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I have never basted a quilt on my frame until a return customer asked me too. Ive quilted for years now and never has anyone said that to me. So from now on, I will. Is that what everyone else does?

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Are saying she wanted you to baste it so she could quilt it herself on a DSM? I have heard of that and there are some older threads on the subject if you create a search for it.


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APQS Millenium in

Spring Creek, NV

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I've basted quilts for hand-quilters several times over the years. Use slippery, contrasting thread for ease of removing the stitching as the customer gets to it and the longest stitch length you can manage. I charge a half-cent per square inch and it takes longer to load than to stitch. I stitch a grid that is done horizontally so I don't have to stitch verticals that require advancing as you stitch. Some do a large meander. For DSM stitching I would think a quilter could stitch their own grid for free-motion on their domestic---I've only basted for hand-quilters.


Linda Rech

Finely Finished Quilts

Millennium on Bliss rails--hand-guided

http://www.topperquilttools.com

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I don't quilt for others but I do stitch down a scant 1/4" from the edges because it makes a better binding edge and no puckers. Long ago, my long-arm quilter did not do the edge and it caused a pucker periodically.


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APQS Millenium in

Spring Creek, NV

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When I'm doing edge to edge designs I baste the both sides and across the top as close to the edge as I can, then I stitch the first pass, roll the quilt, smooth and baste each side then stitch the design. When I'm doing custom quilting I baste and/or stitch in the ditch the entire quilt before going back and placing designs where I want them. 

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Thanks! I should have written what I was saying the first time. Well, over 100 quilts and never basted the sides, but will do so now. I never did mine and had no puckers. Thanks again everyone!

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