too." Of course, then he replies by saying "I love you more." I chuckle quietly as I walk back upstairs to my sewing space. But, as I reach the top of the stairs, it hits me that he does love me more. It's not that I doubt my love for him. Rather, I know he loves me more because he adores me in spite of all my exhaustion-induced moods. To top it all off, when they return from the store he is carrying a pint of the most deliciously red organic strawberries I have ever seen. See? He does love me more. They were so tasty that I was halfway through eating them before I remembered to snap a picture. But you get the idea.
- lay the bottom fabric right side down and smooth it out
- placing the batting over it (I chose warm 'n' natural cotton batting). The batting sticks to fabric like velcro, so you may need help placing it in order to avoid creating wrinkles
- trim the batting if necessary so it is about 1" wider and longer than your bottom piece
- lay the quilt top right side up over the batting (again, be aware of the velcro effect)
- baste by stitching long running stitches that begin in the center and radiate outwards (other basting methods include pins, safety pins, and spray adhesive. Each of these links also includes a good tutorial on setup)
This is as far as I have made it since my family got home in the middle of basting. But finally, more than ten years after starting this project (and while I await my delivery of suede for making toddler shoes), I am actually going to learn how to hand quilt. I'll keep you posted.