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!


Quilter in the Gap said...

Lisa, this is Rhonda aka Quilter in the Gap. I tried to reply to your comment about being in Knoxville but you are a "no-reply blogger" so I can't. Would you mind sending me an email.

Susan in N. GA said...

Yes, I have tried Sharon's method. I made the boards the way she shows to do it. I like her method, but I still had difficulty with the thread catching on things as I quilted, so I went back to pin basting. There is a tool to make pin basting easier but I can't remember the name of it. Someone has a YouTube video about it, I think it is Pat Sloan. I am looking forward to browsing your blog. Blessings.