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Old 01-12-2022, 04:04 PM
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Hi. I'm getting ready to baste my quilt sandwich and am wonderjng if any of you thread baste your quilts. I've only pin-basted, but it's hard on the fingers, lol. Any tips would be appreciated. 🙂
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Old 01-12-2022, 04:07 PM
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I have found that pin basting works best for me - especially bigger quilts. Small ones I usually spray paste them. Good Luck.
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Old 01-12-2022, 04:56 PM
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I thread baste baby quilts on my Qsnap floor frame. I pin baste bigger quilts or use Hobbs 80/20 fusible quilt batt.
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Old 01-12-2022, 04:57 PM
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I've only pin basted as well. I use a long wooden skewer to help me close the pins (the pointy end slides nicely under the sharp pin tip and then I can just push the clasp down over the raised tip) and it's been a game-changer for me.
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Old 01-12-2022, 05:12 PM
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I've thread basted, and it works better for my fingers than pinning.
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Old 01-12-2022, 05:34 PM
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What I did was to use a long thread. Start at the center and baste outward with half of thread. Then re thread the needle with the other end of thread and baste other direction. This may be the wrong way but, it worked for me
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Old 01-12-2022, 05:37 PM
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I don't thread baste. I use Washable school glue. And some smaller projects I spray baste.
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I used to pin baste but lately I'm using Elmer's school glue (it washes out) and I really like that technique. I drizzle it on the layers and let it dry. Works great.
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Old 01-12-2022, 06:27 PM
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years ago, I took a class from Sharon Schamber on free motion quilting. She had us hand baste the quilt first. I did like the process and it seemed to work well. I have a long arm now so no more basting for me. Anyway, there are still some youtubes out there on her method. Just do a search.
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Old 01-12-2022, 07:34 PM
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Glue baster here! Washable school glue. Fast, easy, easy to sew thru. Lots of tutes on this process.
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