I always use safety pins to baste my quilts – and always think there must be a better way. Even with this nifty tool for closing those darn pins, its realllllly realllllly hard on my fingers. Okay I know I’m a bit of a princess, but seriously if you have ever closed approximately 1.2 gazillion safety pins on a queen sized quilt, you are feeling my pain.
There IS a better way…Its a straight pin anchor called Pinmoors. You can buy them on line at this website. They are so pretty and such a dang good idea. My only issue with these is how much they cost. Unfortunately they are just a bit too expensive for my budget.
They say necessity is the mother of invention and Google is a close runner-up (well I said the last part, but it’s so true). I searched Pinterest to see if anyone had come up with a work-around invention — and of course someone had. I found a pin from the Closet Crafter and followed it to her blog to find out that she was not the originator of the idea, which is really really too bad as I would love to give that person credit for this amazing DIY solution to my o-so-painful pin problem. But for the sake of fairness, you should go check out her blog, it looks amazing. Closet Crafter is here.
With no further ado, and almost no more words, here is my plan for making my own pin moor wannabes and how to baste a little quilt with them.
So there you have it. The pins stick into the foam bits and don’t move at all. However a word of caution…if you are one of those folks whose ears are sensitive to noises…when you take the pins out, they squeak…just a tiny bit like fingernails on a chalkboard…nothing in this world is perfect my friends. Fortunately I am not bothered by such trivialities.
Now all I have to do is quilt this little beauty and turn it into a pillow form. When I do, I’ll add a photo here.