June 1, 2010
Quilt Along 2: Creating a quilt Sandwich & Basting
The quilt sandwich is pretty easy to do, especially if you use spray basting adhesive (took me many years to discover this great product!).
First I like to lay things out without the spray basting so that I can make sure everything is a good size. You want your batting and backing to be 2ish inches bigger than the quilt top all the way around.
In the end you will have a quilt sandwich that is in the following order...
-backing (right side down)
-quilt top (right side up)
In order to achieve this I like to lay out my batting on the floor and put my backing fabric right side up on top.
Then I fold the backing fabric half way down. I spray the basting adhesive onto the batting and then smooth out the backing fabric on top.
A quick trick I like to use to make sure the fabric gets stuck on flat is to use a yard stick to move the fabric over the sticky batting. If you do get it wrong, no fear! you can always peal the fabric off and try again.
Then I fold the other half up. Spray and smooth the batting.
I repeat this process to spray baste the quilt top onto the other layers.
Now we are ready to quilt!
take care mucho,
at 2:08 PM