Makings of a Quilt Sandwich

it’s not edible.. no calories involved..  yet still exciting, because it means you’re one big step closer to a finished quilt!

if you google “basting a quilt” you will come up with oodles of ways to baste a quilt..  i’m sure there are even debates on the subject, but just like any handcrafted project… do what works for YOU!

so far, this is what works for me [but i reserve the right to change my mind in the future..lol]

ingredients

  1. the front of a beautiful project
  2. the backing, i.e. a solid piece of fabric, a cotton sheet, a pieced backing, even another front for your back..
  3. batting, i love Warm & Natural and/or Warm & White and have no experience with anything else, it just works for me!
  4. 505 Spray and Fix Adhesive
  5. old sheet for overspray

tutorial

i roll out my warm and white onto a sheet and size to fit my quilt front, making sure to have at least 1-2″ on all 4 sides, this allows for movement when quilting. cut your batting.

note: as you can see i lay my quilt onto a sheet bigger than my project so that it will catch most of the overspray..

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