Two primary basting method I have used are thread basting and pin basting. To thread baste we simply make large stitches starting in the quilt center and moving toward the edges. I generally pin baste with small safety pins..again starting in the middle and working toward the edges. One wonderful help in basting is this Kwick Klip tool. It provides a surface to catch you pin (or needle) with saving your finger from a lot of pain.
Before this nifty little thing came along I used a kitchen spoon- which, by the way, can leave nicks in the spoon.
If you are interested in joining me in stitching the cross hatch sample, we will be setting down and starting the stitches next week. Have your sandwiches ready, some quilting thread with a good needle and a comfy thimble.
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Let's make something beautiful!