Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day



Happy Holidays and thanks for stopping by for the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway. I am giving away a charm pack of Aster Manor by Three Sisters for Moda.

I have been sewing forever but starting quilting this year. One thing I have been wondering about recently is basting quilts. At some point I had gotten the impression that most (safety) pinned but from reading some recent blog posts it seems there are more thread basters out there than I thought. (Thus far I have pinned other than a few runners I have spray basted.)

To enter the giveway, leave me a comment how you prefer to baste your quilts. At the end of the giveaway (Midnight CST on December 6th), I will add in a second entry for followers. Please be sure your profile is set up so I can contact you via email or your blog from your comment.

You can check out the rest of the great giveaways at the Sew Mama Sew blog .

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Anya said...





Since I've gotten my HQ16, I no longer have to baste my quilts, but I used to pin them. My friend Susan prefers Sharon Schamber's basting method (I think there is a video on her site or on YouTube). Thanks for the chance.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...





I used to pin baste my quilts, but have started using the spray basting. I have been pretty happy with the way it holds the sandwich together. I do still pin around the edges to keep everything in place. Thanks for participating in the Giveaway day!

Zegi said...





I usually think it turns out better when I baste it. However...I am not quite that patient! It is easier and faster to pin and the pins are easier to spot and remove at finish time if they haven't already been removed. I am hoping some day to find a quilting frame that totally negates the need to pin or baste. Do you think it exists?

Rachel's Quilts said...





If I have to, I use pins. I also found switching to cotton batting helped the quilt sandwich to stick together better - still need pins but the fabric doesn't shift as much. Thanks for the great giveaway.

Shannon said...





I use the pins as well, mostly because I've not been brave enough to try something different!

Gin said...





I find spray basting messy, but that's probably because I haven't done it enough. So I'm a safety pin girl!

SDGvegan said...





I pin

Amy said...





I like to use safety pins, but haven't tried anything else.

Gwyneth said...





large, large stitches in visible thread

Jen said...





I tend to pin. I used to use the basting gun that sticks the little plastic tabs like what holds a tag onto clothing, but didn't really like that at all. It was too frustrating and messy. Thanks for the giveaway (I'm a follower now too).

Valerie said...





I'm a pinner, but I'd really like to try basting spray someday... right now I'm just too chicken :)

Mama bee said...





I'm a rookie quilter (only 1 so far), so all I've done is safety pins.

Gretchen R said...





I've really only finished one quilt and I used pins. In the future though, I intend to baste it.

Sew Create It - Jane said...





What a lovely giveaway..please count me in.

After years of being a pin baster I am now a thread baster...I find it really eliminates the puckers on the back.

Crystal Hendrix said...





I pin, and very poorly at that too. I wonder also if the spray is better and how well it holds up on a large quilt or if pins are better.

Thank you for the giveaway.

handsofgold said...





good luck!
i use safety pins, and also a long stitch and baste by hand --
now, have to wear a pair of 'reading/sewing' glasses too!

Deb said...





I pin my quilts, and it seems to work fine. I'm a follower, too. Thank you for participating in the giveaway.

CBear said...





I pin, with the quilt laying out flat on the largest space of carpet I have... which means that I *always* end up pinning the quilt to my carpet.

Mel O'Drama said...





rookie, but i thread baste.

melissa at theallgeiers dot com

Marianne said...





Started out basting by hand, tried spray (hated it) and now safety pin exclusively.

Neverwas said...





I used to use straight pins but switched to safety pins since I could easily roll and scrunch the layers under my machine arm without poking myself or losing the pins.

RyanSarahN said...





I use quilter's safety pins, works pretty well for me!

Jody said...





I use safety pins although I must admit I haven't made very many.

Vicki said...





I tape the backing down, and baste with curved safety pins (I even have a tutorial for it on my blog).

Morgan said...





I've only used pins but haven't made any large quilts yet. Didn't even know about spray basting until reading these comments so I may have to try that next!

Beverly said...





I'm a pinner also : ) (is that a word?) I have spray basted smaller projects, but like some of the others, find it a bit messy. I used to thread baste, but that took too long. Actually, I prefer not making the quilt sandwich at all...and often just hand off my projects to a long-arm quilter! I do always have a hand-quilting project in the works so after hooping an area I remove the pins just from that part so they don't catch the thread.
whitecrew6@juno.com

Grace said...





