Friday, February 10, 2017

Quilting | Phase Basting


I upcycle, I do. It fills me with a satisfaction knowing that I have taken something outdated and unwanted and turned it into something more enjoyable. Yesterday I basted Rohen's finished quilt top to an upcycled bedspread. My basting process is probably different than yours, but maybe not. maybe there is an underground movement of phase basters. yes, that is what I am calling it: Phase Basting.



Phase Basting is where the quilt top and the backing is secured to the batting separately. I baste like this because I am impatient, mostly and because I am very limited on space. I live in a Canadian post-war shotgun house with a teenager a 5-year-old a husband, a puppy and a medium-sized lab-mut.

I did come across a lady who was using an ironing board to baste her quilts as she was also short on space and I think that I started with that method then moved to the floor with quilting pins.

Phase Basting allows me to work on the back side of the quilt; being short on space I basically use the back as a design wall! lol



























I may be taking a break from this one as I am getting a little sick of looking at it. I've joined Quilty 365! and I am very excited about that!

I am linking with Finished or not Friday

Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts



cheers for now,

Sarah

8 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah, interesting way of basting. I'm short of space too so might give this a go. By the way, you are a no-reply blogger (easily fixed, just google it), which means people can't reply to your comments on their blogs.

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    1. Hi Kaja, I think I have fixed the no reply thing now. The basting over the ironing board in sections works pretty well too. I wish i could remember where I saw that. I will do some investigating!

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  2. Hi Sarah! I wanted to reach out to you on your blog in case my emails have ended up in your spam directory. You are invited to join the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers blog hop! For details, please email me at jetgirl8 (at) gmail (dot) com or check the email address you put in your registration form (sarahsbusy at yahoo dot com).

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    1. Hi Yvonne, Thank you for accepting me into the NQB Blog hop! I have signed up on slack! woohoo! here we go!

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  3. Hi Sarah - just popped over from the 2017NQB group. Looking forward to getting to know you better through this group.

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    1. Hi Cut&Alter, Thank you for dropping by! see you soon :)

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  4. Hi Sarah, I'm from the 2017NQB group also! I have never heard of phase basting, not sure I totally understand the method yet. I'll do some research.

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    1. Hi Page, I totally made up the Phase basting thing! let me know what you found on the web. It will be interesting to see if anyone has had the same idea as me. Probably; the world is so big and there are so many smart pants out there ;)

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