Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wip Wednesday- Basting

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.

Make sure it is all stretched out squarely.

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.

Continue pinning until the entire quilt is covered in pins every 3-5 inches apart.

5.  Lastly you can remove the tape 
And then you will be ready to start your quilting.  

This fabric is 'Apple of my Eye' made by Riley Blake.  

I am sharing it on Freshly Pieced and Let's Bee Social!


Katie V said...

Love the fabric choices. Never thought to use tape to baste! I'll have to try that!

Lorna McMahon said...

Such a very pretty quilt! Can't wait to see what you do for the quilting. Hope you and the girls did have a fun day out!

Crafty Ashley B said...

Love the flowers! They are so much fun!!!

Micki @ 2 Dogs Studio said...

Cute block and fabrics. Is the design yours? if so, would you be willing to share?

Wendi said...

The design is a buggy barn design called "folk art flowers". I think. I started it in a class at my local fabric store, the cotton shop. Thanks!

Ann said...

Such cheerful fabrics! They make a fun quilt. Nice directions for basting. I don't have concrete but I basted on the floor for years. Finally moved to long folding tables. The pins are scratching the tables but my knees are happier.