I had always basted with pins ...
I am thinking that's about to change! I am really loving the smooth flat surface you get with the spray.
I have decided to quilt this in the same way as the inspiration quilt … I know ... I need to get more original … but this is a quilt that's had my eye for a while … and as long as I give credit where credit's due … I want to be able to try some of the tricks and tools that I believe made the inspiration quilt SO effective.
I found this great tutorial on how to straight line quilt within blocks over on Crazy Mom Quilts. She uses the free-motion foot … who would have thought?!?!? Every time that I had tried this before I was a stuck with a bunch of loose threads that I couldn't manage effectively. Her tips make loose threads a thing of the past.
I ran created a test mini-quilt last night to give it a whirl …
Going to give the "real" quilt a go tomorrow night … wish me luck!
All the best