I've always used pins but then I stumbled upon iron on batting! So that was a different thing to try. It made for a faster way to finish the quilt.

julie said...





I've only made a few small quilts, and I pinned them.

I'm having a giveaway, too! kundhi.com :)

Loralynn said...





I usually end up hand basting them. Pins are nice, but they can be a pain!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...





I have been quilting for over 25 years and I only pin, tried spray, YIKES did not like that at all. Thank you for this chance.

Djaj said...





Hum.... I don't quilt yet, but for clothes sewing I baste (and when I get lazy I pin....)
I love your gift and would be more than happy to win it, but the bell is wonderful !!!

Malissa said...





I am still learning to quilt. So far I have just pinned.

Teresa C said...





I am new to quilting as well, at least the quilting part and am very interested in the comments here. I have been pinning, but might try the spray. Thanks for the giveaway!

Suzanne said...





I pin baste usually but I also love fusible batting!

Carolyn said...





I've only made a few quilts (I just started quilting this year, too!) so the only method I've used are the pins. Straight pins. It's kind of painful in the stabby way. My next quilt I'm going to try the curved safety pins. Thanks for the chance to win! I love Moda charm packs! (who doesn't??)

free indeed said...





I tend to reach for the safety pins first since that is how I learned to baste, but on occassion, esp with bigger quilts, I've been reaching for the spray basting. I just have too hard a time squatting on the floor to pin baste...can't get up too gracefully anymore know what I mean? So, if the quilt is small enough to drape at the table, I'll pin, otherwise I spray away!

Snyder Central said...





Umm.. I've only ever made one quilt. And I had my grandmother's help. We just did ties, and not actual quilting though. Grandma always used really big safety pins to baste her quilts together. It was a BIG production getting everything laid just so and then pinning a million pins in.

Sara said...





For small minis (less than 15" square or so), I just use a fusible batting. Anything larger than that I thread baste. I find that I don't like quilting around the safety pins.

Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway!

Annie said...





I've never made a quilt though I have a couple of charm packs sitting around planning to make a quilt for my son, one of these days I'll get around to trying it out! This charm pack would probably make a lovely quilt for my new baby girl :)

tong said...





Thanks for hosting this wonderful giveaway!

I use safety pins, and a lot of them, to baste my quilts. But I am still new to quilting, and I'd like to give sewing long stitches by hand a try one day.

The Mangerchine's said...





I'm a pinner. And I'm now a follower of your blog!

ikkinlala said...





I haven't quilted a lot yet, but so far I've only pinned.

HandbagsbyJen said...





I have only made one quilt so far, but I pinned.

CraftyJodie said...





Great giveaway. I pin my quilts, but it hurts the fingers!!! So I use a knitting needle to close the pins.

Lia said...





I'd rather not baste anything and asks someone to do it for me hahahahhaa...but if I MUST...I'll use those slanted clip pin

Kat said...





I use pins, and I usually lay the layers out on the floor. I'm working on a way to hang the layers, though, so that gravity will keep them straight and I can see both sides at the same time.

Karla @ Ramblin' Roads said...





I use safety pins. For me, it's just quicker and easier than basting. I think because the pins can be moved if you get them in the wrong place.

handmadebyheidi said...





I lay all my layers on the floor and then use pins.

sb said...





I try to avoid basting if possible, but when I do, I just go the old pin route.

The Shumate Family said...





I use safety pins, definitely works best for me. Simple to correct and stay where you want them to be. No shifting!

Etc said...





I have only used safety pins. Seems to work well for me.

Randi Platt said...





I usually pin, but last time I used spray basting as well. LOVED it!

Rachel said...





I learned from my mom to use safety pins.

Will Work for Fabric said...





I love this fabric line, but haven't got to work with any yet, but would love the opportunity!!!

Katie B. said...





I'm a safety pin user! But I'm new to quilting, so I'm open to other methods too. I use the method on Oh! Fransson.

Little Miss S. said...





I haven't quilted a lot, but I always have used pins. Perhaps one should try another method...

Holly said...





