Basting, does anyone really enjoy it or is it the chore one has to complete before we get to the fun stuff? Oh yeah, it is a chore. That said there are many ways to baste a quilt small to large and the internet videos have given us amazing opportunity to examine the process and choose a new method now and then.
I have been using the board basting method for a couple years and it works well for me but I have switched back to pins because I think the layers are more stable for me. Who knows? You have to try for yourself. I did quite a few with the mattress stitching method and it was good but I was getting a dimple or two in the backing. Not so much with the pins.
A board basting post with access links to two video's to help you understand the process. It is easy, trust me.
New Basting Video, featuring wooden skewers and binder clips. I haven't had time to try this yet but it is on the list.
- basting not my favorite chore but not so bad with the boards, I need to try the skewer method too.
- Nice day with my Ladies of the Cloth today. Sewing friends are the best.
- We have leaves, real leaves, it is so nice. And the blossoming trees are the prettiest I have seen in years. Looking for the bright spots here. Looking for the bright spots.