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Jerudy 07-05-2020 06:00 PM

Curved safety pins for basting
 
Can anyone recommend smooth, sharp safety pins for basting a quilt. I just bought a new box of Dritz pins and they are horrible. I only pin baste, so please help.

Onebyone 07-05-2020 07:12 PM

Look for pins made in Japan. They are the best quality. The points are thin and sharp.

Peckish 07-05-2020 07:26 PM

I'm with you, I don't care much for the Dritz pins, they seem to have a rough surface that catches. I found that nickel-plated pins glide smoothly through fabric like a hot knife through butter.

dunster 07-05-2020 07:32 PM

I agree with the nickel-plated pins. In addition, when I was pin basting I used a Kwik Klip. It really saves your fingers.
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sandy l 07-06-2020 03:09 AM


Originally Posted by dunster (Post 8399469)
I agree with the nickel-plated pins. In addition, when I was pin basting I used a Kwik Klip. It really saves your fingers.
https://www.connectingthreads.com/kw...mpaign=PPCGNBS

I agree with Dunster, Kwik Klip is a sure finger saver

QuiltnNan 07-06-2020 03:47 AM

I buy the ones at Walmart. I've had them for years and they are still sharp

IrishgalfromNJ 07-06-2020 12:25 PM


Originally Posted by dunster (Post 8399469)
I agree with the nickel-plated pins. In addition, when I was pin basting I used a Kwik Klip. It really saves your fingers.
https://www.connectingthreads.com/kw...mpaign=PPCGNBS

I love my kwik klip as well.

juliasb 07-06-2020 12:35 PM

I bought my safety pins a at LQS years ago and they are the best. That is where I would go and see what they have.

suern3 07-06-2020 02:03 PM

Jerudy- I am also a pin-baster. The best ones I have found are called "Quilt Safe". They are smooth as silk to use. "Curved Basting Pins, Size 2, nickel-plated brass." Easy to use. I saved the package so I can be sure to get the same brand if I need more.

Jingle 07-06-2020 03:07 PM

I use large safety pins from Walmart. I use about 100 on each small quilt I make. I have enough to do at least 7 or more quilts.


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