Tuesday, August 24, 2010
For lack of a better term, I do a "front basting" technique on my Lollys. I learned this technique about a year ago and I am completely won over. No more freezer paper, no more toothpicks, no more glue. And best of all, NO PINS.
Draw the sewing line on the top of the fabric. Cut out the shape about 1/8- 1/4 beyond the line. Hand or machine baste ON THE LINE to the background. As you needleturn, remove a few basting stitches.
This techinque works well for fussy cutting which is a huge advantage over back basting.