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If you’ve been reading my blog long you’ll know that I really, really dislike sandwiching quilts with safety pins. So how come I used them for this? Well, I plan to hand quilt it and if I use the Pinmoors – which are great for machine quilting – they’ll catch on one another and I’ll be left with a scatter of purple bits on the floor around me and then the pins will either fall out or stick in me.

I could baste it with Perle 8 thread or tie it like I did with the Appliqué Sampler but I used pins because I needed to do it quickly. It’s working well but it still leaves horrible holes that don’t always close up afterwards.