Friday, November 4, 2011

Baby Shower 2

Today, I basted. Well, I'm actually still basting, but it's such a cute quilt I couldn't resist a couple more pics.

All stretched, but haven't started basting yet and...

About 3/4 basted. I baste with needle and thread, about 3-4" apart, on my kitchen table. And, yes, I use a spoon. I keep this particular spoon in my 'basting kit' along with the clamps, masking tape, and gray thread. The spoon protects my 'receiving hand' so that when I push the needle through the fabric, I use the spoon to press down, under the needle, so when I tilt it up the tip goes into the spoon's bowl instead of my finger. Learning the 'spoon technique' saved a lot of time, and a lot of sore fingertips. ;)

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