Pin Basting

If you are planning to machine quilt your project, then you will want to pin baste using safety pins. Safety pins are used in pin basting because (when closed) they will stay put when maneuvering your quilt through your machine. If you use thread to baste your quilt sandwich, the thread can get caught on… Continue reading Pin Basting


quilting pins

Not all straight pins are created equal. When I go to the store and see packages of “quilters’ pins” I want to scream. Who decided these yellow headed pins were for quilting? These “quilters’ pins” have large shafts therefore making it more difficult to puncture through many layers of fabric. This causes some distortion at… Continue reading Pins