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I wanted to update everyone about my new basting method. Doing it on the floor has not agreed with my body. My knees and back are usually hurting for a time after I’m done.
I watched a You Tube Video that had a great idea on how to baste on a table. I must say now that I’ve done it I will never go back. I went to the local Home Depot and picked up the supplies. I didn’t spend much, maybe $20. My Hubby was kind enough to cut the pvc into pieces for me and file the edges so no beautiful quilt fabric would get snagged.
Here I am starting with the quilt top. Notice that I’m lining up the edge of the quilt with the line opening on the pipe insulation and using a couple pins to hold it in place. It’s a great mark to follow to help get it going straight. After the first rounds I just used the seams and edges to help me keep on track.
In this step I am putting all the rolled up layers on my table to start the basting process. You can see the backing and batting in this photo. I am spray baster. My reasoning is that I like how the layers stay together and I never have puckering issues when I quilt. I also like that I don’t have to deal with all the pins. However, I am very picky with the product I use. I don’t want the ones that have all the fumes. This type here is the one I always use. I pick it up from Wal-Mart and I think it is a little cheaper than the one on Amazon I’ve linked to for you to see. This one is unscented so there are no fumes. I do however get the ceiling fan on high just to keep the air circulating during the process.
As I got going, it ended up being very quick and easy. I had the wall to stop the rolls from falling off and I unrolled away from me. You can see that after I basted I folded over the completed parts and notice how smooth it is.
I would wish that my table be a little deeper, but I am just fine with it. This was a pretty big quilt and you can see how manageable it was to baste. It works and I have a beautiful quilt sandwich ready for quilting.
So that being said, my goal for January 2019 is to get this quilted and binded.
Here’s a picture of the quilt top. I’ll show some progress later on the quilting. I haven’t really decided what I will do with it yet.
Well that’s all I have for now.
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