..::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!
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!
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:
But that’s pretty easy to avoid really. It’s more a case of paying attention to when you’re pinning 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!
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!