Baste Your Quilt on the Wall and Save Your Knees
April 23, 2016 |
| Quilting How-To
A Handy Solution When You Don’t Have Enough Floor Space for Basting a Quilt!
Sometimes necessity is the mother of invention, and that was the case for this quilt basting idea. Gigi Khalsa didn’t have enough floor space to lay out her quilt for sandwiching and basting so she tried using a wall. It worked beautifully!
Her husband helped her to squarely tape the top of the backing to the wall and she was able to do the rest herself. She used 2″ masking tape so there was plenty of width to adhere to the wall and the quilt back.
The batting stuck to the backing and only needed a couple of pieces of tape at the top to hold it in place. The top stuck to the batting so no other taping was needed. It was easy to smooth out the layers as needed.
Gigi began pinning from the top and before long the basting was done. While there was some kneeling to pin baste the bottom, most of it was accomplished while standing. Your knees will love this!
Masking tape should not mar your painted wall, especially if it’s only up for a short period of time. You’ll want to experiment with a small piece in a hidden spot just to make sure.
Gigi reports that the pins did not nick or scratch the wall’s surface, but again you should experiment first in an out of the way spot.
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