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Topic: Various methods of basting a quilt sandwich  (Read 2504 times)
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Prickly Venus
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2008 09:28:51 AM »

I use thread and an extra long doll needle
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danni42683
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2008 09:40:31 PM »

This is what I use, It is a "tagging gun" it is used to add tags to things like in stores and stuff. http://www.nickmar.com/images/misc/tagging_guns.jpg That is not what mine looks like but it gives you an idea, you can buy the little plastic pieces online REALLY cheap and it is SUPER fast.

EDA: After adding my post I went to google and searched for "basting gun" and it is the exact same thing. LOL
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AgnesB
« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2008 12:17:53 AM »

This is what I use, It is a "tagging gun" it is used to add tags to things like in stores and stuff. http://www.nickmar.com/images/misc/tagging_guns.jpg That is not what mine looks like but it gives you an idea, you can buy the little plastic pieces online REALLY cheap and it is SUPER fast.

EDA: After adding my post I went to google and searched for "basting gun" and it is the exact same thing. LOL

I'm glad to know someone did use a basting gun.  I just want to know if the holes made by the plastic tags are bigger or just like the size of pins/sewing needles.  I suppose they hold the layers really well ... but do you have to remove the tags as you sew along just like when you use pins?  Or you just leave them on just like thread?  Thanks.
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danni42683
« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2008 10:40:39 AM »

They do not leave a hole any bigger than a saftey pin does. I have never basted a quilt with a needle and thread though. I leave the plastic fasteners in while I am quilting unless I am going to be going right at it then as I get close to it I will take it out. But normally I know how I am going to quilt before basting and I place the fasteners according to that. The gun that is actually sold as a basting run holds SHORT fasteners. The gun that I have holds ones that are a little longer, but the ones that are actually made for quilting hold the layers together really well. When I am done I am VERY careful and use a pair of snips to clip off all the fasteners. I have found this easiest if you lay your quilt out flat and then just start clipping, pulling the fastener up and cutting the end off.   

I found this online, I thought you might like reading it. It is full of good info for a first time basting gun user http://www.quiltersreview.com/article.asp?article=/review/product/010129_a.asp
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