Video: Basting a Big Quilt in a Small Space
This afternoon, I basted my big Scrappy Stars quilt! My husband set up a time lapse video - we thought it would be fun to see the process, sped up. This probably took me about 2 hours, but you can see the whole thing here in one minute! (I wish I could pin so fast! Ha ha.)
This was the first time that I basted a quilt that was too big to fit on any floor in my house. So - I did half at a time.
I first taped one half of the backing to the floor, and put weights on the other half, which is folded up on the the right hand side. I flattened out the batting and quilt top over it, and basted with pins as normal. Then I took out the tape, flipped it around and did the same thing on the other side. You’ll see from the video that I tried twice on the second side - the backing wasn’t quite flat the first time I taped it down, so I did it again.
It worked out well and it seems nice and flat on both sides, so I’m happy! It was a bit of a long process, but now that I’ve tried doing it this way, I’m glad to know that I could baste a larger quilt like this in a small home again. Looking forward to quilting and finishing this one so we can finally have a quilt for our bed!