for me, is basting. It's definitely the least creative part of the process, so I've come up with a couple of things to make it less painful and help me get it over with.
Think knee pads and a nail file (I always end up with a snag from manipulating all those pins). Oh, and it doesn't hurt to crank up some tunes to sing along while I'm at it.
Whatever gets it done, right? ;o)
|Pinned and ready for quilting!|
It just so happened that this week, I had two tops ready for basting at the same time, so I had a marathon evening of basting them both. Whew. Now that the yucky part in the process is over, I can get back to the fun stuff! Bring on the quilting....
|My version of Impromptu just before I stuck it full of basting pins. ;o)|
So now you know my little secret about what I don't enjoy in quilt making and my three "make it easier" tips (or tools) - knee pads, a nail file and painter's tape!
How about you? What's the least appealing part of making a quilt for you? Have any tips for making things easier?
Happy Canada Day long weekend!!!