Crawling all over a quilt on the floor to pin baste the layers together is getting very old, and also hard on the knees. Since I have had my old quilting frame still sitting in a box in the garage, I decided it would be a good thing to set it up in the new studio, even if I only used it for quilt basting.
and then turn it right side up, to finish the assembly.
Once the quilt was on the frame, pin basting went quickly, which was great, because I didn't have much time to get it done!
In case you noticed the machine in the frame, and were wondering why I didn't just machine baste the layers, well, there are really two reasons for that. The first reason, is that my old Bernina isn't meant for use in a table, and I was just going to give it a shot, which I did, but quickly gave up, when I decided I didn't have any more time to spend. I do have a newer Bernina at home, that has a start / stop button, and I'm planning to try it out in the frame next time. The other reason was that I didn't happen to have any water soluble thread, which I was hoping to use, so that I could just run a few rows of quilting, and end up with a basted quilt, which I could just quilt and then wash the basting out, instead of needing to stop, clip, and remove the basting as I quilted. Well, it's something new to try on another quilt.