Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hand Basting a Quilt

Basting my quilts is the least favorite part of making a quilt for me. I have tried pin basting and spray basting. I really like Sarah's Tutorial on Maching Quilting 101. She shows how to spray baste. I have used this method quilt successfully, however, the spray is expensive and it is difficult to find the floor space to baste a large quilt. It is also pretty hard on the body!

My two most recent quilts ( I will post pictures later today) were pin basted. I was reminded how I don't like pin basting. It is easy to baste the quilt, but difficult to quilt. I broke a couple of needles.

For my next quilt, I am considering trying Sharon Schamber's hand basting method. The links to her tutorials are below. Let me know what you think. Has anyone tried this method?

Sharon Schamber Hand Basting a Quilt Tutorial 1

Sharon Schamber Hand Basting a Quilt Tutorial 2

Happy Quilting!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Giveaway at Stash Resolution

I have to recommend a blog and Podcast. Sara at Stash Resolution is giving away 6 fat quarter bundle of the new fabric line Delilah. It is beautiful. Go check it out at Sara's Blog and enter to win. If you would like to buy some of this fabric, be sure to visit Sara's Etsy shop--Swell Cloth.