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Quilting Series Part 3: How to Baste your Quilt

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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!
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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!

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