How To: Bast a quilt for free-motion quilting patterns

Bast a quilt for free-motion quilting patterns

In this Arts & Crafts video tutorial you will learn how to baste a quilt for free-motion quilting patterns. This video is presented by craftygemini. This method of loading your quilt onto your quilting frame is known as floating where the quilt top and the batting are floated. Neither the top nor the batting are rolled and pinned onto leaders like a backing fabric. First go to the top center point of the quilt top, put the pressure foot down and take a stitch. Bring the bottom thread up, hold onto it and take a second stitch at the same spot. Now you can start stitching the quilt about one eighth of an inch from the top. While stitching keep the fabric pressed with your other hand. Watch the video for further instructions.

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