Monday, April 12, 2010

Basting


I've been basting some things together today in preparation for quilting them. This top was made by my mom. It is going to be a tree skirt for underneath a Christmas tree. I think she plans to give it as a wedding gift. It's not a great photo, but the best I can do today. I'll take a better one after it is quilted.


Then I decided I'd baste another top as long as I have my basting tables out. This top was also made by my mom. She gave it to me to quilt and then turn in to my guild as a charity quilt. I basted it using spray baste.


I've used this spray baste before unsuccessfully. I thought that I would give it another try on the charity quilt now that I have more experience quilting and using this spray on smaller projects. I'll let you know how it turns out. My confidence is already a little shaken and I haven't even gotten it down to the sewing machine yet. The spray started dropping chunks of glue onto the batting as I was spraying the back. I am hoping that this means the can is getting empty? I've had it a pretty long time, but we'll see ...

4 comments:

Melissa said...

Good luck! The charity quilt is very pretty. And the Christmas piece will look very nice under the tree!

Lynn Weathers said...

Thanks Melissa!

Barb said...

The quilts are lovely, can't wait to see what you have to say about the basting spray.

Stephanie in Michigan said...

I saw a spray basting demonstration on The Quilt Show website. She spray bases on a wall. She tapes up the backing, nice and taught (with newspaper around it to catch the overspray). Then, she sprays it and puts the batting on it, smoothing it as she goes. Spray again, and then puts the top on. Seemed to work well. I tried on a horizontal surface like you use and I get frustrated with it. I like your basting tables, however. Do they fold up for storage? Good idea to do more than one while you have it all out!