Saturday, August 27, 2011

Kits + food = Cuddle Quilt productivity

We had a productive Cuddle Quilt workshop today. With pre-cut fabric squares, block kits, a buffet of bakery goods, fruit and coffee, and 2 cans of basting spray, a small group of Choo Choo Quilters made [lots of] hay while the 90-degree sun was shining. Seven guild members took home a total of 27 quilts that were basted (or close to it) and ready for quilting.
Tops ready for basting, backing fabrics piled high and pre-cut squares.
Here are block packets and quilt layouts from a group exercise we did at the "Value in Color" guild program.
Quilt kits with layouts for assembly.
A smorgasbord of fruit, baked goods, juice and coffee were on hand to keep us sustained. (Yummy!)

We teamed up in pairs to baste the quilts. Working from both sides of the table was very effective.
And, we had two cans of basting spray and got 20+ cuddle quilts basted. Talk about a production line... the spray makes that process go really fast!

I had not tried the basting spray until today. I'm in the process of quilting one of the cuddle quilts that was spray basted.  I'll post a review when complete. Has anyone else used basting spray? What do you think about it? Leave a comment.
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