Vertical basting - basting on the wall. My latest quilt top "vertical", composed of horizontal rows of strings of different widths. Scrappy. Green with accompanying yellow / orange and pink.
About 60" * 80". Quilters Dream Select cotton batting. Pinning standing up or sitting / standing on a chair... Considering how to quilt it.
Can you believe this is my post number 400! Thank you all for being part of my blogging with kind and lovely comments and questions over the years. To celebrate I want to share how to do this vertical basting.
A short picture tutorial:
- the backing up first, curtain clips and painters tape
- the batting up second, same curtain clips, just smoothed out with the quilting ruler after softening the crinkles with a short spin in the dryer
- the quilt top up last, sticking to the batting, being smoothed out with the same ruler until satisfying result is achieved
- pinning as close as prefered
not shown: removing the quilt sandwich from the wall, cutting off excess batting (leaving at least 2" extra batting and 4" extra backing. Folding up the excess backing over the excess batting and thread basting the edge. This prevents loose fibers on your clothing while handling or hand-quilting.
Wish you all a beautiful Sunday!