Thursday, January 22, 2015

Pin Basting

With one January finish under my belt (that's a strange saying!) I am eager to get started on another one. I should be working on my UFO of the month, but it is stalled at the moment pending some fabric decisions. 
So I decided to go ahead and prepare my January QPOM quilt top for quilting. It jumped to the head of the queue because I had a quilting idea, and had two pieces of batting that, once joined together with Heat Press fusible tape, made a perfect size for this quilt.

From Quiltmaker
Here is the quilt sandwich all ready for pin basting. The backing is clamped and taped to the table (pulled taut but not stretched), the batting is smoothed out on top of the backing, and the quilt top is carefully smoothed out on top of the batting. I am using the Kwik Klip, which is my favorite tool to help with pin basting. I can't say enough wonderful things about it. I have two in my quilt studio just in case one goes missing!  It will be ready to quilt in a jiffy!

16 comments:

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Love when a quilt is at that stage ... that means the hand quilting is within sight! ;-) I have a Kwik Klip ... and have never used it. I need to give it a try when the time comes to baste the quilt I'm currently piecing.

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I too use the Kwik Klip and I love it. So happy you have another one close to finish.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This is such a pretty quilt - soothing colour. Hey, when the flow is going - go with it.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I have two i need to pin baste - must go check out the kwik clip tool . . .

Barb said...

That is going to be one awesome quilt.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

that is the absolute best way to pin basted!!,

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I love that quilt - pin basting never bothers my fingers so I do not have this tool but I have heard others say they do

Gretchen Weaver said...

Very pretty quilt. I look forward to seeing how you quilt her.

Deanna W said...

You go and git r' done!!! I am heading to do some machine quilting today too! Let's hope it is a good day for both of us!!!

Needled Mom said...

I love the colors in this one. Have fun with the finishing.

Janet O. said...

Look at you go!
Love the Kwik Klip! Don't baste without it!

Vivian said...

I'd be lost without my Kwik Klip. First time my husband saw it, I let him guess and guess what it was for. He never did figure it out.
Looking forward to seeing your quilting plan for this one. I remember a similar design on the cover of an older Fons and Porter magazine. Happy quilting.

Deb A said...

So pretty. I love when things come together like that. Yikes - end of the month and I have yet to touch a UFO on the list. Hmmmm maybe I can do one that is close to a finish........

Scrappy quilter said...

I don't even want to count how many I have to pin.

Denise :) said...

How pretty -- I can't wait to see you quilting! Sometimes projects just call our names and we *need* to answer the call! :)

Kate said...

You are certainly moving projects along towards the finish line. Good for you!