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Hand Quilting Over a Quilt Sandwich that is Hand Basted

by Jeannie P.
(Farmerville, LA)

I have never sewn before.


Due to retirement and quarantine, I started learning how to quilt.

I love it.

I want to quilt without a hoop or frame. Hand basting was suggested.

Question. When I hand quilt, do I quilt right over the basting?

If I do, won't it be difficult to remove basting stitches after it's been quilted over?

I know this must be a simple question, but no one addresses the issue on YouTube or any forum I have stumbled over.

Any answers will be greatly appreciated.

Thx!

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Jan 26, 2021
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by: Rebecca

That is awesome, Jeannie!

Sometimes starting something new is the hardest thing to do.

I'm so glad it worked out well for you. :)

Jan 25, 2021
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by: Jeannie P.

Rebecca, thank you. I did a practice "quilt" with the basting and it worked well. I don't know what I was thinking, but it was easier than I imagined.

Jan 22, 2021
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Thx!
by: AnonymousJeannie P.

I I really appreciate your help. Thank you.

Jan 22, 2021
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Quilting and Basting
by: Rebecca

When I had quilt, I do quilt over the basting stitches.

I'm really careful when I', removing those particular basting stitches that I quilted over. Tray not to tug too hard. If needed cut around them, so as to avoid pulling long treads from under your quilt stitches.

I can't wait to see your creation!

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