Now the most dreaded part of the quilting process, if not loading it onto a frame, the layering, basting, etc. I have pinned to the carpet for years but find that too difficult on the bones and I have a tendency to pull the fabric too tight and end up pulling it off grain and stretching the corners. I have taped to the largest table I could find. That is a compromise as well because of distortions. And my table just isn't big enough. For example:
I sprayed and sprayed, straightened with tape, layered and sprayed some more.
|A thousand pins later, we are looking pretty good.|
|Trust me tootsie, that is a lot of pins!|
Well then, my dear quilting friend Jeanneke introduced me to a method I had never seen before. Her blog post describes how much this method helped her so I followed the links and ... well I'll be darned. What a good idea. Thank You Sharon Shamber. Shazaam!
I just happen to have a twenty foot piece of primed baseboard left over from a remodel project and husband has agreed to cut some for me this week-end. In the meantime. I have lots of un-pinning to do!
Board Basting, part 2