How to Pin Baste a Quilt

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Heather Thomas explains the benefits of using straight pin bastes when quilting. She provides helpful tips and techniques that ensure a great end result for your quilts. See the many examples provided as well as what techniques work best when using certain pins. Take these tips and pin baste your own quilts.

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    • Customer Service

      Hi, Diane. This is actually up to you. Many people like to start quilting in the center and work their way towards the outside, while others prefer to work in different directions. If you want to work in different directions, do so either from the top- down, the bottom-up, left to right or right to left. By this I mean if you start in a certain spot, for example the top, quilt there and work your way to the bottom. Don’t do a little at the top, a little and the bottom and then come back to the center, as that can cause puckers and wrinkles on you backing fabric. So it doesn’t matter where you start, it just matters that you are consistent with the direction that you choose.

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