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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Thread Basting

This is what I was up to last night.

I watched Sharon Schambers video on Thread basting and decided to go back to it...

I have used a polyester wadding in this, that I have not tried before.

Another blogger sideways photo :)
Showing the basting completed .... it didnt take long.

Difference  between thread and pins.


Showing the back.

I am going to unpin the lefthand quilt and do the thread basting there too.

I think when I did this before I used the opentoe hopping foot to quilt - which is the one I prefer...but the hook bits kept getting caught up in the thread, so I will try this time with the closed hopping foot .

Then I can get some more quilting done... today I have some choices.

7 comments:

Desley said...

So would you unpick the basting as you came to quilt an area?

Linda said...

Interesting!! Do you think the thread basting is easier to quilt with? Or is it when the piece is small?? Have you tried spray basting before?? I know too many questions. :-)

What Comes Next? said...

I tried this once, but being such a cheap so and so the fact that I was stitch/basting it all so carefully, only to turn around and pull it all out as I was quilting drove me bonkers! Good luck - I'm sure the closed toe will help. Can't wait to hear your report on how it goes.

Leeanne said...

Hey I'm not the only one who get sideways blogger photo's!I thought it was just me.

Ethne said...

Cut the threads as you go along - that's what Sharon does - it looks less bunched, flatter hand basted than the pins and I confess I prefer the hand basting

Ivory Spring said...

Very cool!

Laura said...

Looks like the hand basting gives a smoother back, I'll have to try that next time I quilt something. I hate it when I'm quilting, everything looks fine on top, then I turn it over and the backing has bumps in it that I really didn't want to be there.