B is for Basting


Basting is a term used for holding two pieces of fabric together prior to quilting or holding a zipper in place to keep it from moving while you sew it into a garment.  Basting can be done by hand or machine.  And in quilting also by safety pins.  Usually, basting stitches are long stitches that are easily removed after the article is completed.

In quilting, when you put your sandwich together, the top, bat, and backing, safety pins are placed spaced about six inches apart so that you can make your quilting stitches.



Image result for quilt basting


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s