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Background

  Often the background fabric will be a solid or a tone-on-tone fabric.  These types of fabrics allow the quilt design to stand out.   Read more

Backing

The backing is the fabric that goes on the back of the quilt – easy! This can be one large piece of fabric or it can be made from several different fabrics. Here Read more

Baltimore Album

  A Baltimore Album quilt is a type of quilt that was originally made in Baltimore in the 1800’s.  These quilts are made up of a number Read more

Bargello Quilts

Bargello quilts mimic a type of needlepoint that uses mathematical patterns to create a design. Often bright colors are used in these geometric designs. In Read more

Baste or Basting

Basting is the process of temporarily sewing or glueing fabric together. This can be done by hand (on the right) or by machine (on the left side of heart) Read more

Basting Needles

  Any size needle can be used for basting but long needles work best.  The longer shaft makes it easy to “load” long stitches on the shaft. Read more

Basting Spray

  The marvels of the 21st century!  Basting spray is now available. Warning: if you use this spray make sure the windows are open and follow Read more

Basting Stitches

  Long running stitches are basting stitches; nothing fancy here.  These stitches should go in fast and they should be able to be removed Read more
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