Quilting Secrets, Tips, And Tricks : How I Pin A Quilt Top

When I pinned my first quilt, I ran into a slight problem. It was very hard to get all of the layers on top of each other while tryig keep them all straight.

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Fun tip for the day! Since I got such a great response from my last tip about how to get a straight seam. I figured I would share some of the other tricks I use. One of the tricks I learned on my own, which I found out quite a few people do, is that when I am pinning a quilt before I quilt it on my home machine, is I use painters tape to hold everything in place, except for the batting. I have a hard wood floor in my kitchen, and that is where I do my pinning. I have a quite fond love for painters tape. So I thought why not use it to hold down everything while I pin the quilt. It works out quite amazingly!


  1. Elaine says:

    That seems to work good for some. But for me…I can’t kneel down on the floor; I have a sheet of plywood laying on top of a desk , in the garage. Use to use saw horses, that worked good too.

  2. That’s how I was taught to pin a quilt on the floor. I use painters tape all around the bottom fabric only though. Usually the batting and top stay in place. I pin in quarters –I first pin rows across the middles vertically and then horizontally and then I pin each quarter trying to keep my lines straight.

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