This Ingenious Method for Basting Quilts is So Easy

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No More Shifting or Puckering!

Do your quilt layers shift no matter how well you baste them? This ingenious method works so well that nothing can shift. You won’t even need to use your walking foot for quilting.

Plus, this makes basting a quick and easy project. It goes so much faster than pinning or hand stitching and there’s no sticky overspray like with spray basting.

Easiest Way to Baste a Quilt

Hetal and Eva from Itty Bitty Handmade use non-toxic white washable craft glue (like this one) to baste their quilts. To adhere every square inch they use a foam brush to spread the glue.

Voila! Absolutely no shifting, no gumming up of the needle, and the glue will wash out the first time the quilt is washed. Just make sure to allow 8 or so hours of drying time before you begin to sew.

Easiest Way to Baste a Quilt

Comments from readers suggest that this process may not work as well with poly batting as it does with cotton. And one reader ironed hers to dry the glue and get on to quilting faster (best with cotton as poly can melt).

While using glue on your quilts may seem a bit strange, read through the full tutorial and skim the comments section. Give this a try on a small quilt or a sample project. The end result will be a smooth pucker-free quilt!

Click here for “The Easiest Way to Baste a Quilt”, a free tutorial from Sew Can She.


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