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Quilting Series Part 3: How to Baste your Quilt

Quilting Series Part 3: How to Baste your Quilt

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Hi Everyone!

Part 3 of the Quilting series is ready!  We talk about basting in this video, we go over different types of batting as well as the pros and cons of spray basting and pin basting.  I also give you the low down on finding a long arm quilter and how you would go about preparing a quilt for that.  I hope you find the video informative and helpful!


*Once your quilt is completely pinned, you can remove the painters tape and fold it up so that it can now be quilted!

Featured products in this basting video.


My long-arm friends!

Stephanie from Late Night Quilter

Sarah from Bluprint Textiles

A huge thank you to my sponsors for this series!
Aurifil Thread

Some helpful notions for this part of the quilting process!


I used voile for my backing.  Voile measures 54 inches wide.  So for this quilt you need 4 yards. Trim you selvedge and create a seam going horizontal on your quilt.

If you use quilting cotton for the back, you need 5 1/4 yards.  You will cut that in half and piece the back vertically so that you have enough going all the way around the quilt.

Moral of the story… Make sure your quilt back is 3-4 inches larger than the quilt top going all the way around!

Carol m

Monday 17th of August 2015

I love your quilting videos. I started attending a local quilting class but it was much too advanced for me a beginner. Your videos are so wonderful and easy to follow. They are so much more helpful for me than attending a class. Thanks so much. Your Great !


Sunday 16th of August 2015

I know it's not about the topic of ur quilt but I wud love a large clutch with lining tutorial. Love the quilt colors.


Saturday 15th of August 2015

I love your quilting videos. I am just a beginner and trying to Find out how to do it. I found your video on how to make a baby blanket with double crochet, with baby bernat yarn. It turned out beautiful and gave it to a co worker for their new baby due anyday. I just watched your 3 videos on how to quilt. I have the basic items needed to learn how to quilt. I love your videos. You describe everything, step by step. I cant wait to try to quilt my self. I shared your video with my sister n law who is also just learning how to quilt. You are my inspiration to try and master this art.

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