Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
I need your expert opinion please :) >

I need your expert opinion please :)

I need your expert opinion please :)

Old 08-20-2013, 04:30 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 548
Default I need your expert opinion please :)

Hello everyone,

If you have a moment, would you please tell me if you baste, spray or pin your quilt sandwich and why you chose your preferred way? I am in the process of quilting a baby quilt (my first) but I am getting stabbed, scratched and beat up by the pins I used to hold it in place. This is the way I was taught, but I know there are other ways and I want to be open to them, but would appreciate you sharing your experiences. Thanks so much.
Lovequilting22 is offline  
Old 08-20-2013, 04:35 PM
  #2  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 2,033
Default

Although I don't claim to be an expert, I will share what I do. I pin. All my pins have the little "jackets" and I use the Kwik clip tool. Never have pin pricks, it is quick and I don't get bunching on the back.

I do spray small things sometimes, but I don't like the fumes and mess so I don't do it often.
Monika is offline  
Old 08-20-2013, 04:40 PM
  #3  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: England Alton Towers
Posts: 6,674
Default

You need to use bent safety pins designed especially for basting quilts or just tack all over in 4 inch squares.

For a baby I would not use glue. Straight pins are not for basting.
DOTTYMO is offline  
Old 08-20-2013, 04:49 PM
  #4  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 2,657
Default

I spray baste all mine after I learned about 505 basting spray. Will never pin again.
Misty's Mom is offline  
Old 08-20-2013, 04:52 PM
  #5  
Super Member
 
Dina's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,500
Default

You can buy the bent safety pins at Wal-Mart, or at least that is where I got mine. MUCH better than straight pins! Ouch!!

Dina
Dina is offline  
Old 08-20-2013, 05:04 PM
  #6  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The middle of an IL cornfield
Posts: 7,014
Default

I spray baste for the most part. I generally toss in a few safety pins near the edges.

As far as people worrying about the spray basting being a chemical, I figure by the time it's washed a couple of times there won't be any more chemical from that than all the other stuff used in the manufacturing process.

I HATE to pin baste an entire quilt. I can't seem to use a closer tool properly and end up wearing all the skin off my fingers. While quilting, removing pins is a bother, too.
Lisa_wanna_b_quilter is offline  
Old 08-20-2013, 05:14 PM
  #7  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 41,477
Default

I used to safety pin my sandwich but I always got a wrinkle in my backing that way. The 2 methods I use now are: Hobbs 80/20 fusible quilt batt or 505 spray basting. The Hobbs is ironed to make the quilt sandwich to get it ready for machine quilting. The 505 spray is used to spray on both the backing and quilt top to baste it to a quilt batt.
Tartan is offline  
Old 08-20-2013, 05:21 PM
  #8  
Super Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 4,688
Default

Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
I used to safety pin my sandwich but I always got a wrinkle in my backing that way. The 2 methods I use now are: Hobbs 80/20 fusible quilt batt or 505 spray basting. The Hobbs is ironed to make the quilt sandwich to get it ready for machine quilting. The 505 spray is used to spray on both the backing and quilt top to baste it to a quilt batt.
This is what I do athugh I do put pins on the corners just to make sure they don't fold over. I have problems with my hands and so I pin as little as possible.
QuiltnLady1 is offline  
Old 08-20-2013, 05:23 PM
  #9  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 548
Default

Originally Posted by DOTTYMO View Post
You need to use bent safety pins designed especially for basting quilts or just tack all over in 4 inch squares.

For a baby I would not use glue. Straight pins are not for basting.
Ah, now there's a thought! Curved pins.....hmm.....I will have to checked into that. See? I didn't know that straight pins were not for basting. Thus the reason for soliciting your opinions! .
Lovequilting22 is offline  
Old 08-20-2013, 05:25 PM
  #10  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 9,312
Default

One of the best tings I discovered was spray basting, love it never looked back!
Lori S is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
tedytrser
Main
9
10-22-2013 01:11 PM
Sally J
Main
7
01-25-2013 11:24 AM
SoBuzy
Main
2
03-11-2012 05:49 PM
Lindach
Main
3
01-24-2011 08:03 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


FREE Quilting Newsletter