Friday, August 22, 2008
TO BASTE OR NOT TO BASTE?
That is a big topic going on around my house. After borrowing my friends quilting frame, I have accomplished the king size quilt (I tied it) and a small quilt (pictured a tad bit above) and just finished basting a full sized quilt today. Now I only have 3 lap quilts to baste.
My father who has made well over 100 quilts for family and friends, is shocked that I am taking all this time and effort to baste the quilts and then quilt them on the machine. He tied each and every one of his and they all turned out beautifully. My friend (who graciously let me use her frame) either pins all of her quilts and then ties them or if a small quilt will machine quilt it and hers always look beautiful also. I have tried both methods, tying and pinning, it never fails that I get majoyor puckers! Each quilt that I have basted has turned out fine and dandy (I will not say beautiful but close) with no puckers.
So share with me what method you prefer and what works; I am just very curious!