So I got my batting delivered today, and I pulled some energy (after a flat out day at work)
out of my ass from somewhere to do some basting! It's always a good way of cleaning the lounge room anyway!
So there's the backing...see my little helper sitting still for 2 secs? (he got kicked out soon after, ants in his pants tonight)
different angle. Exciting, I know.
then the layer of batting, and....
and I managed to forget one of the quilt top on top. Look over here for that!
And it took under 2 hours!
And I thought I shared this, but don't think I did (or it's the crap filing system I call my labels- I really need to work on them!) I read on Jeni's blog in her great post about crafting with arthritis, and I'm always for tips for saving the aches and pains that can come with the extreme sport I call quilting!
Not having one of these tools, and really not believing it would do anything, I found something similar in my tools, and gave it a whirl. O.M.G.
It really makes a huge difference!
I still can't work out how, and that bugs me as i like to know how things work! But, as Jeni says, 'It minimises stress on your fingers and wrists and simply makes the whole process faster.'
It's definitely sped my basting up. Really less painful!
In fact, the basting was so quick (I think I was traumatised by the single girl quilt having to be stuck to the floor for a week while I thread basted it) I may have it quilted in a few nights! Then what am I going to do on Saturday?