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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

UFOQAL2017 - Choose Your UFO Your Choice Quilt Along

Pull out those UFOs and join us for the Choose Your UFO Quilt Along! (#UFOQAL2017).

Today, we're sharing ways to baste your quilts!

If you're planning to quilt your own projects and you'll most likely find yourself needing to baste! There are a lot of methods out there to make it easier.

Here are a few of our favorites.

A basting technique that uses foam insulation or pool noodles.

This method is similar, but uses boards instead. Read more about this method on Right Sides together.

Basting with Straight Pins. Yeah, really!

Basting on the floor with safety pins.

How do you baste your quilts? We'd love to know!

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Let's get finished!




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1 comment:

  1. I thread baste, then, sometimes I'll add some safety pins, but, not often. My oldest son is great at helping me get everything ready to baste. We lay the backing on the dining room table, centered (I mark the half way points on all sides with pins), then smooth out the batting, making sure the back didn't get messed up. When that is done, we smooth out the top, lining up the center pins on the backing and the top. I thread baste from the middle, then, when that is secure, I carefully shift the top to one edge, checking underneath, and baste that side, then, same thing for the other side. I've never had any puckers using this method before.