I HATE basting my quilts! Let me say that again. I hate basting so SO much! I hand baste with thread so it seems to take me f-o-r-e-v-e-r! I am sure it takes longer because of all my whining and crying and putting it off. I have tried to pay Kelsey to baste a quilt of mine...she wouldnt!
Some of the things I will do to put off basting are :
2. get on the computer
3. stare into space
4. pluck my eyebrows
5. hide in the bathroom
7. get on the computer
8. text my sister and make her feel sorry for me.
9. text Kelsey and make her feel sorry for me.
10. stare into space some more
11. get on the computer
12. cry some more
I have tried telling myself how glad I will be to start the quilting part and that kinda works. What finally works is that I set my timer usually 1 hour but longer if its a large quilt and I tell myself to baste for that long and then I'm done...no matter what. I have to stop when that timer goes off. Now, I want my quilt basted well so I rush to make sure that I get done before the timer goes off.
I still hate every minute of basting...but I truly love to hand-quilt so I will keep basting until I can find someone else to do it for me!