Friday, 4 April 2014

Paper Piecing Party - Giveaway!

..::Giveaway now closed! Winners are Jeanie and Lucy! Thanks everyone for entering! ::..

 Hi quilty types! I won’t bore you with the same old story of not much sewing happening here – instead this week we’re going to have a giveaway! Yay! Who doesn’t love a giveaway?!

So with my recent flare up of fatigue and joint pain, basting became pretty much impossible. I normally baste quilts with curved safety pins and even on a good day, that wreaks havoc on my joints. During a bad flare up – it’s completely out of the question! So I decided to try Pinmoors  - seeing as I did have quilts to baste and the basting fairy was nowhere in sight. I had heard good things about them and that they were ideal for people with joint problems. So I ordered a pack. Which arrived super speedily!

Pinmoors

I have to say – these are super easy to use. All you need is a packet of straight pins (and don’t we all have plenty of those laying around?) and these little pinmoors. I just went with a pack of 100 and found there were plenty to baste a cot size quilt. All you have to do is put the pin through the layers of your quilt and secure it with a pinmoor. Could not be easier!

Pinmoor in quilt

I rolled this quilt up, dragged it around, tossed it over my shoulder, left it rumpled on the table… and not a single pinmoor came loose. I’m impressed. The only slight issue I had was user error where I didn’t make sure I centred the pin in the pinmoor – hence this:

Oopsies

But that’s pretty easy to avoid really. It’s more a case of paying attention to when you’re pinning Winking smile Which really, we probably should be doing anyways when dealing with sharp pointy metal objects that can make us bleed.

I have since basted three quilts using these (will share these later!) and I will not be going back to curved safety pin type basting! I’m a convert. And because I was so impressed with how these worked, I emailed Loretta at Pinmoor and asked if she would like to offer a packet of Pinmoors for a giveaway! And she said yes! Yay!

So here’s your chance quilty friends! All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me what you love/hate about basting (seriously, does anyone love it?!).  Unfortunately due to horrid shipping costs, the Pinmoor giveaway is just for US people, but don’t worry. For the rest of us non-US people, I will offer a winner’s choice of 3 patterns/bundles from my Craftsy shop. So two winners! Yay! So leave a comment by Thursday 10th April (Aussie time) for your chance to win either a packet of Pinmoors (US) or your choice of 3 Quiet Play patterns (non-US). Clear as mud? Good. Get to commenting!

Oh and of course – don’t forget to link up any paper piecing madness you’ve been up to this week! It’s always fun to see what other people are working on!

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Quick refresher on what the deal is with the Paper Piecing Party (full details here):
* It’s on every weekend here at Quiet Play, starting Friday.
* Link up something you’re working on that’s foundation paper pieced
* Link a blog post or flickr photo
* Visit at least two other links and leave a comment because that’s half the fun!


135 comments:

  1. Yeah! Great giveaway, thank you. So what I love about basting is that after it you get a feeling of the endversion. Weight, softness and these things. I used to baste with thread. That's pretty boring work, but does his job. Well. I'm outside US, I stay with thread, but perhaps next time one of your patterns!

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  2. I baste my bigger quilts on my dining room. What I hate most about this is moving all the furniture out of the dining room so I can lay it all out! But I love seeing my quilts coming together!
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  3. I have used pinmoors before and they do make basting a lot easier

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  4. I hate crawling around on my poor old knees. I would love to give these a try.

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  5. I don't like having enough room to really lay out the quilt to sandwich it together.

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

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  6. I prefer to spray baste- but it just gets so expensive and not to mention can be quite messy. So when I don't have spray and don't care to go get some I use curved safely pins. I try to baste on a table is I can so I don't have to crawl around.

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  7. I hate that it takes so long to do something you turn around and undo.

