“Quilting the Quilt” by Dawn Cavanaugh appears regularly in every issue of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting in partnership with American Professional Quilting Systems. Curved basting safety pins. Secure your quilts quickly with the Baste Your Quilt Kit! Layering the quilt top, batting, and backing before quilting is an important step in. A basting gun is a gadget that is supposed to replace pins. Begin the basting process as close to the center of the quilt as you can reach. There are a few ways to baste a quilt top, today I’m going to show you how to pin baste and how to spray baste. Basting is what the process is called when you layer a quilt top with batting and backing fabric (affectionately […] Craftsy instructor Wendy Butler Berns recommends using 1½” safety pins or 1½” curved basting pins, as they won’t leave large holes in the quilt top. Done properly, it produces a finished quilt that is smooth and wrinkle-free. For machine quilting, I baste with safety pins. Take the bummer out of basting! Your pieced quilt top, backing (pieced to fit, if needed), and batting (backing and batting is at least 4 inches larger than your quilt top on all 4 sides). If you are using safety pins to baste quilts, leave them all open. It may take a couple of tries to get the alignment of the fabric right. You can radiate out from the centre, or work from the centre horizontally and then vertically in a cross formation and then work on each quarter of the quilt until the quilt is covered. Baste the quilt sandwich with pins or basting spray. Pick up a pin with your dominant hand and insert it into the quilt top, through all layers of the quilt sandwich. You don’t want to keep opening and closing your pins as you have to use many of them to hold the fabric in place. He uses a sampler quilt, blue painter's tape, clamps, spray baste, curved safety pins, a quick clip tool, and bicycle clamps and a wide backing made out of "Free Fall" fabric by Tula Pink. 3. You should feel at least two pins with your palm. I find them much easier to open and close. Plus, basting can replace pins and make it easier to machine sew bulky items, such as when you're adding a zipper or hemming jeans. Safety pins hold the quilt very securely so no shifting occurs. There are pins specifically designed for this task, with a bend to help go through all the layers, but I like to use these small brass pins. If you are going to machine quilt it, you're going to want to use safety pins and I can show you. Assembling a Quilt: This is my technique for layering a finished quilt. For smaller quilts I use basting spray, but hang the quilt on a wall. Use The Floor Grids As A Guide Supply List for Pin Basting. Layering and basting a quilt sandwich is a job that should be done carefully, because it effects the quality of your finished quilt. Pin basting can be time-consuming, but it’s a solid method for both large and small quilts. Quilt top and backing are sprayed with adhesive and layered. 2. This can be a lot of pins in a large quilt and often they need to be pulled out as you go, especially if you are machine quilting. Let's just give you an idea of how we do it with safety pins. Pros: Quicker than thread basting. Step 1: Gather Supplies. Spray Basting Spray Basting. But unlike roasting Thanksgiving or Christmas turkeys, there’s no meat juices involved, just some tape and curved safety pins or basting spray! the three layers (quilt top, batting, and backing) as making a quilt "sandwich.. Machine quilters generally pin-baste because it is easier to remove pins than . Pins are easy to remove while quilting. Click Here to read more about dangerous chemicals in quilts. My personal favorite is by Collins. Click Here to find a Baste Your Quilt Kit with flower pins and Pinmoors to baste your blocks! Spray basting makes contact with the entire surface of your quilt top, so absolutely nothing will shift later. This can cause pleats and puckers in your finished quilts. Doing so will be time-consuming. How to Baste a Quilt Using Safety Pins Safety pins are a tried-and-true method of basting a quilt securely, but if you use the wrong type of pin, you’ll wish yourself luck. Basting Alternative – Spray Basting (no pins needed!) As shown below, roll the pinned quilt upward as you go for easier pinning access. A pin basted quilt will stay basted until you finish quilting – even if that takes months or years. After having pierced the whole quilt I use a teaspoon to close all pins. If you want to hand quilt it, you're probably better off thread basting it. Follow each manufacturer's instructions if you choose to baste with adhesives. If you are new and aren’t quite sure of how densely you need to baste using pins for other methods, you are more likely to under baste. With safety pins, you avoid getting stuck. To pin baste the quilt layers: 1. How To Baste A Quilt with Temporary Spray Adhesive Read More About This Easy Black White & Bold Batik Rail Fence Baby Quilt Easily Basting A Quilt with Temporary Spray Adhesive. Let me know if you have any questions! Open 1″ to 1 1⁄2″ safety pins and scatter them across the quilt top. That’s pretty much it. In this installment, Dawn describes how to baste a quilt sandwich with pins to prepare it for machine quilting. I typically use pins (as explained above) to baste my smaller quilts; however, for the larger ones I would recommend spray basting them. More time consuming than spray basting. Baste the Quilt. You need your quilt back, batting, top, safety pins (curved ones if you want to be all fancy! Place the pins every 3–4 in (7.6–10.2 cm) along the quilt in horizontal and vertical rows. Keep All The Pins Open. There are several ways to baste a quilt. A longarmer (a friend or a local quilt shop) can load a quilt on the frame and baste it up pretty quickly. Then my quilt was all rolled up at the end and ready to transport! 