Some quilters love basting, but it's probably my least favorite part of quilting. Over the years I've developed methods and tried many different tools and securing devices to find the absolute fastest way to knock out basting quickly and efficiently. Learn how to baste your blocks in this video:
Click Here to find a Baste Your Quilt Kit with flower pins and Pinmoors to baste your blocks!
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. Click Here to read more about dangerous chemicals in quilts.
Quilting a King on Your Home Machine to find a detailed video on my super sized basting method.
For this quilt, I'm quilting with Hobbs Heirloom Wool batting because I wanted the quilt to be soft, squishy and lofty to showcase the quilting designs.
In the past I've also used Quilters Dream Poly batting when I wanted a very flat quilt with virtually no shrink. If you really want to hide your mistakes, try using a 100% cotton batting as it will shrink up a bit at the end and hide your quilting stitches within a crinkly surface.
What batting do you plan to use? Do you have a favorite batting that you pick for almost all projects? Why is it your favorite?
So now that our blocks are basted up, it's time to quilt! Check back tomorrow to learn how to audition your thread colors AND get some free motion quilting practice at the same time!
Let's go quilt,