WIP wednesday

cutting fabric

I spent my holiday assembly-line cutting and chain-piecing a quilt I’d planned out ages ago. This is a gift so I can’t show anything yet, but I should be able to very soon! It’s all solids and I’m really happy with how it’s coming out, though I continue to have issues with basting: I was more careful and meticulous than ever, not stretching things too much but what I thought was just enough, only to be thwarted. The only fix I could come up with was to basically re-baste coming off each quilt line. I’ll get this down pat someday.

pin-basted

3 Responses to WIP wednesday

  1. kristin says:

    I have the same problem. I actually thread-basted the current quilt I’m working on, and so far, so good. It’s a big one (twin-sized) and has a voile backing, so it has the potential to do all sorts of crazy shifty things. Thread basting takes some time, but I’m hoping it will be worth it.

  2. Jill says:

    Have you tried the 505 adhesive spray basting glue? It is fantastic for quilt assembly and I have used it for years with great success — it will allow adjusting, “drys” so that there is no residue on the needle when quilting and washes perfectly. I have used on large and small quilts when assembling the sandwich. It is available online at JoAnn’s and probably other places as well.

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