|The picture I took at the Huntington Gardens in Pasadena, CA.|
I love to do big quilts but maneuvering the large and heavy quilt under the machine can move the layers if you don’t have it pinned or basted really well and I've been using safety pins in the past.
On small quilts I can just safety pin the layer and start stitching in the middle and work out but not on this big girl so I tried a new pin basting device that I got from the Cotton Patch store when teaching at Asilomar. It's a rubber plug or stop that you put on the sharp tip of your quilting straight pins. Brilliant idea.
|The new pin basting device I tried. I think it will work better without all the fusible web.|
|My free motion basting.|