Like a lot, if not most quilters, basting is my least favorite part of quilting. So it was with a heavy heart I decided for the second time this week to - gasp - baste!
I pulled out the sampler quilt I made last year for teaching a class and bit the bullet. I should make it clear that I DO know how to baste, I just don't like it!
Thankfully I already had the backing made and ready to go - everything just needed a good iron and to be layered.
Then I brought it all upstairs to the kitchen table, layered it up and it's still there waiting to be finished. Hey, it's late and I want to go to bed! The kids can eat breakfast on a blanket on the floor - I'll call it a picnic breakfast and they'll think that's way cooler than eating on the boring old table!
So quickly, (remember, I'm going to bed...) this is one way you can prep your layers. Just tape one side to the table using painter's tape. Then you can pull it from the other side to make sure it's nice and flat. You do this because there's nothing worse than basting an entire quilt, turning it over and having big wrinkles in the backing.
This should just take a couple of hours tomorrow to baste and then I can start the fun bit - the quilting!