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There was a recent post by a quilter who was looking for quilting jokes, but I couldn't remember any until I heard this at our last guild meeting:

A Quilter had asked her husband to help her pin-baste the quilt she was ready to machine quilt.  After they had it spread out and layered, he was to begin at one end and she started at the other.  After a substantial time, she noticed she was nearly done with her half, but he had just finished a short section.  When she asked him about the delay, he replied, "Well, it would have gone a lot faster if I didn't have to straighten out all these bent safety pins!"

This morning I am pin-basting (all by myself) a table-runner to compete in a guild challenge to be finished by the next meeting.  When I have it finished, I will show you.  Amazingly I won the last challenge!

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Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on November 4, 2015 at 8:47pm

PQ:  There are 140 members in our guild and most will participate in any "small quilt" challenge.  These are seriously competitive little old ladies, so winning is not a foregone conclusion! 

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on November 4, 2015 at 6:37pm

Good one, Carol Ann!  I don't have any of those "bent" basting pins.  I think my little tin of basting pins was purchased long before I knew they made bent ones.  Sadly, mine haven't gotten much use lately. Glad yours are getting a workout.  We'll look forward to pictures!  

PS:  I've seen your quilts.  I'm not surprised at all that you won the last challenge. :)  

Comment by Barbara Graham on November 4, 2015 at 6:20pm

I KNOW my DH wouldn't have a clue.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on November 4, 2015 at 12:46pm

Peggy:  No, neither would mine, but quilters do.

Comment by Pam/NY on November 4, 2015 at 11:49am

Cute...

Comment by Peggy Stuart on November 4, 2015 at 10:29am
That's so funny, but I don't think my DH would get it.

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