Having got my wadding for my vintage sheet quilt I set about the basting. No easy feat when you live in a tiny house with very little floor space. Still more than table space and I really didn't think I was one of those people clever enough to use a bed to baste (and not baste it to the mattress - along with a million puckers.)
Then I made my first mistake. I measure the wadding and set about cutting it. In order to get the best use of space to lay it down with my ruler to cut I shifted the orientation of it. Went off to do something else. Came back, forgot I'd changed the orientation and ended up measuring and cutting it too short. Never fear I could turn it round and sew a strip along the length. All good. It wasn't the first time I'd created a spot of Frankenwadding. It had always worked perfectly in the past. I knew I didn't have to add much as the width of the sheet was only just wider than the quilt so I didn't have room to have a lot of wadding overhang.
The edge where it all went pear shaped.
Unfortunately this time it didn't work. I ended up with a sort of frilly valance effect going on. I thought it's ok I can smooth it out as I baste. Hmmm that didn't work. What ended up happening was during all my tugging and pulling in all directions, in the hope of getting the wrinkles smoothed out, I ended up with a quilt top larger than my wadding.
So I pulled and tugged some more and basted like anything at the edge with safety pins and headed off to quilt. Oh dear bad idea. Lots of puckers and bumps. Still I've continued on quilting beyond that point and figure by the time I get to the other end I can go back and unpick where I started and maybe by then I'll have worked out how I'm getting myself out of this particular pickle...fingers crossed eh?