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Old 07-16-2014, 01:51 PM
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I have just spray basted my quilt. Usually I also pin it. Does anyone else do this or am I making more work for myself. My quilts are usually queen size.
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:58 PM
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I have never spray basted a quilt -

But there are men that wear a belt and suspenders, so it probably would not hurt anything.
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:02 PM
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If you spray baste you should not need to pin it too. But it doesn't hurt anything so if you are more comfortable doing both, go for it!
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:17 PM
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I don't use pins unless it's the last resort in any of my quilting. I detest using pins. Nasty painful things.
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Old 07-16-2014, 02:29 PM
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I used to pin - then found my fingers were cramping something awful to open and close the pins. Then I switched to spray baste - the overspray really bothered me. No I swear by Elmer's washable school glue. Love it!!
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I only pin around the edges. Mostly it's because I sometimes have to pack them away before I am finished quilting.
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I spray baste and I never pin unless there's a part that's giving me trouble, which is seldom.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:01 PM
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I spray baste all of my quilts and never pin them. Occasionally I respray a little more on the corners but have had wonderful luck with spray basting. Even large queen (king) size quilts. I then quilt myself on my Bernina.
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Old 07-16-2014, 03:12 PM
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I do both. I lightly spray with Elmer's glue and pin. I like large thin pins and use a spoon to close and open them so I don't get stuck.

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Old 07-16-2014, 03:34 PM
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I always spray baste and just strategically pin: a little around the edges and a few across the body of it. I have a tool to close the pins so no getting stuck or achey fingers
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