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The Ultimate Beginner Quilt – Batting and Basting

Today we’re making sandwiches – quilt sandwiches, that is! We’re putting our quilts together and walking you through the final steps of making The Ultimate Beginner Quilt.

In today’s tutorials, special guest Gina Tell of Thread Graffiti will show you exactly how to put the layers of your quilt together and temporarily secure them together (also called basting) to get them ready for quilting on your home machine. This quilt sandwich is an important step in finishing your quilt.

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You will only need to baste your quilt if you plan to quilt it on your home machine. If you plan to send your quilt to a longarm quilter, you should not baste it.

Basting Supplies

For beginners, we recommend choosing a batting that’s approximately 8-10″ taller and wider than the finished size of your quilt. If you prefer not to use spray adhesive, basting pins or needle and thread work also.

Happy Cloud Quilt Batting Throw 80/20 Silky Blend
Masking Tape or Painter’s Tape
505 Spray and Fix Temporary Fabric Adhesive
Curved basting pins (Curved safety pins are easier to close, but you can also use regular safety pins.)


We have some awesome quilty friends quilting with us!
Check out their blogs and follow them on social media for inspiration and tips.

Pat Sloan Mister Domestic Brittany Clark
Gina of Thread Graffiti Tracie of Riceford Streams The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch
Priscilla & Chelsea
Karin of Blue Pip Designs Linden of vinelines Rebecca of OneWeeBird
Ange of A Little Patchwork





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The Ultimate Beginner Quilt is a free quilt pattern series with video tutorials designed just for beginners. Even if you have zero sewing experience, this is the free quilt class for you! If you’re joining us for the first time, jump back to the beginning of the series to see what it’s all about.


Stay tuned for the next blog and video out later today where we’ll learn how to quilt the quilt on your home machine. 

Happy Quilting!

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