How Many Pins?

How many pins do you need to baste a quilt? A good rule of “fist” is that if you can put your fist down on the basted quilt and not touch a pin, you need more pins. What that really means is that you need to have enough pins to baste every three to four inches in a grid pattern across the entire quilt. For even a small, 45″ x 54″ quilt, 150 pins is not too many!