Flying the flag for basting spray!

This week I’ve been working on trying to perfect a simple cloth doll pattern…

…and a request quilt.

This quilt is a late birthday present for one of my son’s (I have three sons and two daughters) and he chose it because he wanted a big flag for rugby matches. This is 74″ x 94″. I made it from Klona cotton and bound it with the same royal blue as I used in the flag. I have quilted it in white in straight lines 1″ apart.

I pieced it by trial and error and the angles were a nightmare! They nearly drove me insane!

But at the quilting stage I used basting spray and I was really happy with it. I first tried basting spray a couple of weeks ago on a mini and I was unsure about how it would hold out on a bed sized quilt but it was fab! I’m definitely a complete convert. I shall never pin again :)

Have you tried something new this week?

25 thoughts on “Flying the flag for basting spray!

  1. AlyceB says:

    That is one awesome quilt!! I'm yet to try basting spray, but I definitely do want to. I don't mind pin basting, but I do mind how the top and back can move anyway!


  2. Amanda says:

    Looks great. Just in time for the Olympics too.
    I recently tried machine quilting, I'm a hand quilter. I have wondered about spray basting, but was afraid it would gunk up my needle somehow. But yeah, the idea of not pinning is really really appealing.


  3. Jodi B. says:

    The quilt is terrific, but I can't get over how great it looks on the couch, with the little pillows. We done. Way to conquer those angles.
    Thanks for the spray baste comment. I have only used spray baste for small projects. I will follow your lead on bigger quilts.


  4. Irene says:

    What a beautiful quilt! Congratulations for your perseverance in trial and error … what matters is that you got it.
    I have not tried yet basting spray, but I think I will, my knees will be very grateful …


  5. Nicky says:

    Great patriotic quilt – will come in useful for the Olympic Games too!

    Not tried spray basting! Too old fashioned I know – I mean I only recently moved over to pins!


  6. Deborah says:

    What a spectacular quilt! It is a beauty. I'm interested in watching your doll progress. With a girl grand baby on the way, I'm looking for a good pattern.


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