How To Do Assembly Line Basting


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How To Do Assembly Line Basting


Here is an assembly line process for quilt basting. Suppose you have tons of quilty gifts to finish. It happens, right? Especially this time of year. And continually clearing the decks for large basting areas is a chore. Not to mention forever re-trimming backing fabrics. This method simplifies the quilt sandwiching process and gets you back to holiday revelry (or starting more quilts) in record time.

How To Do Assembly Line Basting


  1. With batting on the bottom and backing face up, pin every 10”. You can work quickly in one direction, edge to edge.
  2. Cut basted-backing to desired project sizes.
  3. Go ahead and affix quilt labels now. This saves time and is an easy and reliable way to mark which cut matches which project. [If you change your mind later, you can past over the original label with a new one.]
  4. When your flimsy is ready, baste it to the previously begun quilt sandwich. This time start basting from the center working outward.
  5. Remove backing pins before quilting.


Updo: Try a scrappy backing for a fun random finish.



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The fabric on the back of a Quilt Sandwich (Top, Batting and Backing).

Same As: Lining
A temporary method of holding the quilt Sandwich layers together while you finish assembling it. This can be conducted using Basting Sprays, pins, clips or temporary stitching called a Tacking Stitch or Basting Stitch.
The layer in the middle of a quilt sandwich between the Top and Backing layers consisting of wool, polyester, blends, silk, or cotton.

Same As: Stuffing, Filling, Wadding, Filler
Information some people attach to a quilt that may contain the your name, name of the quilt, town, year and pattern used.
Traditional description of a quilt: a sandwich consisting of a Quilt Top, Batting (filling), and a Backing.
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