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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey
    I use safety pins for my basting. They work great and don't come out like stick pins do. You also don't get jabbed in the boob every time you turn around!
    LMAO - One time I was working with pins and somehow stabbed myself in the artery in my wrist! I wouldn't be able to do it again if I tried. I bled, had a huge bruise. That's when I went to basting spray

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    I use safety pins for my basting also, i find that it works better for me. haven't tried the spray. lol
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    May I add a bit "please test first" if you use a school glue, make sure it is not a colored stick..I used Elmers School Glue said washable and it was red(pinkish)in color, so was my appliqued back ground when I washed it..Oh,it finally washed out to a faint color after numerious hand washings..and if you donot point it out know one knows.. I only used a dab..hate to think what a full basting would of done. The plain white sticks seem to work & leave no stain that I have noticed.
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    What are Pinmoors?

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    Oh. That is what a Pinmoor is. Looks easy, but I have to agree, expensive. I wonder if packing peanuts would work for this?

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    Have safety pins (curved) but never used them. They look like they will poke a big hole in the fabric. The pinmoors are interesting, but think I'll wait for the price to come down. Like the idea of packing peanuts from lucyb!!

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    Pinmoors, what a novel idea!

    Grann of 6: When I spray baste, i spray the batting, not the fabric. You mentioned your gold fabric, so I was unsure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntiehenno
    Pinmoors, what a novel idea!

    Grann of 6: When I spray baste, i spray the batting, not the fabric. You mentioned your gold fabric, so I was unsure.
    Oh, yeah, me too. But the spray will still come in contact with the gold fabric when I stick it down. Anyhow it is all done now and the spray is back home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    They look great, but $19.95 for 50?? That's 38 1/2 cents each!That sounds awful expensive!
    You get what you pay for in these. Self healing and they stay on the pins until I take them off. After I use them 38 1/2 times they will cost me 0 per use. 8-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theresa
    Have safety pins (curved) but never used them. They look like they will poke a big hole in the fabric. The pinmoors are interesting, but think I'll wait for the price to come down. Like the idea of packing peanuts from lucyb!!
    I use the #1 size curved safety pins and they don't leave holes in my quilts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey
    I use safety pins for my basting. They work great and don't come out like stick pins do. You also don't get jabbed in the boob every time you turn around!
    yep I know that feeling all to well so I now use the safety pins

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplefiend
    Quote Originally Posted by Theresa
    Have safety pins (curved) but never used them. They look like they will poke a big hole in the fabric. The pinmoors are interesting, but think I'll wait for the price to come down. Like the idea of packing peanuts from lucyb!!
    I use the #1 size curved safety pins and they don't leave holes in my quilts.
    I'll check the number on 'em...thanks for letting me know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucyb
    Oh. That is what a Pinmoor is. Looks easy, but I have to agree, expensive. I wonder if packing peanuts would work for this?
    Great idea. I'll have to try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    This is why I use Pinmoors. The best thing I have bought in the last year. I can baste a big quilt in no time using these. FYI: I have tried every spongy/foamy/pliable item there is but they aren't Pinmoors.

    http://www.pinmoor.com/
    I just bought a bag of these! I'd never heard of them before. I have a bad back and using safety pins takes too long for me and also hurts my fingers. I hope these are as good as I hear. But they're expensive! I may have to mix in some cut up white erasers like someone else suggested.
    Thanks for the idea.

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    This is a little late probably because I'm sure you are finished by now. I use wonder under to baste with. I cut strips about 1 1/2 and then just cut random amounts out of that strip. Then layer fabrics. You cannot feel the wonder under at all.

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    I use elmers washable school glue! Works great! I use it to hold my binding in place too while I sew it. Washes right out.

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    really you do not plan on your table runner being washed? do you cover them with something to keep them clean? the first table runner i made years ago, i did not wash, i made it, gave it to my mother for mothers day...she loved it and used it...and she threw it in the wash when needed, being 100% cotton should not be a problem...well i did not quilt it all that well, used warm & natural, it shrank and became all mis-shapen...she was so bumbed, ironing it helped, but i felt like such a heel for giving her a gift without (doing it right) after that i always wash my finished runners to make sure they are going to behave. i do not want to give something that will stress someone out. and i use runners all over my house and they all get washed, at least before putting away when changing seasons or just switching them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    really you do not plan on your table runner being washed? do you cover them with something to keep them clean? the first table runner i made years ago, i did not wash, i made it, gave it to my mother for mothers day...she loved it and used it...and she threw it in the wash when needed, being 100% cotton should not be a problem...well i did not quilt it all that well, used warm & natural, it shrank and became all mis-shapen...she was so bumbed, ironing it helped, but i felt like such a heel for giving her a gift without (doing it right) after that i always wash my finished runners to make sure they are going to behave. i do not want to give something that will stress someone out. and i use runners all over my house and they all get washed, at least before putting away when changing seasons or just switching them out.
    Yes, I do wash my table runners, and plan that they can be washed. But table runners are not like clothing, don't get washed OFTEN. These are gifts from very nice fabrics given for Christmas gifts. I figure they will be washed once a year and the gold on them should hold up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dkm
    This is a little late probably because I'm sure you are finished by now. I use wonder under to baste with. I cut strips about 1 1/2 and then just cut random amounts out of that strip. Then layer fabrics. You cannot feel the wonder under at all.
    I have done this in the past; but I can feel the difference in the areas where the wonder under is. I found my basting spray so all worked out in the end. I am using Roxanne's basting glue for the binding and love the outcome.

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    I have a big container of earplugs left over from my (ahem...) biker chick days. Are they the same as pinmoor? They look the same in the picture.

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