Step 5 - "Basting"
Materials needed for step 5:
First Measure the length of your quilt top to determine the length of fabric you need to cut for your backing. Cut your backing 2" longer than your quilt top. You do not need to measure the wide of the quilt top as the width of the fabric is the perfect size for this quilt. Iron out any wrinkes that are in your backing.
Once you cut your back fabric you should have some left over fabric to use for your binding. Cut 4 2 1/2 X WOF (width of fabric) strips and set aside.. (note you will see that my backing and binding are not the same just pretend they are :))
For this quilt we only need a crib size package of batting. This is my favorite batting to use!
Measure and cut the batting to be the same size as your backing piece.
Lay out your back piece face down on the floor and tape all four courners. Make sure there are no wrinkles and that it is pulled tight.
Then lay your batting on top of your backing and tape corners, again making sure there are no wrinkles.
Then lay your quilt top face up.
Then using your safety pins start pinning! I like to start in the corners and go around the boarders and then move my way in to the middle.
If you have any questions please comment :)
Stay tunned for the next step "quilting"