You’re in the home stretch. You’ve painstakingly pieced the quilt top, making sure all the seems match and the points are all sharp. Now one last critical step before you begin quilting – sandwiching the quilt. Just one wrinkle in the backing or batting – can ruin the whole quilt. It really is true – ‘Quilting Makes the Quilt’. So it’s important that you take the time to sandwich the quilt properly.
I like to stretch the backing in place on my cutting table with binder clips,
but masking tape works well too.
It helps to let the batting relax a bit before sandwiching either by fluffing it in the dryer on the ‘no heat’ setting or unfolding it, draping it over a table and letting it lie it flat overnight.
I like to pin baste when machine quilting and hand baste if I am hand quilting. The layers seem to stay together by both methods with out slipping.
Now – I’m ready to quilt!There is always time to quilt!