We now have our quilt top finished and have collected the list of items suggested so let’s get to ‘Dream to Achieve’ Pinning the Quilt shall we?
As mentioned before, if you are having your quilt professionally quilted, you will need to check with the quilter re the size of the backing required as they need extra to attach the quilt to the frame.
I make sure I have a couple of inches all the way around the quilt top and find that is ample.
For my backing, I am using quilting cotton from the same range as the front ‘Galaxy’ by Sue Penn for Fine Lines. I have 3metres and will cut it in half. I will then join the pieces along the selvedges to form a piece large enough to be the backing.
1. Press the backing well and lay right side down onto your floor or table.
2. Using your tape, tape the backing to the floor or table. Pull it taught but don’t stretch it.
3. Place your batting on the backing
4. Place your well pressed quilt top, right side up on top of the wadding.
5. Pin the quilt.
You will find a detailed description of the pinning process I use here.
Until next time