This photo shows a quilt top made by Jacqueline inspired by Maya Angelou’s inspirational verse “And Still I Rise”. Jacqueline plans to quilt it on her domestic machine. So why do I have it, you ask? Well, to make it easier for her to quilt it on her domestic, I basted it with the longarm. Basting it this way ensures it is square and flat and unlikely to pucker when she quilts it on her domestic machine. It makes it much easier to handle a quilt when quilting either by domestic or by hand.
And here you see it basted with long stitches in red thread. Because the stitches are about 3/4 of an inch long (2 cm), they will be very easy to pull out as Jacqueline is quilting this top on her domestic machine.