2017/10/05 - Pinterest で Asuka Yoshida さんのボード「How to Baste a Quilt」を見てみましょう。。「布」のアイデアをもっと見てみましょう。 But here’s a tip: when you machine quilt, I like to work from the middle to the edge. So today I will share with you my favorite way to baste a quilt using 505 basting spray and my design wall.You can definitely modify this technique and baste your quilts on a table, but I prefer the design wall because I can get up close to the quilt and make sure it’s nice and flat. This pack is much better, with large flowers heads that stay in place and give you extra leverage when inserting the pins into your quilt. To manage the blanket, I roll up each side until it meets in the middle, then fold up the side. To gauge if you've got enough pins in your basting, lay your hand flat on the quilt sandwich. For decades quilters only had their hands, a needle and thread as tools for putting quilts together. Baste the Quilt. The method that I prefer is to spray baste the layers together. Hopefully this will help you decide which method you prefer, and I’ll share my tips for doing both! Regular safety pins, the ones that feature two straight sides and a tip that’s moderately sharp don’t work well for pin basting. One of the secrets to successful machine quilting is basting your quilts properly. What is a quilt basting gun? Basting with spray is much easier on a hanging quilt, especially if you suffer from aching knees. How you baste it is going to depend on how you quilt it. Yes, I do prefer to use pins to baste my quilts, not basting spray, which I believe is harmful to our health and the longevity of our quilts. They are available at most quilt shops and fabric stores. Repeat across the quilt, spacing your pins 4” apart and offsetting your rows as you baste to create a grid of pins. We'll do that. Open 1″ to 1 1⁄2″ safety pins and scatter them across the quilt top. 6. Works for any size quilt. When I first started quilting, I really didn't think it was a big deal but learned (after quilting tucks into the backing) just how important it really is. Prepare your quilt top, backing and batting for basting as you normally would. So now I’m basically just working with a small square, and I unroll and unfold as I quilt. Add the quilt top, again matching centers, and baste the first quadrant. Just to clarify, you do not need to do both methods at the same time. These pins, made specifically for basting quilts, make the job much easier than regular safety pins. See more ideas about Basting a quilt, Quilting tutorials, Quilting techniques. Cons: Pins add weight to the quilt. It holds your layers together while you get ready to sew your quilt. Quilts that are machine quilted on a home sewing machine are usually basted with safety pins. As you're sewing, remember to remove the pins as you go. Personally, my favorite is the bent or curved safety pin, Size 1 (shown here). About This Tutorial Watch Rob's easy-to-follow demonstration of how to baste a quilt top, batting, and backing together. All you have to do is load the tacks into the gun and then place the gun on your quilt area that needs basting and pull the trigger. She then explains how to move and reposition the quilt layers to baste more sections of the quilt. And basting allows two or more layers of fabric to be held together and worked as one layer, such as when you're basting together the layers of a quilt. Knowing how to baste a quilt is an important step in the quilting process. When you pin baste, you still have two options: you can use regular safety pins, or you can use these fabulous curved pins that will make your life much easier. Heather explains that she places basting pins in only the area that she plans to quilt first, which in this case is the center of the quilt, and then safety pins in the borders of the quilt. Regular safety pins work just fine but specialized pins make the task easier. Pick up a pin with your dominant hand and insert it into the quilt top, through all layers of the quilt sandwich. Begin the basting process as close to the center of the quilt as you can reach. In most cases, it will be easiest to use safety pins to baste your quilt. Nov 20, 2017 - Explore Lori Kennedy Quilts's board "Basting a Quilt", followed by 6505 people on Pinterest. Painter’s tape Flatter smoothing spray or some type of starch. After learning this method in a workshop I basted a huge quilt like this and the result was great! How to Pin Baste Your Quilts. This thread stopper kit comes with: 100 Pack of Flower Head Pins - Not all flower pins are made equally, and most are too cheap and the flowers pop off after one use. (228) 497-0777 2965 Old Spanish Trail, Gautier, MS 39553 – Main 3124 Ladnier Road, Gautier, MS 39553 – Annex You’ll either want to pin baste your quilt or spray baste. 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