How do you secure a quilt layer?
One of the most common basting methods is to use safety pins. All you do is place pins all over the quilt sandwich so the layers are securely in place. Pin basting can be time-consuming, but it’s a solid method for both large and small quilts.
How do you put a quilt together without binding?
Lay the top on the batting so all edges match evenly.
- Place quilt top on piece of batting.
- Place backing on top of quilt top right sides together.
- Pin layers together so they do not shift when sewing edges.
- Piece sewn around all edges.
- Leave opening to pull layers through.
- Clip corners to minimise bulk.
Do you need to Backstitch when piecing a quilt?
You do NOT have to backstitch when piecing patchwork. In fact, backstitching will often cause your machine to “eat” the edge of the fabric.
Do you bind quilt before quilting?
Binding a quilt is the final step in finishing. Before you bind, you need to somehow “quilt” your quilt. This means to attach the front and back, with batting in between. I usually machine quilt (or have someone else do it) my quilts these days.