Clear directions as usual on Leah's site! I am going to be traveling next week so went ahead and started to follow the directions for this week.
|Window light box|
|Here is the prepared top fabric!|
I set up a window light box, and used a mechanical pencil that I tested to be sure at least most of the lines will wash away with water.
It didn't take very long at all since my fabric was already washed.
I remember seeing Leah recommend the spray starch method before, but have to admit I had forgotten this step. So that is why I really want to get the binding on my practice sandwiches and to wash them so I can see if I have been messing anything else up!
I am unclear if I'm supposed to trace the surrounding box - have written Leah to find out. She said it was optional to mark the outside so I went ahead and prepared the back and basted the project. I can already tell I need to get more Pinmores....
|Whole cloth basted - using pinmores and pins|
|Back of the wholecloth project basted.|
(I got 50 Pinmores and guess I have basted something else that I can't remember as I sure don't have 50 pieces in this project!)
Carolyn http://caribbeanquilters.blogspot.com/ uses thread to baste so decided to give that a try, perhaps that will work for me too.
|Front of thread basted sandwich|
I made a new sandwich and used thread basting - will practice some FMQ tomorrow to test this method of basting!
|Thread basted back.|