I have a bunch of quilt tops lying around and I wanted to try spray basting. I've never attempted that before so I was pretty excited to try it out. Before I would use two by fours and tack them down then pin the quilt and remove it to machine quilt. It was kind of a pain. I'm linking up with Melissa at Happy Quilting for TNT Thursday because this is totally new for me!
In the end it was quite the adventure and I'm thoroughly sold on spray basting! Hurray for trying new things!
|Here's the first quilt all basted and ready to go. LOVE! My friend Leila told me to put a pin every 12" or so on the top. She said it wasn't necessary it's like "wearing a belt and suspenders at the same time." Cute analogy!|
|Here's the second one. The pattern is found here. It was more of a pain to baste than the first. I got the backing taped down with the help of Leila's oldest daughter ( I think she did better than I did) and then I got the batting sprayed on. When I was nearly done spraying I ran out of spray glue (bummer!) . Thankfully Leila had some more. Sadly I used up all of hers too before we were done. I had to pin the top on to the batting. What a pain! If there was anything that could have shown me the value of spray basting it was doing both ways back to back. While pinning every 4-6 inches I ran out of pins, seriously what else could go wrong? So I have them all pinned right on one side and then just enough on the other side to make it not fall apart.|