Basting

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Posted by Dawn Paoletti
Sunday, 10 January 2010

A procedure of temporarily putting the three layers of a quilt together to keep the quilt layers from shifting while being quilted.  Basting can be done with needle and thread, using a longer than usual running stitch.  One can also baste with basting spray, especially made for fabrics.  Safety pins can also be used, and there is also a product called a basting gun.  Which ever way basting is done, the quilt should be well basted, so the quilt layers don't shift while quilting.

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By: Dawn Paoletti Posted on Sun, Jan 10 2010 8:13 AM

I think the second paragraph of this post was put under basting in error.  But maybe not.  There may be a fabric called basting fabric.

By: QCA Admin Posted on Mon, Jan 11 2010 9:47 PM

Dear Dawn,

Thanks for checking out the Quilter's Dictionary and for the update--I think you were right to catch that and edit the second paragraph out. QCA Liz S.

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