How do you baste your quilts??
I usually put mine on the kitchen floor then have to crawl around pinning it. I am not as young as I used to be and it is starting to become a chore.
I watched a video yesterday where a lady puts hers on the wall and uses 505 Basting Spray. It looked so much easier and she said it works wonderfully!!
Have any of you ever tried this?
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My quilts have always softened up really nice after I wash them.
This is a wonderful tutorial and very helpful. Several of you said you iron your quilt sandwich and then sew it together. I always thought the batting could not take the heat from the iron. Do you use steam when you iron? I tried dry ironing a practice sandwich and the batting held up but flattened, which is ok.
I do use steam when I press the sandwich. The batting does flatten some but when I wash after quilting it fluffs back up.
Thanks Nana! I will start ironing.
We tried out the spray basting at a Guild work day on Tuesday and after 4 tries we had it so you could sew it. It seamed to wrinkle a lot and I think that the basting works better. If it is a really big quilt, most of the older quilters will bet a long arm quilter to baste it for a small charge.
Great to hear that there are so many quilters out there.
Would be interested in this technique, was unaware of it....
shurrquilts and PBD welcome to our group
gini in north idaho
Thank you, Nancy! Great tutorial and beautiful quilt.
I sprayed basted a baby quilt, but everything around it got sticky, and it flies through the air, too, ESPECIALLY the 505, which reminds me of silly string.... I have also gotten a BIG PIECE of cardboard (or several, actually) and put that on the floor, then straight pinned it to death, then safety pinned it.
I have spray basted some and pinned some...that smaller quilts I usually spray baste and the larger ones pin, but now I have a midarm machine and frame so I don't have to do either anymore. I bought 2 foldable 6 foot tables and but them up against each other when spray basting or pinning. On large quilts I worked on 1/2 at a time. When done, I could just fold up the tables and store them. I can't work on the floor because I would need a crane to get me back up and I'm sure the dog would join me on the quilt, LOL.
The spray baste I used was the June Tailor brand. It was a little tacky on the excess batting that I didn't cut off till I was finished quilted. I will probably use it again for small projects. I'm hoping a quilting machine & frame are in my near future so basting won't be an issue for larger projects.