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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Basting Tutorial


The first thing when you prepare basting is to cut the backing and the batting at least 4 inches larger and 4 inches longer than the top.

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Draw a mark on the middle of your table.
Fold your backing in two lengthwise, wrong side against wrong side.
Line it up with the mark.

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Open and fix it with a tape.

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Do the same with your batting. Then fold your top in two lengthwise, right side against right side and line it up.

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This is what you obtain.

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These are the tools you need for basting your three layers.

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Before stitching, put some pins to maintain the three layers together.

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The spoon will help you to lift and grasp your needle effortless without moving the quilt.

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Start from the middle of the quilt and stitch diagonal lines with big stitches.

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The quilt is now ready to be fixed on the hoop for hand quilting.

11 comments:

  1. Thank you! I have used safety pins, thinking they're a quicker solution. Now I think the needle and thread are the better option. I will try it!

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  2. What a great tutorial. Your photos are gorgeous as always. I pin baste on my design wall, but have wanted to try it on the table top. I like that you use needle and thread. That would be much better for quiltng in a hoop.

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  3. Bon quilting! J'aime bien l'aide de la petite cuillère.

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  4. Thank you for sharing! I've never basted this way before!

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  5. Bon quiliting sur cet ouvrage printanier

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  6. I have never seen anyone use a spoon to baste, unless it was for a turkey, LOL. A wonderful tip! Thank you Christine.

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  7. Thank you for good idea of stitching!!

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  8. I love the spoon trick... I will do that next time!!! Thanks!

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  9. Like the idea of the spoon. I am going to try that!

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  10. THANK YOU! I AM OPEN TO LEARNING NEW THINGS! NOW I KNOW HOW TO LIFT MY NEEDLE WITH A SPOON!!

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