Several days ago I was so happy to have 3 tops ready for quilting.....now I am not so sure. Last night I finally finished marking and basting my Zig-Zag top. I have yet to start on the other 2 tops. Things I have learned so far:
*I like pin basting better then spray basting on large projects.
*Safety pins stick through carpet really good. My kitchen floor isn't big enough to move the table and other things around to tape the backing to the floor. I have to pin the backing to the carpet and then when it comes to putting in the safety pins I have to redue many of them to get the layers off the carpet. I may need to try the table method I have seen done online.
* I need more curved safety pins. When I saw the box of basting pins on Chasing Cottons blog I thought the amount was a bit much, I know better now. I need to buy more, many more.
* I like using the cotton for hand quilting, but I need to make sure I have needles with big enough eyes to get the cotton through. I used the cotton to tie my mother-in-laws quilt and really liked it better then yarn, so I will be investing in more colors so I have a variety on hand.