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Completely Pinned Out!

Posted on | August 31, 2011 | 17 Comments

I am completely pinned out in so many ways.

When I am ready to sandwich a quilt I set up a trestle table so I can lay out the quilts. I use a table because I  am not too keen about crawling around the floor.

I work on the idea that if I have taken the trouble to put up the table I should make the best use of it. So I decided the pin 4 quilts!  I must be crazy.

None of the quilts was too large – lap size through to single bed. But in the process I ran out of pins half way through the last one in the picture. So a quick trip for more to finish the task. And then I still used all of the new ones too.

It was great to get all of them done but my fingers sure are sore today.

This quilt is from one of the Moda Bake Shop patterns. Lots of lovely half square triangles.

I have started quilting this with straight lines – horizontal, vertical and diagonal -but staying mostly on the white fabric. That’s why the pins are only in the coloured sections of the quilt. For once I planned ahead with my pin placement.

So you know what I will be doing for the next few days – quilting four quilts!

17 Responses to Completely Pinned Out!

  • Shari says:

    Lovely quilt. When I pin, I have a gadget that I use to close the pins. I leave them all open then go back and close them. I hold the top of the pin in my left hand and use the kwik klip to lift the bottom in to the slot. The grooves in the klip keep the pin from slipping off. I blogged about it here:

  • Wow. That’s all I can say. Four quilts at once just leaves me with my mouth hanging open.

    I was so thankful (still am) when my family gave me a quilting frame and machine for Christmas. No more pinning. But I remember all too well the sore fingers. Four quilts. I still can’t get over it.

    You deserve a medal!!!

  • evelyn says:

    That’s a lot of pins. Ouch! I love the half square triangles. Your points are perfect! I am envious.

  • Natalya Hoak says:

    Wow! 4 quilts! It looks beautiful!

  • Karen says:

    Completely understand the running out of pins thing. Which reminds me I really need to get some more too……..not like I have a quilt ready to pin……..unlike you who did four. You deserve a medal for that effort. No wonder your fingers were hurting.

  • Rita Goshorn says:

    four at a time! you’ll go down in quilt history! at least you didn’t kneel on the floor to do it. i still kneel on the floor, and only do one, but i use my gardener’s knee cushion while i’m pinning.

  • Sheila says:

    I love this quilt , nothing more special than a scrappy quilt . That is a lot of pinning :-)

  • Ann Marie says:

    I too pin only on the table tops, and I use the curved safety pins too.

  • Astrid says:

    Pinning four quilts?! Then it is hope for me too – lol! I have two tops to be sandwiched and pinned and I’m working on #3… I think I’ll wait until #3 top is done.. Good luck with the quilting! Before you know it is done! :)

  • I can’t even imagine pinning my quilts together! I use spray basting. I used to use one of those little guns that shot out the red plastic thingies that held the quilt sandwich together. When I found spray basting, I never went back!

  • Sunnybec says:

    I hate the pinning, even just one quilt! How could you do four!!! Love your quilt can’t wait to see it all quilted. x

  • Joan says:

    Yikes there are a lot of pins. I heard tell that the best remedy for sore fingers is a tall glass of wine and an nice hot bath!! Not sure if the fingers get better or not, but nothing could put me in a better mood!! :-)

    I love half square triangles. Happy quilting. Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt!

  • Rachaeldaisy says:

    Happy quilting!! Remember lots of breaks!! I always get caught up and end up a bit stiff. I’m looking forward to seeing your quilts!

  • your quilt is lovely Karen and that is a lot of pinning,looking forward to seeing some finished quilts,well done.

  • Val says:

    What a big job. Yes I think the spoon is meant to stop your fingers getting sore but just putting so many pins in without closing them would be hard. The half square triangles with half white looks lovely.

  • Melody says:

    This is looking so good. I can’t wait to see it quilted.

  • Fiona says:

    Looks lovely…. did you use a spoon when pinning to help your fingers? Happy quilting…. such a great place to be… your half square triangle quilt is lovely…


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