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  8. I would love to have a pack of pinmoors. I have developed bad hand cramping which sometimes makes me have to choose to quilt or cut up veggies for supper. Can't do both and quilting usually wins so my good intentions for a healthier diet would benefit from anything that makes the process easier. I have tried a combination of spray baste, fusible and pins so always looking for something better. C

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  9. I baste my quilts on my table. It isn't very wide, but it is long. What I don't like about this method is trying to lay it all out and get it smooth so there won't be any wrinkles in it when I start to quilt it. Thank you so much for the giveaway.

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  10. I hate everything about basting, never can di it well enough

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  11. How cool! I hate using safety pins to baste, I also hate crawling around on tile... basically I hate most things associated with basting lol

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  12. I hate pretty much everything about basting! How's that. And I am going to learn how to paper piece this weekend so maybe I'll have something to share in the future

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  13. I hate it! I have arthritis and it is so hard on my fingers. Plus I have bad knees too. These would be a great solution.

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  14. I used to only hand quilt, so, thread basting was the only way. Now I'm trying some machine quilting on smaller projects. I've tried pin basting (those things hurt my wrist and fingers) and on baby quilts I have tried spray basting, with some pins added. I've seen these, but, never tried them. I'd love a chance. Thanks. I'm one of those US people.

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  15. What a great chance! Paul (evildemondevildog on ig) was JUST telling me about the pinmoors the other day as I was posting a pic of pin wounds! I'd love to try them!

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  16. I agree...horrible on the knees. I use my dining room table whenever I can and spray baste for any small project. Thanks for the chance.

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  17. I have several quilts to baste right now. I'd love to try those pinmoors

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  18. I've thought about trying these and would love the chance. I hate how long it takes to baste. I usually use safety pins (curved and straight) and a crochet hook to help close them but sometimes I thread baste and on small projects I sometimes spray. (Does this make me an equal opportunity baster?) .

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  19. I hate crawling around in the floor and pinning to baste. I have never seen the pinmoors. What a great idea!

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  20. If I've just finished quilting, I like the basting part because I get to admire my new quilt for a long, long, long, long time while I pin. :) I've never seen these; they look brilliant! sarah@forrussia.org

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  21. Basting with safety pins is painful even with a quick clip. I don't mind spray basting smaller pieces but don't like the results with larger quilts. Pinmoors would be such an improvement. Thanks.

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  22. I am so sorry to hear you have been having a flare. that really stinks!! But I am glad to hear you are not letting it keep you from joy :) I super hate basting. The joint thing led me to use spray baste, which is fab, except for the crawling on the floor bit, the everything in the vicinity sticking all over everything bit and the how the heck am I going to get up, bit :)

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  23. There is nothing good about basting. My fingers get so sore from the darn curved safety pins, and when I cheat with straight pins I poke myself. These would probably save me all that grief!

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  24. I don't like much about basting. I fear I won't have the sandwich flat/smooth enough. These Pinmoors are an awesome idea. I'll have to look for them when I attend our local Sewing Festival later this month or on-line.
    Thanks Kristy for a chance at the give-away & I do hope your flare-up settles down soon.
    Maureen
    mgw070 at shaw dot ca
    (Canada)

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  25. I sew need to get busy sewing my monthly blocks. I'd live to win your give away!

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  26. I always have wrinkles when I pin baste, so I have been spray basting lately. I would love to try these!
    missysaprons@gmail.com

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  27. I doesn't really bother me to baste since I abandoned the floor in favor of a table and clips. I wouldn't say I LOVE to baste, but I like it because it means I'm getting close to my favorite part, the quilting. :)

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  28. I usually spray baste, but don't like the disposable aspect, or the chemicals. But it is faster than curved pins, on my knees - I would love to try these -- thanks for the giveaway!

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  29. I dislike basting but would love to try the pinmoors, they look to take less time than closing the safety pins.

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  30. I love basting on my dining room table, off the floor which I can't to with spray baste, but I can with pinmoors without damaging the wood either.

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  31. I have never heard of pinmoors. Brilliant.

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  32. I always pin baste, so I hate how torn up my hands feel by the end. I would love to win a packet of these little guys!

