September 27, 2015
Enjoy the rest of the Back to School Blog Hop:Take a look at this amazing schedule:Sept 1: Peta Minerof-Bartos of PetaQuilts – So, Does that Diagonal Method for a Pieced Backing Really WorkSept 2: Cheryl Sleboda of Muppin.com – The Quilter’s Knot
January 19, 2018
I started glue basting about a year ago when I saw your Mother’s tutorial. I was amazed and went right at it with my next project. I was clumsy at first but once I got a fine tip I became better at it, especially if I made tiny dots instead of a line. This was easier for me and the results are the same. Plus, in those instances when I need a seam pressed open, using dots rather than a line makes it much easier for me to open the seam afterward.
I’ve shared this glue basting technique and with others and they love it as much as I do.
December 16, 2017
I use glue when teaching my grandson to sew patchwork … He hated getting stuck with the pins and wanted to quit… by gluing the seams as shown he is now enjoying the sewing and is finishing his first quilt.
February 18, 2016
This is the most awesome way to baste difficult projects. I was trying to attach baby rick rack to a scalloped collar and was so disappointed in my hand sewing I almost gave up but found your post and completed the project. I have been sewing for over 40 years and this is one the very best tips I have learned. Thank you for your blog. I don’t quilt but I watched your video on nesting and spinning because it was so very interesting. Maybe I will find the use of the principle in my sewing.
October 05, 2015
Great tip and sure will try it with the little applique pieces.Many thanks!
September 29, 2015
Very nice tutorial. Well written,
September 28, 2015
I was taught the above methods and they work well, but have found if you need to make larger numbers of HST’s, the 2 at a time/4 at a time methods are very, very slow. And somewhat prone to accumulated error in construction. The BEST way to make HST’s is with Brenda Henning’s Triangulations CD, which lets you print on your home printer sheets of HST patterns, which you sew up in multiples at a time, very speedy and dead accurate, I think Quilt Pro has a similar program, but you can download a sheet from the Triangulations to try this out. Extra HST’s you make can go into your “Parts Department” for spontaneous projects you design on the wall, or for little projects. Sheet is here to try: https://www.bearpawproductions.com/userfiles/file/Half%20Square%20Sample%20Grid.pdf
And there is a Youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z6o7Bh7MYg
I am not trying to sell anything but I have this product and it changed my sewing life!!
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