I've always used pins, but for the first time last year thread-basted a quilt and I have to say, it was a lot easier to maneuver the quilt and seemed to keep things together well.

EmileeHope said...





I go back and forth between basting and safety pins. I think it is easier to baste when I am hand quilting, but I like using pins on small projects, or when I am machine quilting. (something I am just learning.)

EmileeHope said...





Oh, and I am now a follower of your blog!

Gabriel and Dorothy said...





I use safety pins. I'd never even heard of the basting method until a few months ago, but I haven't tried it yet. I always end up with bunching/folding on the back side, so basting is probably a better choice for me at least. One of these days I'll try it...

momawake said...





I pin baste mine. I've also broken a pin when the needle hit it.

tammiemarie said...





I hope I can still enter - even though I've never actually completed a quilt! I am in the middle of one now, and planning on taping it to the tile floor and then pin basting.

two hippos said...





I pin baste or spray baste depending on size.

Kaye Prince said...





I generally lay mine on the floor and pin baste them. I've found this had led to a little bit of puckering though and so I've been researching some better ways. Great giveaway!

KarenH said...





I use pins.

michelou said...





I have tried the pins and I have tried the spray, and honestly now I just sew away unless it's a really large quilt!

Michelle
michelou[at]gmail[dot]com

Helena said...





I baste with pins like Grandma taught.

Leigh said...





I'm still learning, and my two "finished" quiltes left a lot to be desired... But I saw some batting at the store that you could iron between your two layers... I'm tempted to try it but I've never seen it used in a quilt blog so I'm guessing it's sub-par! I also want to try some of those bent safety pins.

Kristen said...





I have only basted one quilt, and I am not really sure if what I did was really basting! I sewed straight lines down the whole thing. It took forever, but I loved the outcome!

RetroGirl said...





I used safety pins on the few baby quilts I've made!

kynaroyal(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sara said...





I use pins, but not to very good effect unfortunately...looking for another method :)

Kristan said...





I am a safety pinny baster. I LOVE the curved wonky ones from, of all places, Walmart. They seem to be the sharpest!!

Daisy said...





Still learning. I will read through the comments and get back to you lol.. Just kidding. New to quiltting. better ask the experts. (see above)

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...





I use the spray basting method
however I like fusable batting for small projects like runners and wall quilts.
Hope you have a great day. :o}
Regena

Sydney said...





I am just learning to quilt. Made the mistake of having my first quilt be queen-sized. It was in time out for several months before I got the nerve to actually quilt it. Now it's on my bed. LOVE IT!
I am a safety-pin baster. Easy, and easy to fix when I make mistakes!

Shannon Hillinger said...





I prefer thread basting, but I almost never do it. Instead I usually pin baste and then things end up all lumpy.

Kati said...





I usually pin and spray baste if I'm going to quilt a small one by machine. I very rarely use a basting stitch. I've added my self as a follower too...

Susana said...





I safety pin, then baste. Which is bothersome, but very helpful with keeping everything neat, and I need all the help I can get in that department! Thanks for the giveaway!

kaiolohiakids said...





I usually pin, but I'd love to try the spray-just keep reading how messy it is so that has me a little hesitant

Jessica Christensen said...





I love those fabrics.

I always pin baste. One time I hand basted with long running stitches -- never again. Too time-consuming. I've never tried spray basting. Sounds slightly messy, but may not be.

Stacy said...





I've only made a few quilts, but I prefer to pin them myself.

kathytypestoo said...





lots of pins, although i am certainly no expert! thanks for the chance to win!

ladmquilter said...





I tried pinning an always seem to get puckers on the back I switched to spray basting and now that does not seem to happen. Thanks for a great giveaway.

gill said...





hi
i used to safety pin but now i usually use the micro tack gun
gill x

Judy V said...





I usually pin baste, but when I want it really perfect, I hand sew with a running stitch and and machine sew over it. This works well for bindings that you may want to be sturdy

supermedic said...





def spray and then pin and then just kinda work it out lol

jbranch said...





I usually pin, but I have yet to have a quilt that turns out as smooth as I would like on the back.

JD said...





I've only made one quite so far, but I have plans for more... basting is something that scares me... i need to learn more!

Amy said...