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  33. I've seen these in other blogger's pics, but didn't know what they were. Thanks for the review. I don't like basting--I always feel like I'm not getting it tight enough, and hurts my knees and ankles.
    Thanks for the chance to win. Awesome!

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  34. I don't like anything about basting or having to remember to I clip the pins before you quilt too close to them. :-( I would love to win a pack. Thank you.

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  35. I do love a "good" reason to clean my floor (as if dirt wasn't enough), but I truly don't enjoy basting! It seems it's never quite right, and always affects my quilting. I have heard great things about the pinmoors. Fingers crossed. Thanks!

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  36. Oh, I'd love to try the Pinmoor pins. I dislike basting; it takes so much time and by basting time the quilt is well on its way and I want to hurry along. Haste makes waste and when I haven't basted I have not had the best outcome.

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  37. I have to say the time it takes to close all the pins is very wasteful time. It's a toss up for me with whether it is the time loss and inconvenience of closing the pins or the fear of wrinkles and having to do it all over again.Either way it is a huge TIME drainer. Pinmoors look like they would speed the process up:)

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  38. I am concerned about getting wrinkles in my one of the layers when I close pins. I find spray basting to be a mess and smelly. It difficult to get just the right amount of spray - not too much and yet enough and get it even.. I have fibromyalgia and have mobility issues so the Pinmoor seems like a gift from someone who knows the struggles I have. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  39. I hate basting and would have loved to win the pin mores but I'm out of the US. The chance to win your patterns is great. I have the fish one already and love it!

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  40. I don't like crawling around on the floor because of my joints either!

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  41. I have not tried these yet but have seen them demonstrated. Would be worth trying I think.

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  42. I hate removing safety pins even more than putting them in.

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  43. I'm going to have to try these. I've never been a fan of the safety pins! Thanks for the tip and would love some patterns. :)

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  44. These look great. I hate kneeling on the floor for so long while basting!

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  45. I have wondered for the last few months: can you baste a quilt using flat magnets? The kind you place behind your name tag for work- they are super strong and flat! I guess they may become detached when you go close to the machine though, start getting attached to metal plate. There must be a better ( I mean easier) way to baste than pins or thread!It is amazing how many gadgets there are out there but basting is done in the same labour intensive way. Any inventors out there reading this? We need help.

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  46. I would love to try these!

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  47. I dislike basting quilt your back aches your knees hurt and your fingers get sore. Lol its a shame we still need to do it really. I would love some of your patterns.

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  48. Is there anything to like about basting?? Anything that improves the whole experience sounds good to me :)

    Sorry to hear that you haven't been having such a good time of it healthwise lately, hope you are soon back on top form.

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  49. I didn't know about those Pinmoors. I hate that I have to move furniture to make space for my quilts, either on the floor or on the table, and then back and knees aches... Maybe that is the reason I have a lot of quilts tops finished but no basting is happening :(

    Now, it is time to start the sew kitschy block ;)

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  50. I didn't used to hate it but my back isn't what is was after the 3rd baby so it's a bit of a pain now. Must try basting on a table! I've got some of your patterns on my wishlist so I would love to win :)

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  51. I really hate having to clean the floor before I lay the quilt out :)
    But I do it and then my fingers hurt when I pin. So these little Pinmoors look great. Hope I win and can give them a try. Thanks

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  52. My first couple of quilts I spread out and thread basted, my current project I used basting pins. pins are faster than thread, but. do like the thread. I'm not in the US, so patterns please! I hope to have a block to show off soon, but it may be next week.

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  53. Putting in all the safety pins is bad enough, but what I really dislike is trying to machine quilt around the safety pins and getting my presser foot hung up on one of them when I get too close to it.

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  54. I have been wanting to try these! I have severe arthritis and back pain, making basting the chore of all chores. Anything to help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much for the review and for the giveaway!

