I went to my local quilt group last week and learnt about a ‘quilter’s’ basting gun – widely available, it seems. I hadn’t heard of it before and have, for the few quilts I’ve made, always used quilter’s safety pins to baste with.
I wish I had taken some photos of us basting a quilt using a basting gun.
It’s simple and your fingers don’t suffer those pins in the process.
Courtesy of Cotton Patch
Cotton Patch amongst other on-line shops sell a variety of these, the gun pierces the fabric and shoots out tiny plastic ‘price tag’ fasteners which hold the three layers of your quilt together. It was revelation to me, but perhaps I’m just slightly behind the times. The only downside of it is having to snip all the little tags off, or it’s the perfect job when sitting in front of the telly watching your favourite show.
Maybe this will be the next purchase for my quilting box.
Do you have a favourite tool for quilting?