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PostSubject: Re: Pinning Quilts   Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:14 pm

When I am pinning a quilt together to sew I use two different kinds of pins... the round heads are my normal pins, but if I find I have to make an adjustment some where along the line I pin it with a flat flower pin so I know right where to do my correction..... (as if I have correction.. a...hum... angry

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PostSubject: Re: Pinning Quilts   Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:22 pm

Well..I have both kinds of pins..but have only used the flat heads for paper piecing. doh

I swear I have two of everything around here..but I don't always use my noggin on how to use them best. That's a good tip!
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PostSubject: Re: Pinning Quilts   Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:01 pm

I'm the same way, I have two of everything it seems. I also like to use the flat heads for paper piecing. But I like your idea to mark something I need to correct or fix before quilting.
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PostSubject: Re: Pinning Quilts   Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:13 pm

I have a hint I was going to call pinning quilts - but actually I guess it is layering, preparing to quilt. Preparing a queen size quilt - I cut the batting to fit the top - apprx 4" around all sides. Then I sprayed the batting with "basting spray" and smoothed the back onto the batting. I flipped the batt/back over, taped it to the floor in the dining room, spread the top on and pinned it as I usually do. It worked! Yesterday and today I stippled the beast and no puckers on the back. This is a gift for DD#1 - we will be visiting her in Seattle the end of Sept - so I wanted it ready to deliver. Mission accomplished! Cindy
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PostSubject: Re: Pinning Quilts   Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:37 pm

Cindy, did you take pictures.... good hint by the way.... Thumbup

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PostSubject: Re: Pinning Quilts   Thu Sep 11, 2008 8:23 am

I haven't used the basting spray. I know some are better than others. Some people need to use them out of doors because the fumes bother asthma and that sort of thing. I tried the fusible cotton battings and just love those for machine quilting! The fabric doesn't scootch or shift one bit.
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PostSubject: Re: Pinning Quilts   Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:15 am

Mtfarmer wrote:
but actually I guess it is layering, preparing to quilt. Preparing a queen size quilt - I cut the batting to fit the top - apprx 4" around all sides. Then I sprayed the batting with "basting spray" and smoothed the back onto the batting. I flipped the batt/back over, taped it to the floor in the dining room, spread the top on and pinned it as I usually do. It worked! Yesterday and today I stippled the beast and no puckers on the back. This is a gift for DD#1 - we will be visiting her in Seattle the end of Sept - so I wanted it ready to deliver. Mission accomplished! Cindy

This is how I do it also, except I use my big cutting table...cannot get on the floor with my knees the way they are. It works just fine and so far the quilts I have done this way have worked out fine. Just make sure you don't over spray and it only takes a light spray. One baby quilt and a few Jo Little quilts...so haven't tried it on a big quilt yet but will at some point in time, I am sure of that!
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