Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Making salsa to can is always fun and a great way to spend my Wednesdays. But, next week my three oldest start school and so I wanted to do something fun with my girls. Tomatoes can wait another day!
We are going swimming! The zoo was my number one choice, but I should not drive that far feeling like I did last night.
This morning I'm going to baste my quilt and then I can do something fun with my girls.
Steps to basting:
1. Tape your quilt backing to the floor. Concrete is the easiest floor to tape you quilt to. I have an unfinished basement in my home with a concrete floor to make mine easy.
2. Lay out your batting.
3. Lay your quilt top on top, right side up, and tape it to the floor.
I start taping with one side (quilt top) and then go to the opposite side (quilt bottom) and tape. I end with the left and right sides. Make sure you are stretching the material tight but not moving the other sides.
4. Begin baste pinning in the middle of your quilt. My favorite pins to baste with are quilters choice, they may be a lot more expensive, but I think they're definitely worth the price difference.
I started basting these 12" blocks every 6 inches.