Sew Retro, Baby! quilting
Not even aware that it was Worldwide Quilting Day…. I went to two shops looking for fabric. And I found the perfect flannel to use for the backing.
Which I washed and dried, cut and seamed, and through up on the frame I use to baste my quilts.
I have not seen any other blogs ever mention using a quilt frame for basting and thought there may be a few people out there who are interested in another option.
It is simply four lengths of wood, held together by screws, at the measurement determined according to the length and width of your quilt backing.
If you don’t have a ‘freezer room’ to set up a frame…. normally, four chairs can be used at each corner to support the quilt frame.
Thumb tacks are used to hold the edges of the backing to the frame and the butter knife shown in the above picture, is used to take the tacks back out. Saves the finger nails (or lack thereof).
And after securing your backing, you lay on your batting and quilt top, smoothing it all out, and pin from the center towards the edges.
Remove all the thumb tacks…
Remove the screws and store the wooden rails out of the way.
Then get quilting!
I did get started doing just that and will post again when she’s done!
How did you spend your Worldwide Quilting Day? I’d love to see what you’re working on!