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Pin basting and/or spray basting

Old 03-17-2012, 06:25 PM
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I was curious to how many of you pin baste, spray baste, or both? Do you hand quilt or machine quilt? What are the advantages of the basting method you use? Also, if you strictly spray baste, is there a need to "stabilize the quilt"? Your input is very appreciated.
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:45 PM
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Old 03-17-2012, 06:54 PM
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I still do it the old fashioned way - with curved safety pins.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:07 PM
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I use spray basting, but with a temporary basting spray. I still use a few straight pins with pinmores, usually only 10 of these and then I machine quilt. Works really well.
I do always wash my quilts when I'm done putting on the binding because I like the crinkle look.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:26 PM
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I spray baste to get the sandwich together. But I also pin because when I move the quilt around to do the quilting, it always moves.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:37 PM
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I spray baste. On a larger quilt I will usually add safety pins around the border (but spaced pretty far apart) just to make sure the edges don't start coming apart. I machine quilt.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:01 PM
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I've done both but get better results with spray basting - no tucks on the backing. It's also easier to quilt since there are no pins to remove as I quilt.
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:03 PM
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Hand or longarm baste!
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:21 PM
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I thread baste because as a general rule, I'm a hand quilter but I am slowly learning how to machine quilt and have used fusible batting which worked very well for me (holding the sandwich together, not fmq, lol). I did order some basting spray which I think will work better for me.
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