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  55. I have seen these and wanted to try them, so thanks for the chance to win! I don't like anything about basting. It is brutal on my back and fingers and it is hard to do a big quilt on my table. I always feel like my backing isn't as smooth as it should be. I would so love to try these!

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  56. I hate kneeling and crawling around on the floor when basting! I'm from Sweden.

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  57. I hate it when you get a ripple and so you have to redo whole sections!

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  58. The continuous smoothing, smoothing, smoothing and then to find a small crinkle or ripple, arrrgh!!!!

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  59. Finding the space and just the time it takes. Not my favorite part of the whole quilting process by any means, which would explain the pile of tops waiting to be basted!

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  60. I have never tried these. I don't mind pin basting as long ad the quilt is not GIANT! My Honeyman just bough me a long arm so the big ones are made a bit easier! But I do so love to FMQ the smaller ones on my small machine!

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  61. I have heard of them, but never tried them. I had gone over to the dark side, and spray baste my quilts! So it's just great that I have a chance to win patterns from you! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  62. The only thing I love about basting is the feeling of being over the hump and halfway done. I would love to try the pinmoors and see if they improve my feelings about basting! Thanks for the chance!

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  63. i'm all for any thing that makes basting easier. thanks for the give away.

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  64. Basting is my least favourite part of quilting!
    Thanks for including us non US peeps in your giveaway!

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  65. What I hate about pin basting is the backache! Opening and closing the pins can be so tedious. The Pinmoor seems perfect! Thanks for the chance to win a packet.

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  66. I have seen those little things used on youtube. What hate most about pin basting is how it can hurt your back. It doesn't matter if I do it on the floor or on a table. Ouch! thanks for a chance to win your giveaway.

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  67. I am always so nervous that I don't have my basting even or that I will be putting wrinkles where they don't belong. Would love to give these a try! Definitely looks like it would be easier on the hands than safety pins.

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  68. I hate having the crawl around on the floor basting a large quilt. My knees and back suffer terribly. In some cases I have paid a longarm quilter to baste the quilts for me. Would love to try these. I think it would make pinning so much easier.

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  69. Who in their right mind likes to baste their quilt? Let me count the ways I intensely dislike basting: (1) Clearing enough room to lay out the quilt on the table or floor (2) Sticking myself with the safety pins when trying to get everything perfect (3) An aching back &/or knees from bending over (4) Sitcky hands/fingers &/or overspray when using a spray adhesive (5) Wrinkles - then you have to reposition everything and (6) The safety pins coming unpinned & sticking you (7) The basting thread breaking or getting caught on something (8) Being unable to open the safety pins easily and lastly, (9) The time you spent basting takes you away from doing the thing you love to do QUILTING! I'm thinking the Pinmoors might help with some of these problems! Would love to win them to give them a try.

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  70. I don't like the way that curved safety pins can leave holes in the fabric. Plus, crawling on the floor is getting harder each time so I need to look into a table solution.

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  71. I'm a new quilter, so I haven't really learned to loath basting yet. On my first little project I used straight pins and earplugs from Harbor Freight. Sort of the same idea as the Pinmoor, but a bit squishy and harder to use. I'd love to give a real Pinmoor a try!

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  72. I have just finished my first quilt but haven't basted it yet. I am glad to see the pinmoor review. I have RA and have been trying to decide how to go about this but wasn't sure if the pin moors were worth the investment.

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  73. Pinmoors sound like a great idea, I might have to do a bit of research for a similar product in the uk! Thanks for the chance to win some of your patterns instead though!

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  74. I also took a hiatus, I dont think I remember you having RA, I do and a few other autoimmune diseases, we have a group on pinterest, I dont pin at all, I use 505 spray and a walking foot, getting on the ground and making the sandwich is what I hate. I know have a table and spraying works. Now spring is here, my joints will be working better.. I would rather win your patterns, I am a fan !

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  75. I cut up my fingers safety pin basting, I would love to try the Pinmoors!

