So you have your quilt top finished. You have your quilt back ready. (See here if you missed it!) It’s time to grab some batting and make a quilt sandwich!
(I’m going to refer you to Elizabeth’s post on making a quilt sandwich to see pictures of this. (and even download a file to show the steps!) Why? Because Chris has a long arm machine, so her process and your process are a bit different and therefore the pictures wouldn’t match.)
Tape your backing piece right-side down onto a hard floor somewhere. I use blue painter’s tape. Be sure to get the wrinkles out but try not to stretch it out of shape. Then lay the batting down on top of the quilt back and smooth out any wrinkles.
At this point, don’t lose track of where your actual quilt back edges are. Now add the quilt top, right side up. Smooth out the wrinkles and use your favorite basting method. I use curved safety pins but I’ve also used the tagging gun method. I haven’t tried spray basting yet, but I think this would be a good time to try it since it’s a pretty small quilt.
Once again – you can SEE this all on Elizabeth’s blog, here!
Once basted, it’s time to quilt! We’ll talk about that next!!!
(PS. You don’t have to have a machine like Chris to quilt! Don’t be scared!)