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Quilting Word of the Week

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Over at One Book Two Book, my co-blogger, Marcie, posts a word of the week and a quote of the week.  Since quilting terms sometimes aren't understood by everyone, I thought I'd begin this practice at Quilting and Patchwork.

Basting stitch – this is a long running stitch often used to hold backing, filling and top of the quilt in place so quilters can quilt it by machine or by hand.  Often they use contrasting thread for the basting so it's easier to see and remove after the quilting is done.

Basting also is used in dressmaking and other types of sewing to hold fabric in place until it can be stitched permanently.

Do you have any other uses for basting (in sewing that is).

(c)2008 Mary Emma Allen