The Stitch TV Show – Episode 205

In this episode of The Stitch TV Show, Lynn and Pam discuss the many ways to mark quilts and the controversy surrounding those different methods, and the perils, pitfalls, and pets involved in basting a quilt! Go ahead and hit play in your sewing room.

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  1. You could always baste on a friends longarm, then hand quilt!

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  2. I found it interesting that card stock templates are being used, and you did mention cardboard… I still have my grandmother’s cardboard templates that she used on her quilts! What goes around comes around! I enjoy your show and look forward to watching it! Thanks!

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  3. There’s one other basting technique: pin basting on a table. As fans of Wendy Butler Berns, you’ll find her demonstrating this technique in her Craftsy “Machine Quilting: Free Motion and More” class or in the basting videos by Amelie Scott, Quilt University or Rob Appel of Man Quilting on YouTube.

    For this method you use clamps for larger quilts (jumbo binder clips or hardware clamps) or tape for smaller quilts (ones not large enough to extend to the edge of your table) to secure the layers to the table. Baste from the middle out as Pam does and on the large quilts, unclamp and shift the quilt to get to the sections not yet basted.

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