26 Aug

How do you baste yours?

In Issue 13 we shared our love of English Paper Piecing (EPP) with you. Now we're curious to find out what your favourite method of basting is. To get the ball rolling we have asked some of our favourite EPPers “How do you baste yours?”


The thread basters - #imathreadbaster

Katy Jones - our very own fearless editor is partial to a bit of relaxing thread basting. These blocks are basted through the papers and fabric to provide a secure shape to piece with. The basting threads are snipped when the block is finished to enable the papers to be removed.

Amy Sinibaldi of Nana Company says " It depends where I am but I thread baste in the car or out at the park." These little hexagons are perfect for fussy cuts.

The glue basters - #imagluebaster

Reene Witchard of Nellie's Niceties says "I love the speed of glue basting and the sharp edges it gives for piecing unusual shapes."

Jemima Flendt of Tied with a ribbon is a glue basting convert. Those binding clips are perfect for holding the papers in place before you glue them.

Florence Knapp of Flossie Teacakes is a confirmed glue baster. This gorgeous La Passacaglia block showcases glue basting in it's extreme form!

The mixed basters - #imamixedbaster

Fiona Calvert of Poppy Makes says "I'm a mixed baster but for curved EPP I always use thread basting rather than glue. It is slower but I think you get a smoother curve and it is more secure."

Jessie Fincham of Sew and Quilt shop fame is an avid EPP fan. Jessie's online shop specialises in pretty fabrics and products for EPP. Jessie even has her own brand of piecing papers so it should come as no surprise that she is a mixed baster.


So now it's your turn to confess. How do you baste yours? If you want to play along tag us @quiltnow #howdoyoubasteyours #quiltnow We'll be keeping an eye out for you on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can grab one of the images below if you want to share the fun with your social media friends.


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