This one is pretty simple– I recently learned HOW EASY it is to use adhesive spray to baste a quilt!! For some reason, I’ve always been a little resistant to this, and I previously used safety pins (the ones with a slight bend in them, made specially for basting). However, this took a long time, and always hurt my fingers! After reading a review of basing spray over on Rachel’s blog, I thought I’d give it a try. I used it for the last few baby quilts I’ve made, and I love how much easier it has made the basting and quilting process! I know it’s not for everyone, and also not for every quilt, but for now I’m really happy with the results.
Also, I should note, I used the Dritz spray, which washes out when the quilt is laundered. I always wash quilts before I deliver them to their recipients, so all traces of the spray are gone when the quilt is washed.
I finished up this baby quilt recently that featured prints from Joel Dewberry’s modern meadow line, as well as some hope valley, innocent crush, and a hint of Amy Butler. I really liked the combination of colors and prints. Plus, basting the quilt didn’t give me blisters. Success!
Here’s the back of the quilt, which features trees from the modern meadow line.