Hey Everyone, welcome back to Cool Tool Thursday.
I am so happy H.A. Kidd passed this tool onto me because I won’t have sore fingers when I have done basting my quilts.
My favourite way to baste quilts is with safety pins but my fingers are sore at the end especially if the quilt is a large one. Now with the help of the Safety Pin Fastener I will be able to keep on pinning and pinning and pinning.
The tool is on a soft non-slip handle and has a metal shank with 3 grooves at the end. The grooves help to close and open the pins with ease.
I’ve also received a brand new package of Klassé Brass Basting Pins to use. Just like sewing machine needles basting pins get dull as well and should be replaced occasionally. The ones I am using are 1 ½″ in length but they do come smaller. I like this size because then I don’t have to put as many in the quilt but now that I have this handy tool who knows.
How to use the safety pin fastener
Place the pin into the fabric.
Place the grooved end of the tool where the pin is going to break through the surface.
Place the sharp end of the pin on one of the grooves.
Push down on the fastening tool and close the pin.
As easy as that. To open and remove a pin do all the steps in reverse.
Here’s a little video to show you just how fast and easy it is.
I wish I had one of these tools in my tool box years ago but now I do so I am as happy as a clam and so are my fingers. Definitely a must have tool for anyone who bastes their quilts with pins.