Basting Tip

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When safety pin basting, use a crochet hook or a grapefruit spoon to help catch the points of the pins as they emerge from under the quilt. These tools save your fingers and help close the safety pin.
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safety pin basting
I bought a "thimble" that is plastic and fits onto your finger but only has the plastic on one side. It works pretty well but sometimes I just put a regular thimble on the finger that will be underneath the quilt.
safety pin basting
Using the crochet hook sounds like a great idea - hope I can remember it the next time I pin baset.


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