I just started quilting, and have yet to finish my first quilt. I've been looking at tutorials online to learn how to baste a quilt. Can't wait to try it!

amy said...





I thread baste. I've never had much luck with the pins turning out the way I'd like. Thanks!

con Ka said...





I use thread, I find it safer.

Simply EC said...





I safety pin my quilts. I'm very impatient, and I've just started quilting and safety pins seem to work best for the knot quilts I've done so far.

Thanks for the giveaway. (Beautiful photo on you banner by the way!)

Michael and Rachelle said...





I have only done one real quilt so far and I used pins but I really want to try the spray. I found the pins annoying.

rainylakechick said...





I definitely baste with safety pins! I have a sandwich size ziploc baggie in my sewing kit that holds all the pretty gold pins. A friend was over sewing with me on Sunday, saw the bag, and asked, "What are these for?"

"Pinning quilts for quilting, of course!" That friend is making her first quilt now... when she gets the front and back finished, I'm helping her baste it!

nrnoodle said...





I have been quilting for about 14 years and I have always liked pinning my quilts. I have thread basted a few but I prefer safety pins. I like to stipple quilt and the thread baste tends to get in my way more.

RosaMarĂ­a said...





hola!! i use just safety pins!! thanks!!

moramargaritaster said...





Long stitching and baste by hand.I haven´t try anyelse.
Thanks for the giveaway.

dj said...





I baste my quilts with crochet cotton thread about 3-4 inches apart. I baste stitches vertically (up and down) with a horizontal stitch. This locks the stitch from moving until I want to pull it out.

I set up large quilts for basting on my amish (grace-like) frame with three rollers; however, I place smaller quilts flat on a table to baste.

Also, I like to iron the thee layers as it helps them stick together.

You can find my link to this post at dreamworthyquilts.blogspot.com. My email is on the blog. You will also see that I listed your blog as a link.

Thanks

Needled Mom said...





Well.....I hope you know that I am already a follower.

Love the charm pack. Can we ever have enough of those? I am breaking into mine with the Year of Schnibbles projects.

Favorite basting technique is to lay it out on my sewing table (it's a good height) or spread out on the floor for the larger ones. The second is a little back breaking so sometimes I will set up a couple of folding tables and do it. I tend to like safety pins, but occasionally do the thread basting.

Sarah said...





For a small quilt I use safety pins, and for a larger one I use the spray stuff. I always feel a little guilty about it, but I hate basting :(

And I'm also a follower!

Meg said...





Awesome give-away--I've been eyeing this line for a bit. :)

My first 2 quilts were thread-basted. Then I discovered pin-basting, and have done several small projects this way, but never anything very large. Now, however, I'm trying basting spray (Tailor's) and so far I'm quite impressed. I'm waiting to finish a baby quilt that I've spray basted before I give my final verdict, tho!

Digital Misfit said...





I am a newbie, so I have only tried pinning, but I want to try spray basting someday.

hugs & Happy Holidays

heidi
heidig@gmail.com

Barbara said...





greetings! I baste with thread on the machine, long stitches along each edge. Sometimes I spray, but worry about the overspray and usually have to do it indoors (ugh). Hop over to PiecefulDays.SquareSpace.com to visit me!

mmperdue said...





Giant safety pins! Works great for me.

Nicole said...





Love the fabric you've chosen! I am new to quilting but have found that pinning works the best for me. Thanks for the give away!!
Nicole.Vink@gmail.com

Marianne said...





I pin baste. I don't like the spray basting as I find the needle doesn't always perform well with it. I have hand basted and like this method best but it is definitely more time consuming to pull it all out later.

Grace Wong said...





like the others, I use pins. :)

Marianne said...





I'm a follower now. I thought I already was but I guess I wasn't even though I have often visited here. Love your blog!

Bec Clarke said...





I have just discovered spray basting. Otherwise I like the long yellow headed pins.

Our Family said...





I also pin. But am trying the fusible batting this time around...let's hope it turns out and doesn't ruin my quilt. :)

Cara said...





While I detest it I both spray and pin. I've had problems, ie HUGE tucks, when doing just one. So I spray heavy and pin lighter, about every 4-6 inches. I use the curved pins as I find them easier, and I spend less time pining/scraping the floor and they snap in easier which saves my fingers.

