Basting with safety pins has become the accepted way to get your quilt ready for machine quilting. Thread basting is not strong enough to hold the layers together through the machine without shifting and the thread can also get caught on the toes of your presser foot, creating puckers in your work.
I've been using the Kwik Klip for many years to help with my pin basting. I have one in my travel kit that I use when I do demonstrations and another at home for when I pin up a quilt. The one I use at home has all the printing worn off because it's been used so much!
One of the things we learn as kids is to hold tools in our dominant hands, so using the Kwik Klip was a little counterintuitive for me. I'm right handed and I hold the Kwik Klip tool in my left hand, leaving my right hand free to manipulate the pins.
Here's a quick, well, clip to show you how to use it.
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