I did buy some new curved 1 1/2" pins. Amazing the difference new ones can make. They are actually sharp! I do like the curved vs. straight ones. They seem to make the job go faster.
I still have one more quilt to get basted tonight, but not sure I'll make it. It is rather tempting to start quilting on this
I thought I'd show you how I baste. I have two rather large tables that are used to lay the quilt out on. Usually I spread the bottom out first, and attach it to the table with the big black binder clips. They do a real nice job holding everything tight. Then I spread the batting out and clip everything tight. Last the top goes on, and the I clip the edges down again, making sure all layers stay nice and smooth. The worst thing in my world is when I finish basting and take the quilt up to find a big wrinkle, a fabric fold, or some crooked area that looks awful. It's enough to make me pull my hair out -- and I have a lot of hair!