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Simple Basting Supplies You Can Use Now!

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While basting quilts together may be accomplished with needle and thread, a basting gun, or special safety pins, there are still other tools that will help you.

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Simple Basting Supplies You Can Use Now!

Have you just started quilting and wonder what basting tools you should purchase that aren’t found in your local quilt shop? Quilting Contessa is here to help you track down some great supplies that will help you in your quest to be a quilt diva.

Simple Basting Supplies You Can Use Now!

 

Basting Tools

While basting quilts together may be accomplished with needle and thread, a basting gun, or special safety pins, there are still other tools that will help you.

 

Grapefruit Spoon

Yes grapefruit spoons can be helpful when basting. In particular, they are used to help close safety pins while pin basting as they have ridges around the bowl of the spoon that help to lift the pin and make it easier to close.

Grapefruit Spoon

 

Stapler

Staplers are used by some quilters in place of traditional basting stitches in cases where pins would get in the way, or where quick results are necessary. This technique is used quite frequently for small pieces in wool applique projects especially when travelling with a project by airplane.

Stapler

 

Glue

Some quilters use special glues found in their local quilt shop while others use a small dot of Elmer's glue to (baste) their applique pieces in place.

Glue

 

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Glossary

Applique
Attaching individual pieces of fabric to a background to form a design.

Same As: Appliqué


See Also: Freezer Paper Applique, Needleturn Applique, Machine Applique, Reverse Applique, Shadow Applique
Basting
A temporary method of holding the quilt Sandwich layers together while you finish assembling it. This can be conducted using Basting Sprays, pins, clips or temporary stitching called a Tacking Stitch or Basting Stitch.
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