Friday, June 26, 2015

Crafty Comment Karma and A Poll About Basting

Written by Laura Chaney, daughter

Happy Friday! I'm kinda getting a kick out of these weekly polls (and from the comments it seems that at least a few of you are, too), so I'm going to keep rolling with them for a while.

Last week we asked, "When you purchase quilting fabric, do you prefer the school cut or tear the fabric?"



I was actually a bit surprised by the responses here, or at least in all of them being the same! I've heard the theory that tearing the fabric gets a straighter edge since it automatically follows the grain of the fabric, but I'm not convinced that's true. Mom prefers cutting the fabric, and I guess she instilled that upon me since I also prefer cutting the fabric.

How do you baste your quilts?


Safety pins

Basting stitches

Spray basting

Other
Please Specify:
Poll Maker


And now, onto the link-up!






4 comments:

  1. I said pin basting for the poll but if there had been two options I would have explained that most of my quilts have no basting as I have a 3 roller hand quilting frame and I need no basting - that is how I do most of my quilts but when i do baste a quilt it is with pins. Interesting on cutting/tearing - I always cut but I hear a lot rip which I have never liked to do.

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  2. I always pin baste my quilts. I then stitch in the ditch in monofilament as much as possible. I can then remove the pins for easier quilting.
    A shop near me always tears their fabric and the noise goes through me. I much prefer cut fabric

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  3. I always pin baste my quilts. I then stitch in the ditch in monofilament as much as possible. I can then remove the pins for easier quilting.
    A shop near me always tears their fabric and the noise goes through me. I much prefer cut fabric

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  4. Wow! A unanimous vote!! (I'm long arm quilter...so it's easy to baste stitch) God bless all you sprayers....I was NOT good at that!

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