I don’t usually start three quilts at once,
but since these three quilts will be using my Quilt-as-you-go technique
and I need an extra set of hands to quickly spray baste the backing fabric and batting together,
first-thing this morning I got started before my second set of hands headed out the door for school.
I first taped the backing fabric wrong-side-down in my (freshly swept) garage.
I topped that with a light layer of basting spray.
Next is where #1 helper, Chloe, comes in with her second set of hands and helps to hold the batting off the tacky backing fabric until I can press it down smoothly.
1, 2, 3, Perfect.
Not a single wrinkle!
Years of practice…and I only use Warm & Natural cotton batting.
Sorry for the weird glare, that’s the sun rising.
Now when I start to “quilt-as-I-go” I won’t have to move any pins.
I love this technique.
Do you use basting spray?
I’ve never had a problem using it, but I know of others who have.
Usually it’s the brand, or the amount.
If you spray too much it will gunk (technical term) up your needle,
then it can’t pick up the bobbin thread.
Sparingly is a good term for the amount of spray that I use.
As I was working at the computer getting my instructions in order
my friendly UPS driver delivered these from Sulky.
Just in time to be included in these three quilts.
They match the Odds and Ends fabrics that I showed you yesterday.
A bit of 30 wt. for the piecing and some 12 wt. for the applique that’s going to help me “name” these quilts. ;)
Now, back to work for me.
I’m going to get reaquainted with my sewing machine.
Until next time,