Hello Friends, every now and then, I receive questions on how close I pin baste my quilt sandwiches. I thought I would share with you an in-action photo from a quilt I completed a couple of weeks ago.
My general approach to pin-basting is “pin it to death”. My pins are about 1 1/2″ to 2″ apart, closer if the quilt is to be a special heirloom or show quilt. I probably don’t need to have my pins so close, but I like to be safe than sorry.
Now, if you look at the photo again – you will see I take out enough pins to make an area (~4-6″ radius) around the needle for quilting. I often stop while quilting to take out pins. If in doubt whether a pin is going to be in my way, I’d go ahead and take the pin out. I always regret it later if I don’t…. ask me how I know, ha!
If you have any basting tips (not necessarily pin-basting), please feel free to share. I am always ready to learn something new, and there is plenty to be learned for sure in the vast world of quilting.
Thanks for stopping by. I’d better get back to work. Till later!
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