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  76. I very nearly bought these at a show recently but didn't and now I so wish I had. The thing I dislike about basting is the amount of space needed to do it properly and the now semi permanent groove in my thumb fingernail. Thanks for inspiring me to get some (or hopefully win some) -- I think these would help with FMQ also as they look easier to remove and straight pins surely cause less damage if you accidentally hit one than a safety pin.

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  77. I pretty much dislike everything about basting. The only good thing is when it's done! I'd love to try these.

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  78. I actually enjoy basting a quilt but I think it is because I'm so pleased with my top it is exciting to see it layed out all ironed and pretty!

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  79. Basting is always a pain--trying to make sure everything is nice and smooth, so there will be no puckers..
    I have seen these before and wondered how they would be..
    thanks for the giveaway

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  80. The only thing I like about basting is being done with it! The worst was the curved safety pin method - I would find that I had a wrinkle I didn't notice and then have to take half of them out and then another part of it was all wonky - it was such a tedious process. I've had some success with spray basting but it's a little shifty too!

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  81. While I don't love it, I don't particularly hate it. Its kind of nice to zone out while doing - don't have to pay attention and make sure you sew the fabric with both right sides together, or maintain a constant 1/4" seam, or worry about scorching your fabric. It definitely requires tools though - Kwik clip and tiler's knee pads, in addition to the normal tape, pins, chocolate, etc. :)

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  82. Really don't mind basting ~ gives me the chance to see whatever quilt it is close up , all crisp and neat and it means I'm almost done with it!
    Thanks for the giveaway ~ generous of you!

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  83. For probably 15 years or so, I've used Sullivan's spray baste - one can goes a long, long way and it's been just lovely to work with.

    The problem, though, is that it's stinky so I have to spray outside. Well, now, that's not really the problem. The problem is that I live on the side of a mountain in a fairly narrow valley - that means that there are very few spans of time that are breeze-free. When I see that there's a calm moment outside, I fly out to the back deck with a stack of quilts and batting and just start basting as fast as I possibly can. Our breeze-free times are at most 30 minutes long, and I realize that my window has closed when my quilt corners start flipping up and sticking to the wrong place at the wrong time.

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  84. Bending and crawling on the floor gets harder every year. it has become a daunting task to pin baste a QS quilt. thanks so much for sharing

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  85. I hate how long it takes when you are crawling around on the ground. I usually baste baby quilts on the wall with painters tape. I have found this is easier on my knees and makes me work faster so that I am finished before the tape runs out of stickiness.

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  86. I usually spraybaste my quilts on the kitchen floor. But I'd rather do that than quilt it... That's what I dread... I know I just have to get through the quilting, but I so have a stack of tops waiting... Think that is called procrastinating...;)

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  87. I hate almost everything about basting--making room to lay quilt out on table of floor--crawling around on my knees or trying to make table work when quilt is too big--sticking my fingers with the curved pins--smelling the spray basting or trying to iron on fusible batting and keeping things taunt. When I pin, I love my kwik klip for closing and opening those curved pins, but I'd love to try pinmoors!

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  88. omg I LOVE pinmoors! I found them originally from Leah Day. I just wish I had purchased more so this giveaway is AAAWWWEEESSSOOOMMMEEEE! melcrafts (at) Hotmail dot (com)

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  89. I hate basting because trying to find the room to baste is hard. My knees are titanic and I can not put them on the floor because it hurts my knees.

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  90. I'd love to try these. I don't like crawling around on the floor. I've added your giveaway to the weekly link up on my blog.

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  91. I found out very early that I HATED basting with safety pins! Especially when FMQ on a domestic with only 6" of throat space. I first heard of pinmoors from Leah Day through her Craftsy class, but never got them as they were a little pricey for me. I started using foam ear plugs on my straight pins to baste and really prefer straight pin basting to spray or safety pin basting. Ear plugs do fall off every once in a while so I'd love to finally try out pinmoors! I'm sure I'll be hooked and HAVE to buy more! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  92. I don't have basting pins but I will be doing my first quilt soon, so I should be getting something to help with that, hope I can win these. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  93. I hate the pricking of fingers when you are trying to make sure it gets through all three layers and the catching of the pins in your leg or arm or fingers...lol...when you are quilting. Who knew quilting could be so dangerous right?

