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Thread: Should I baste?

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    Senior Member TymeToShine's Avatar
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    I am a newbie to machine quilting and have made about 4 quilts by hand. I just got a new machine from my wonderful hubby and I am learning all the bells and whistles on it. Have never done free motion quilting so I am practicing with some scraps from my stash. I tried doing some practicing with a layer of batting in between the two fabrics. I basted it all together like I did with my other quilts ---- BUT when I tried to do free motion the basting got tangled up with the presser foot. Sjould I still baste, or is there another, better way?
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    Junior Member Bobbin along's Avatar
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    I always use spray basteing, even for small projects. Use it sparingly, and preferably, outside--it just takes a second, and a couple of very quick spritzes, and you are done.
    If I planned to enter the quilt at Paducah, then, and only then, would I consider actually basteing! :thumbup: :lol:

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    Senior Member TymeToShine's Avatar
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    Thank you. I assume the spray basting does not mess the sewing machine up?

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    I use pins or spray baste... with pins, I remove them in the area where I am quilting, can you do the same with the basting stitches?

    I do not have any trouble with the basting spray and my machine. Just make sure that you purchase temporary basting spray :wink: made for quilting :D:D:D

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    I hand baste mine also. You can remove the basting inthe area you're quilting just as you would with pins.

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    Thank you ;)

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    Spray basting is the greatest. No pins to remove and no basting thread in the way. And.....for me at least.....it seems to hold the layers better.

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    For machine quilting on my Linus quilts I pin baste but don's close the pins. They tend to fall out but it makes them very easy to remove and saves my hands all that opening and closing. I have a mechanic's magnet on a telescoping stick I use to pick up the ones that fall on the floor.

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