How to choose your basting method | English Paper Piecing

English paper piecing (EPP) is a very old quilting method that is still used today to create traditionally styled sewing projects as well as modern makes. The technique involves wrapping fabric around shaped pieces of paper or card and then hand stitching the fabric together.

One of the early stages of an EPP project, after you’ve chosen your design and fabrics, is to secure (or baste) the fabric around the shaped card pieces. Once this is done, you are ready to start sewing your project. But which is the best basting method to choose; traditional thread or more modern glue? Let the great baste debate begin…

Head over to the Polka Dot Chair blog to read the full article.


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