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  94. I really hate crawling around on the floor every year it hurts more and more. What I love about basting is.....nothing!

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  95. I hate basting on the floor...either the floor is getting harder or my knees are getting older! I don't love anything about basting but maybe that will change if I win some Pinmoors!

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  96. I hate trying to keep the backing fabric taut and finding a clear and clean space to make the quilt sandwich. Having two cats and a shedding dog do not help.

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  97. I only have the floor to work, so I hate basting back pain!

    Good to see you!

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  98. First of all, space is an issue. I'm good as long as my quilts are the same size as my dining room table. As far as pins, I don't mind inserting the curved pins, it's closing them that's a pain.

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  99. I baste on my dining room table using the pin moors might half the time

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  100. My table is hardly big enough to much of any size. I can't crawl around cause my knees no and lack of space. I don't like the spray because it's too messy. I think the pin moors solve a variety of my problems. Would love to give them try. Thanks for the giveaway and chance to some.
    katztoo at exede dot net

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  101. I used to take my quilts to my Mum's to base them on her clean wood floor, or I'd take them to school and use the gym floor after they cleaned them. I hate getting down on my knees and pinning. I am a non US person)
    Barb@Witsend

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  102. So these really are better than curved safety pins? I really do not enjoy basting (though I dislike it slightly less than a few years ago!) and only do it because it can't be avoided. I like the snippets of quilt I can see in your photos!

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  103. I actually do not mind pin basting my quilt tops. It is a step on the way to being done and I do so love done. I would love to try the pin more way. Have not seen them in to store so it would be great to win.

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  104. I have a bad back and bad knees so I just can't get down on the floor to do anything. I can't make a quilt any bigger than my dining room table. Even then it hurts my back work very long. I would love to try the pin moor way. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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  105. Fatigue and joint pain ~ are we actually twins separated at birth? Hope your (our) flare is short lived and that you feel much better very soon! Hmmm . . . . . where do I begin on basting? Mostly, I don't "enjoy" the stretching and bending and reaching and fighting with the safety pins. Definitely would love to try the Pinmoors ~ thanks a bunch for the chance to win!

    my nana maree @ yahoo . com

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  106. YUCK!!! Joint pain, I hear you talking. Would love to try these....My hands cramp up and my thumbs hurt after pinning. I have heard of these, Leah Day talks about them in her classes. Thanks for the chance to win some. bpfrimmer@yahoo.com

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  107. Crawling around on the floor to baste is no longer an option for me ... kills my back. I pin baste on a large table now. Pinmoors look like they would be much quicker than using safety pins. Thank you for the chance to win them.

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  108. Think we all agree...needing to move furniture, and crawling around on the floor to baste is not a fun way to spend a day! lol lol But it is true... Don't like using safety pins either..these Pinmors sound Wonderful!!! :)

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  109. These look so great! I would love to try these out (then buy some more!) Thanks for the chance! ksmith8@emich.edu

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  110. I don't hate basting but I get frustrated that no matter how firmly I pull the backing and the batting- wrinkles still happen. I would love some Pinmoors but I am a non US reader, but I will look out for them when I do my next fabric order from the US. I do love your patterns (this month is especially great) so the alternative prize is wonderful.

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  111. I'd love to try these too. I'll admit, I sometimes think I'll just resort to thread basting the old-fashioned way...

