- Make backing
- Cut batting to size (or piece to size)
- Press quilt top removing all the little fraying threads
A few months ago I moved off the floor to basting on a table, an enormous improvement! But occasionally I would have wrinkles on the backing after basting. I belong to the HandiQuilter Sweet Sixteen Yahoo group (more of a voyeur than participant to be honest) and a discussion arose regarding basting technique. The very sweet and helpful Emily talked me through her approach to table basting (really, we had a nice long telephone chat!). She had many little tricks like this one:
She suggested putting a pin at the center side of the backing (there is a pin under the masking tape above), batting and quilt top to ensure the edges are lined up when you are doing that first important step of centering the three layers. So simple but so helpful!
Now, all three quilts are basted and ready to be quilted! I hope to have some finished quilts to share soon!