Tricia said...





I've only made to quilts so far...the first I spray basted. It was only a baby quilt and I don't think it stayed together well. The second (and larger sized) quilt I decided to safety pin. I'll be sticking with that from now on! I thought the spray really gunked up my needle.

Terry said...





I used to pin but now I spray baste everything. It's so much faster and washes right out. Thanks for the giveaway! :0)

Tricia said...





Oh I'm a follower! Have been for a bit :)

Rafael's Mum said...





Hi Karen, lovely charm pack! thanks for the chance to win... I just oldfashioned pin... I tape the backing to the kitchen floor with masking tape. smooth over the batting, then put on the top and put the pins in... It would be fun trying other way though but as I am a beginner I haven't got there yet..

Linda said...





I haven't found 'my' basting method yet! I usually safety pin it, and just recently tried strip quilt as you go (found on Quilt Taffy's blog). It turned out better the first time I tried it, but I think I'll try that again. I'd also like to try spray basting. That one makes the most sense in my mind.

Count me in on your blog - lovely charm pack!

andrea creates said...





I've never made a really big quilt ,but I'd have to say i'd probably pin it

bubbachenille said...





I pin, then tack!

2miracles/Tove said...





How I baste depends on how big the quilt is, usually a pin or stitch but I have discovered a KK2000 it great for small projects.

sparklepetal said...





I would love to win this gorgeous charm pack! I'm not really a seasoned quilter, but when I do have a go I use safety pins. a LOT of safety pins.

mindingmomma said...





Ideally, I stretch it out in the fellowship hall over two tables, then safety pin it like crazy, because I hand quilt without a frame!

The Sewing Dork said...





My grandmother who was a turn of the last century orphan, used to handbaste all her quilts - she made them for the whole family. In her senior year grandpa finally bought her a quilting frame and she pin-tacked. To this day, I still use the handbaste method she taught me.
cynsaw2@hotmail.com

Nova said...





I usually pin.

CupCakeCutie said...





basting? people actually baste! I do baby quilts mostly occasionally I pin them.

rosemeg said...





I am a beginner and only know how to pin...sigh...

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...





Hi Karen! Thanks for participating in the give away. I mostly pin before I quilt, but on small items I have sprayed. Good luck with your basting!

Carrie said...





I don't do a ton of quilting, but when I do I pin to baste. That is how I was taught. Never thought of doing it another way!

MichelleM said...





I just started quilting. I use pins. Love the fabric and thanks for the giveaway!

Becca P. said...





Well my first quilt is still in process. The top is done, and I am in the process of quilting the top, but I pinned it together... only because I had no idea there was any other way. Thanks for the giveaway.

Evelyn said...





I have to confess that I spray baste. It's just so quick and it works so well! But I do hate that it's wasteful (chemicals, cans, money....). Thanks for hosting a giveaway!

Georgie said...





I've tried every way, I think, and always fall back on how my mom taught me -- hand baste! I love the concept of the spray, and have used it often for small projects, but I find it really gums up my needle. Good luck to you!

Can't Believe I'm Sewing said...





I've only tried pin basting, but I'd like to try spray at some point.

Eema-le said...





I'm with you on the safety pins but I'm very tempted to try the spray stuff.

daizee said...





I pin!

lisa said...





I pin, but my last quilt I thougt I had it pinned enough and I guess not. I think I am going to look into that spray stuff as well as pins...I don't trust just a spray.

KatyK said...





Pinning all the way, but still struggle with it

Nuts To You! said...





I only ever made three quilts, and I tied them all. I would like to make quilts for each of my girls and am interested in pinning them!
Shawna

Tim, Allyson, Emahry, and Jonathan said...





I'm working on my first quilt and plan on using safety pins.
a_heart4home(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sue said...





I use the bent safety pins to baste my quilts. For large quilts, I have a tabletop protector for my dining table that has a felted side. I turn it felted side up and use large paper clamps to clamp the back of the fabric flat to the protector. Then I just sit down and pin. I reposition the quilt as needed after the entire top is pinned.

Love the Decor! said...





Pins for sure
I love the moda charm packs!!
I am a follower too!