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  112. Well, pin basting is better than thread basting. However, I run out of pins sometimes and I get poked a lot! Thanks for the giveaway/ svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

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  113. Ugh. I hate basting!! I especially loathe closing the curved safety pins, so uncomfortable!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  114. I kind of like basting, actually! It means I'm that much closer to getting my quilt done :) My main issue is lack of space to lay out a quilt. I use my mom's floor instead. Thanks for the giveaway! Would love to try these :)

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  115. I love basting smaller items - I can get a feel for the finished project. But larger items? Argh, I'm so bad at basting them it's more like a contact sport lol. Spray basting for those bigger things now. Thanks for the chance to win - I've seen these and been intrigued. VermontPines at aol dot com

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  116. I hate taping the back down and trying to line everything up. Like if you have a pieced backing and it needs to be centered or something. It is a nightmare for me! Thanks

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  117. I just tried pinmoors after watching another quilter use them and they do make basting easier. What I hate the most is getting everything lined up!

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  118. What I dislike most about basting is getting everything down tight and flat so there aren't any wrinkles. I tried pin basting once on a small quilt. It was too hard and that was before I developed FM and CFE. My knees can't take crawling around a floor, so I have to have a table large enough to lay a quilt out on and I don't have one that will handle anything larger than a crib size quilt.

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  119. The only thing I like about basting is it means the quilt is closer to being finished! Thanks for the giveaway. I'm in Canada, so patterns it would be for me (yay, I love your patterns).

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  120. I can't think of anything nice to say about basting. The older I get, the harder it gets. I use safety pins for most of my basting but occasionally use spray on small articles. I sure would like to try
    Pinmoors!

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  121. Well I hate basting, hurts so bad. My fibromyalgia didn't care for my crawling around on the floor. My son helped me & it still hurts. Pinmoors sound awesome!!!! Thanks for this giveaway. :)

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  122. Like many of the other commenters, I don't like basting either, especially when I poke my fingers while trying to close the pins. These pinmoors look like a great solution! Thanks for introducing them!

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  123. Boy, do I know about that pesky joint pain! Right now I am using the Kwik Klip, but would love to try these Pinmoor dohickies! No, don't like basting in the least!

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  124. What I hate about basting is that I have to move furniture in order to get a big enough space to lay out my quilt.

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  125. I hate getting my sore fingers from pinning and unpinning all of the curved safety pins.
    These pinmoors look so great!

    Susie

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  126. Thank you for the chance to win these. I have been wanting to try pinmoors. I have tried thread and safety pins for basting. I do not like either. Mostly the sore fingers from safety pins.

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  127. I hate basting, unless it's a tiny quilt.

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  128. I've really been wanting to try these. Due to my joint problems, my doctors and therapist do not want me crawling on the floor at all. My husband is handicapped, but he can crawl on the floor so he's been spray basting my quilts. I don't like spray basting in the house, so I would like to try these. I'm not keen on breathing in spray baste.

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  129. I hate that I have to take the time to pin. I'm usually anxious to get going! Not my favorite job, but love this idea! Evin5 at aol dot com

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  130. I am the worst quilt sandwich maker on earth. Lately I have resorted to both spray basting and then pining. I think the Pinmore method might be a good way to go, and I'd like to try it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  131. I use curved safety pins, but hate what they do to my index finger. I've got to give these a try, see if I can find them in my LQS here in Germany. I'd love to enter in the draw for 3 of your patterns.

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  132. Basting with curved pins on the floor is my least favourite part of quilting. Would love to try some pinmoors :). Thanks for the giveaway :).

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  133. What cool little gadgets. Can you call them gadgets? I only make small things and I'm very lazy/impatient so I avoid basting wherever I can. I'm sorry about your joints, it must be very frustrating. My husband has suffered with fatigue since his early twenties and it gets on his nerves a lot!

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  134. I love the idea of these Pinmoors! I hate safety pin basting so much, I've been known to use a needle and thread-- yes, actual basting! The safety pins hurt my hands and make my joints lock. Yuck!
    Thanks for the giveaway! Glad you found these beauties!

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  135. Ok, so far, its been one baby quilt made with strips and I spray basted, because I was terrified of the safety pins. But I've seen the pin moors on a video the other day and they are SOOO handy and easy and safe. I would be truly honored to have them and use them. I'm already telling others about them and I don't even own any yet!

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