This . . .
. . . caused this!
The safety pin snagged the fabric and pulled several inches of it. And that's not the only pin that's caused broken threads and snags. My pins are sharp so dull pins are not the cause. What happened?
I used large safety pins to pin-baste the layers of this quilt together. It's one of my first quilts -- a practice quilt, obvious by the uneven stitches. If this quilt were a gift I would be very unhappy. As it is, it's my String-X scrap quilt (a la Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville) which will become a picnic quilt or a floor quilt. Nothing fancy or fabulous, but still. Holes?! I've darned one of them and will probably have to search the quilt for others that need repaired, either by darning or patching.
I don't know what's required to prevent holes in the future. Baste with thread instead of use safety pins? I thought pins were helpers but not this time!
This is a Shadow Shot Sunday post.