New Little Helper

I’m a pin baster. Especially in the winter, seeing as I only spray baste outside and it is decidedly wet in the Pacific Northwest during the winter.  With my terrible hands though, pin basting is not a fun job. I still like it better than binding but it isn’t much higher on my list…until now.

I broke down yesterday and headed to my local quilt shop, Ruby Street Quiltworks in Tumwater, WA (if you are local to this area, I highly recommend them!), and bought myself a present, the Kwik Klip by Paula Jean Creations.

image source of Paula Jean Creations

The quilt I basted yesterday was only 49×49 but it is probably the fastest I have ever pin basted anything! I am so excited about this tool. My fingers did not hurt at all and I was even able to baste some hexies later in the evening while watching Project Runway.

No pictures of the quilt yet, you will have to wait until next week!

Have a wonderful weekend! I will be cleaning and hopefully sewing some bee blocks.

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13 Responses to New Little Helper

  1. Sondra says:

    WOW! What a great tool! I am soooooooo glad to hear that you found a tool to decrease your hand pain! Wonderful. xxxxx Sondra

  2. Lisa L. says:

    This looks like a God-send! Glad you found it! 🙂

  3. Snoodles says:

    I’ve never tried those…..they look wonderful, tho! So glad you found an option to help your hands! Hugs!

  4. Rachell R says:

    I adore my Kwik Klip! It’s amazing! You don’t have to use the pin grippers. I jUst get big boxes of curved safety pins. It’s so quick and easy! I have tendinitis in both wrists, so gripping things for long periods of time is hard. So glad you found one! Hooray!

  5. Katy says:

    Yay for new, useful toys! I’ve been enjoying using my new binding clips tonight, I just wish I’d bought bigger than a 10 pack of them!

  6. Susan says:

    I’m glad that you found something that was useful and saved those fingers. I’ve seen these, but since I don’t pin baste, I’ve never bought one. I’m not even sure how they work. =)

  7. Rita Goshorn says:

    i like what i see! now, all i have to do is look for it! thanx for sharing.

  8. Christine M says:

    I pin baste too but I use a teaspoon to help save my fingers!

  9. Gene Black says:

    Yaay. It is always good to find a tool that makes work easier on our hands. Even with no problems with my hands, that pin basting wears them down.

  10. Heather says:

    So glad you found that. I pin baste too and recently purchase this as well. Doesn’t it make the job easier? I was amazed and surprised. I’ll admit my skepticism. LOL.

  11. Carolyn Goddard says:

    Hey , I’m the one with R.A. that comments sometimes. I really love your blog. Anyway
    I have been using these pins and the Kwic Klip for years. It really is easy on the hands.
    My least favorite job in quilting is the pinning of a quilt. So glad you found these to help. Carolyn

  12. CeLynn says:

    I am all for anything that makes things you don’t particularly like to do faster and easier! Great find/present for yourself Melissa 🙂 Looking forward to seeing the result of your pin basting soon!

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