they make green for fisher men for men who make there own fly fising hooks.

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    Good for you. I would be 5 minutes basting and 15 minutes board. :P

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    What is a pin moor

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ladyjanedoe
    I hate it too !! I tried this method last weekend and I found I actually enjoyed it.( I used pins)

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-91013-1.htm
    This is THE ONLY WAY to go , am surprised that so many don't , when I found this method by Sharon Scamber I was overjoyed.

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