Now that I have a long arm quilting machine, I don't have to baste my quilt before quilting it ... unless I have a small project that I want to quilt on my domestic quilting machine (can't let those skills deteriorate!). I really don't like basting my quilt with pins or hand basting the layers together (does anyone do that anymore?), so I've been looking for an alternative - and I've found one!
I discovered a recipe for homemade quilt basting spray and I'm pleased to share it with you. I found this recipe at California Quilting and found that it works very well (thanks, Janet!). It's much more economical than buying temporary spray adhesive and much easier on your fingers than pinning. Here's the recipe:
3 cups water (divided into 2 cups and 1 cup)
3 – 4 Tbsp. flour
½ tsp. salt
1 cup rubbing alcohol
Watch the video below or on my Youtube channel to see how to combine all these basic ingredients to create one fantastic quilt basting spray.
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I hope you'll try this way of basting and will let me know if you're a convert to basting your quilts using this method.