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    pinmoores

    has anybody tried these and how do you like them I use to spray baste but its getting so pricy.Name:  pinmoore.JPG
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    I tried these before moving onto spray basting. I had to reposition the pins occasionally but definitely easier than using safety pins. Have you tried buying the spray basting in the larger sizes? Someone on the board said they had found it by the case. Maybe our LQS will start carrying the more economical larger sizes.

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    Leah Day uses them for her machine quilting at her site. I have switched to Hobbs 80/20 fusible batt and don't pin bast anymore. I also bought a can of the 505 spray bast that I will try soon. Basting methods are as varied as quilting methods and you will get lots of different opinions.

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    I thoguht they were a little pricey....so I made my own from a simple foam 'doorhanger' from walmart in the childrens chraft department and cut into squares..........have you tried using elmers glue....really really works well
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    I have these and love them. Easier than safety pins and not as messing as spray basting.
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    Someone on the board went to the Dollar store and bought erasers and cut them into pieces and it works just fantastic for them. I'm still of the old school that I use the bent safety pins for basting. Maybe I will move out of the stone age. . ..
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    You can also buy huge tubs of foam earplugs in many stores including Wal-mart that work pretty well as cheap Pinmoors.

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    I tried the erasers, cute as they were, they just didn't work as great as the safety pins. I tried basting spray but too messy so I guess I will stick to the safety pins. I tried ear plugs also. sticky to the safety pins, they work.

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    This looks like a great product. Thanks Mandyrose .... I have never even heard of these (had to google them) to find out what they were!!! lol I'm sure I'll be looking for these on sale at JoAnn's in the future!!

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    I use a Pinmore every time I use a straight pin for any pinning. I have about 200 of them. I thought the make-do foam, erasers, earplugs worked just fine until I tried the Pinmores. I can baste a large size quilt in no time at all. The Pinmore stays on the pin until I take it off. The website has a sale on them every so often.
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    I spray bast my quilts but still use some pins to keep it from moving until I get to quilt it.

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    You can also buy caulking backer rod at the hardware store for around $5 and cut it into pieces and you get about 300 homemade pinmoors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handcraftsbyjen View Post
    You can also buy caulking backer rod at the hardware store for around $5 and cut it into pieces and you get about 300 homemade pinmoors.
    I couldn't remember what this was called! I'm going to go get some today!
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    I use pinmoor's as well. They have sales from time to time. My husband bought me a package of 50. we cut them in half and I have a hundred. I had used safety pins,but,I find the pinmoor's much easier to use.
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    I tried the backing rod when it was posted before. Anything a pin will stick into will work but so far nothing has compared to the Pinmore in doing the best job for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborahlees View Post
    I thoguht they were a little pricey....so I made my own from a simple foam 'doorhanger' from walmart in the childrens chraft department and cut into squares..........have you tried using elmers glue....really really works well
    I made mine from those foam earplugs. Just cut them in half.
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    The foam earplugs work great and are waaaaaayyyyyy cheaper
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    I love the basting spray, I will not go back to pin basting. The time saved from not pinning and the frustration of having to move the pins out of the way as you quilt make the basing sprays totally worth the cost to me. My favorite spray is the 505. Occasionally you can get a sale at JoAnns.com, online, on the 505 and other basting sprays at 50% off. Twice now I have bought a case of it for 50% off


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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    Someone on the board went to the Dollar store and bought erasers and cut them into pieces and it works just fantastic for them. I'm still of the old school that I use the bent safety pins for basting. Maybe I will move out of the stone age. . ..
    That was me who bought the erasers and they work great. They were in a package of 6 or 7 for a dollar and I cut them up and they work just fine. I thought the Pinmores we just too expensive.

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    I made my own pinmoors from insulation tubes. I prefer to spray baste my quilts. I go to Wal-Mart
    and buy the spray baste for about 1/2 the price that you will find at Jo-Ann's. You do not need to
    use a lot of the spray for it to hold your layers together.

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    I have some but I would not spend the money again, they are ok but not as great as I thought they would be.
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    I really like the pinmoores.
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    I think they are harder to put into the quilt than the bent safety pins, but I love the ease of removing them as I quilt.
    Pat

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    Someone on the board went to the Dollar store and bought erasers and cut them into pieces and it works just fantastic for them. I'm still of the old school that I use the bent safety pins for basting. Maybe I will move out of the stone age. . ..
    And I'm from an even older school. I use regular safety pins (the ones that come with clothes from the dry cleaner) and the spoon-in-the-left-hand method. I hand baste after I pin. Then I machine quilt on my domestic machine. See, I told you it was a very old school.
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    How do these work? I've not seen them, but they look interesting??? Thanks for the info!!
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