Chancy said...





I use safety pins to baste. It seems like pinning would be quicker and less hassle, so for the sake of ease pins it is. Thanks for the giveaway!

sewfunky said...





safety pinner!

Please enter me in the draw!

Pop Wahm Buzz said...





I am safety pinner - but only quilting pins, I tried to use regular ones once, what a disaster!!

Jenny said...





I use safety pins, but I'm still a beginner, so I'm still figuring out if thats the best way for me :-)

Vesuviusmama said...





Originally, I sew basted. Ugh! As a hand quilter, I thought that was my only option, but I have since begun pin basting. I have now used a combination of spray basting with pins around the outside for two quilts. Basting is by far my least favorite part of the process, so the easier, the better.

Willa said...





I am usually working small enough that I do not have to baste! If I do, I use safety pins. Blech!

Jamie said...





I usually use saftey pins, but I've been wanting to try the spray adhesive.

Staci K. said...





I have only made a few quilts, and they were all small baby quilts. The first one was done in a class and we used basting spray, but the others I have done I've used pins. I liked the spray, but I'm afraid it will be messy and leave a sticky residue on my floor - does it?

mjb said...





I most often pin baste, but smaller projects are thread basted.

Calico Road said...





I'm a pinner. I've tried the basting spray, but have only had success using it on small projects like you do. Lucky for me, I have a hubby that has been forced to learn how to pin to help me out. :)

Care said...





Safety pins, ALWAYS! I tape the back to my tile floor, then layer the batting and top and pin.

thanks for the giveaway!

SGordon said...





I've just been bitten by the quilting bug. The spray basting seems wonderful but too good to be true! It's pins for me, at least for now. Thanks for participating in the giveaways. Happy holidays!

quilteddog said...





when I have to, I use safety pins, but I try to avoid this task as much as possible.
Great giveaway!

fieryone said...





I pin them, but I'm still learning :)

fieryone said...





I'm a follower

Rose.W. said...





I use pins

Thank you for the giveaway:)

MommytoAva said...





I use heat-safe pins for small projects and crib size quilts, and fusible batting for large quilts. I currently work from my small kitchen table, so these methods work best for limited space. Thanks for the giveaway!

LilacClouds said...





I pin my quilts, I have use spray basting when Ive done smaller projects in a class setting but everything else I use pins.

acmcs said...





I use spray basting exclusively. Thanks for the giveaway op! toilandtrouble [at] spambog [dot] com

theneatery.wordpress.com said...





so far everything i have made is small, so pins are quite easy. when i get brave enough to venture into larger throws and bedspreads, that could change, though!

thanks for offering the lovely fabric.

-amber

K. Anne said...





I pin my projects, but I have been eyeing the basting spray.

MotherMotherOcean said...





I like pins. I am an easy gal.

Christy said...





I spray baste way faster. Love the charm pack in your give-a-way.

Sarah said...





Safety pins is all I have used! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

sarah8914 at gmail dot com

Carol in E TN said...





I either pin baste with curved safety pins or spray baste. I love Astor Manor and I don't have any of it!!!!!!

Barb said...





Hi, I usually do spray basting for smaller quilts and safety pins for bigger ones. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jodie said...





I safety pin my smaller quilts. And truthfully, I have only really done smaller ones. One day I will attempt a large one! And when I do, I may try the spray--it sounds easier. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

Jodie
jodcoz(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jenny said...





oh i just love charm packs, thanks for the chance! i safety pin my quilts...well, the once i dont send out to be long arm quilted anyway..not a fun part of quilting i dont think.

i follow your blog thru google reader!!

Jessie Lathroum said...





I have only done a couple and i have used pins. Honestly, I am afraid of getting the spray on my floors. Silly, I know. The pins work for me though. Thanks for the giveaway!!!

james and bess said...





i've only used safety pins - works for me. :)

bess

jbknav@hotmail.com

Lois Grebowski said...





I'm a beginner (working on #3)... So far I've only pin basted. That's it for me...

allison and gareth said...





As I've only made 1 quilt so far I only have 1 method to share. I used curved safety pins & just went to it. it seemed to do the trick. the spray scares me slightly, but i can see why it might be easier for large quilts.

great giveaway!

