Remember this project? I finished this quilt top in March and then stuck it in a drawer and forgot about it. Oops!
I used a charm pack of Max and Whiskers (by Basic Grey for Moda) to make the quilt top and followed Oh Fransson's Charm Squares Baby Quilt pattern. At the time, I couldn't order fabric for the back because Max and Whiskers yardage hadn't been released. (I think that's probably why I forgot about it!) Luckily, I was able to hunt down some Max and Whiskers Bubbles in White for the back this past week! (The collection is sold out everywhere!)
I have to admit that when it comes to basting, I'm not good at using safety pins. It seems that no matter how close I put my safety pins together, my layers end up shifting during the quilting process. So I was desperate to find an easier solution, and I did! Basting Spray is a god sent! I swear! It makes the batting extra sticky so that it sticks to the fabric without safety pins! Brilliant!
I use it by first setting up my quilt layers - Backing, Batting, Top. Then, starting top side up, I pull back half of the top and spray the batting with the basting spray. (I don't put anything down to cover my carpet. I've never had a problem with over spray and I'm not worried about it. If you have nice flooring or you're renting, I recommend laying down an old sheet to protect the floor. Just to be safe.)
Then, kneeling on top of the quilt, I rub the top back onto the batting. I make sure to smooth out any wrinkles. (The beauty with basting spray is that it's so forgiving! So it's no big deal if I make a mistake. I just pull the fabric off the batting and try again! The fabric will restick no problem.) I repeat the process with the second half.
And repeat on the back.
And done! It's ready for quilting! :D