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Thread: I hate basting

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    Junior Member pippa's Avatar
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    so I have bribed myself with 15 mins basting then 15 mins board. I did look for basting spray but none of the LNS seems to stock it.
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    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.

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    how funny

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    What is a basting gun? That's a new one to me, but then as a beginning quilter, everything is new to me.

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    I agree basting does suck bad. Best of luck :-)

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    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

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    For machine quilting I use pins. The only hand quiting project I've done so far I thread basted. Just recently got a basting gun, so will try that out.

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    Here's a new notion to help with the basting:
    http://www.pinmoor.com/
    These thingies eliminate the need for safety pins and, I imagine, would be quicker to put in and take out.

    Also, there is the innovative method by Sharon Schamber:
    Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwNylePFAA
    Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_EjBGz5vGQ

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    I only ever use 505 basting spray, it definitely takes the hard work out of it. You can baste a whole side of a quilt in 15 minutes :thumbup:

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    I don't do any hand quilting, only machine quilting so I always use spray baste. I love it. Quick and easy and able to start quilting in less than an hour. Also on small projects like wall hangings I use straight pins. So much easier.

    (time lapse)

    Oh my goodness, I just watched the Pinmoor video. I started to say that I have used pincel erasers on the end of straight pins but thought it sounded too dumb. Who knew!

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    you can usually find basting spray at wallmart if they havent taking out fabric yet in your area, it's also cheaper.

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    I pinned a quilt this weekend, but I want to thank MTS for posting the pinmoor site. That looks like something I'll try. Has anyone used them?

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    I don't know about Walmart and it's brands but I would suggest you stick to a known brand like 505 which is tried and true and perfectly safe to use, even in baby quilts.

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    For some reason I like thread basting smoothing out and listen to music and just securing for hand work love the whole process!

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    WalMart carries June Tailor spray. I've used pins on most projects. BUT - I just bought a basting gun and am looking forward to trying it out on my current quilt project.

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    Be careful with a basting gun. I've broken a needle when it hit one of those plastic things that hold your quilt sandwich together. And they are a real pain to remove!

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    oh my, so sorry you can't find spray basting. I can't get on the floor anymore so i did thread basting on a folding table. I used clips to hold the quilt onto the table and basted the center, then moved the quilt and re clipped and finished. there are battings out there that are fusible too. you iron the top to the batting and then the backing.

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    Many longarmers will baste a quilt for you. Prices vary, but if you really hate basting you could check it out.

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    Spray adhesive, at Walmart in the craft section. Elmers Craft Bond . $5.95 does a good job. and reasonable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irishrose
    What is a basting gun? That's a new one to me, but then as a beginning quilter, everything is new to me.
    It is a plastic gun which functions a bit like a stapler and shoots plastic thingies (like the ones that hold price tags on) through the quilt sandwich. The disadvantage is that you have to cut them off and they leave a small hole.

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    I use Pinmoors and they work great. I used them to baste a king size quilt, bundled it up and hauled it to two sew days and not one pin fell out. I found they work best with good sharp thin glass head pins and make sure the pin is halfway in.

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    What is a basting gun?

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    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.

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    i only use basting spray , i love 505 but if i need some now i use what i can find , but order 505 from joann.com and use the coupon, i believe once you try spray basting you will love it!!

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    I know a lot of the spray basters like 505 but I use June Tailor that I can get at Joann's with a coupon. They sell it at Wal-Mart, also (no coupon). I have no complaints with the June Tailor brand.

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