Jenny said...





For the very little bit of quilting that I have attempted, I pinned. The spray basting sounds interesting, too, though.
Thanks for the giveaway!
~Jenny~

Dr. Bec said...





I've only ever tried pin basting.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Sara said...





i always use pins to baste.
i hope i win!

Susan said...





I actually have only pasted 3 quilts since I'm fairly new to quilting. The 1dt I used pins, then I switched to basting spray...so far so good.

Lisa said...





I always use pins. I don't usually get around to quilting immediately and I feel like the spray would wear off.

Quiltsmiles said...





Love to use 505 or 606 adhesive spray. Used to pins but was bothered with them while quilting. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.
Jane

Mary Grace McNamara said...





I thread baste small pieces like wallhangings or runners, but for big projects, safety pins are my thing! Great giveaway too! I'm a follower!

MGM

Rachael Adele said...





I baste with the bent safety pins on my wooden floor. Thanks for being so generous!

In Awe of Applique said...





Basting with safety pins is my method, I've also tried the batting that you iron the top and backing to, but ultimately, safety pins have worked the best for me. thanks for having a giveaway...will add myself as a follower after I leave my comments!
~Andrea

Anne said...





I've only made one little doll quilt, but I pinned it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Janet said...





I have used pins but I am sure there must be an easier method! My fingers do not always co-operate with my intentions. Your website is great and I am adding it to my favorites. Thanks for the giveaway.

A. said...





I totally safety pin it. :)

Nancy said...





I just got back into quilting, and have been really happy with spray basting followed up with the curved safety pins. They have been smaller quilts (lap or crib size) - don't know if I'd like the spray for a larger one. Also, love charm squares, and Astor Manor!

AlwaysInspired said...





From 1 ND gal to another I use safty pins! Your header pic looks strangly familiar!

Paper Tiger said...





Oh, I'm a lousy baster... I'd be a better quilter if I did a better job! I use safety pins, but not enough.

Elizabeth Kay said...





I pin my quilts with quilting safety pins.

Thanks for the giveaway!

If I should happen to win, please let me know - elizabethdaming(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

Jen said...





I am fairly new to quilting, but I tend to use straight pins for small projects or safety pins. I've found that the thread basting is too time-consuming for smaller stuff, but might be more helpful for larger items. I like safety pins best.

Beth said...





I have basted only small projects, and have used only thread basting thus far. My machine quilter, who is a quilting genius, bastes my large projects with pins.

wordygirl at earthlink d0t net

Pam said...





I use pins when I am machine quilting ...thread when I am hand quilting.

I love the quilt as you go table runner ...it will be perfect for my sister.

As of now I'm a follower ..thanks for the blog!

--Pam

Julie in WA said...





I am a bent safety pin baster! And I have learned to always secure the backing to the floor with tape; otherwise it can be a true pain in the patootey to undo all those pins! I tried the spray basting, but it did not work as I had hoped, and I don't like chemicals in my quilts.

Her Royal Highness said...





I've only tried pins

Tara said...





I'm a pinner, but I'd like to try spraying sometime. Pining seems to work fine for me though. Thanks for the chance to win!

sfer said...





I have just worked on three quilts (two babies + one big sampler for me), and I have basted the three of them, because that's how I was taught in the quilting classes I took... I guess I'll have to try safety pins one day!

Thanks for the chance to win :-)

Contact:librosfera(at)gmail(dot)com

Sew It Up! said...





It depends on the size of the quilt. For larger quilt that I will be machine quilting I use safety pins. For smaller projects I thread baste.

Miss Prickly said...





I'm a beginning quilter, so I've never basted. I'm learning a lot though from reading blogs like yours. Thanks for the giveaway!

silversmith said...





i pin my quilts - mini quilts or big bed-sized ones. i've eyed the spray basting stuff before, but never had the nerve to try it. maybe on a mini one day...

why not sew? said...





I pin my quilts. I finally got the kwick klip and it is great. I have thread basted but it's usually only when I hand quilt. I've never used the basting spray. Thanks for the great give away!

Leslie said...





great giveaway!! thanks for coming to my blog and entering the giveaway. good luck. i prefer spray but can not afford to use it with every quilt so i use bent pins.

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