Autumn distraction

I did get my May color blocks top basted but I have not started quilting on it yet. Here are the pictures of how I glue baste. I use Elmer’s washable glue sticks – they’re purple when they go on but dry clear and wash right out after the quilt is finished.

In the top four pics I show how I center the sandwich on my ironing surface, fold up one side of the top fabric to expose the batting then apply dots of the glue to the back side of the fabric. I cover enough of the fabric the same size as my ironing surface. I roll the fabric back down, smooth it out with my hands and then go over that area with a dry iron. I reposition the sandwich so the next area is on the ironing surface, fold up the top fabric to expose the batting and apply dots of glue to the back side. I roll that fabric down, smooth & iron. I keep repeating this until I get to the end, then pull the sandwich back over the ironing surface until the other side is on top. I repeat that same process before flipping the whole thing over and doing the same thing on the backing fabric (hopefully all that made sense!!)

After top & back are done, I give the whole thing a good pressing again on both sides. Now it’s ready to quilt 😀

Then I had a little autumn distraction when I received my order of Crumb Quilts by Emily Bailey. One of the patterns includes crumb applique leaves and it was calling to me… so of course I answered! This was so quick and satisfying ❤

I had a little fabric shopping spree this week, first I bought some fabric from 5bucksayard.com. I saw the prettiest floral fabric that I think will be the perfect backing for my Rosebuds top.

While I was online I picked up a couple of other fabrics for my stash

Then, after I finished my autumn leaves pillow cover, I had an itch for more Fall fabrics so I went to my LQS Quilting at the Beach and picked up 5 half yard cuts. I have no plan for them at this time but for some reason I just HAD to have them 😉

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That’s about all for today… have a great rest of your weekend 😀

3 thoughts on “Autumn distraction

  1. Wow! I’d never have considered using a stick of washable glue for basting! I don’t spray baste because of the fumes and mess but I do not frustrated with pin basting as I still end up with wrinkles and puckers. Thanks for taking the time to share 🙂

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    1. Hi Allison, I started using the glue sticks on small projects like table toppers and it worked so well I tried it on a bigger project. I just kept progressing along and now I use it on all my quilts. I haven’t had any issues with wrinkles or puckers 😉

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