I made a circus themed quilt for a showcase earlier this year and decided that I would take some photos so I could show you how I pin my quilts!!!
What do I mean “pin my quilts”?
When making a quilt I need to sandwich together the completed quilt top, the wadding of choice and the quilt backing. I use pins to hold these layers steady as I quilt (sew) them together.
What I need:
1. Poppy! My wonderful husband fetches my fold up tables (these are stored behind the storage shelves in my craft room) and then lifts them onto very tasteful paint tins! If you ‘know’ me you know that I have chronic back pain, and without Poppy doing this for me, I would not be able to do my pinning! Poppy now knows how to pin as well!
3. Pins – not straight pins but quilting pins(like a safety pin) – you can purchase at any craft store
2. Spread the wadding over the backing fabric.
3. Add the quilt top – right side up!
4. Starting at the centre, smoothing quilt top as you go, pin to the edge down and across. Then I usually work one corner at a time , smoothing, pinning about 15cms apart and leaving the pins open….
5. When the whole quilt has been pinned, it is time to close the pins. Using the tool or the spoon, close the pins.
Now, I am not saying that this is the only way, or the correct way to pin a quilt but this is how Nanny does it – works for me …
Until next time
Nanny xxPinning a Quilt