You do not need to know how to sew to be part of this event. In fact, most of the effort in putting a quilt together involves no sewing.
Layering is done by teams of 3 to 4 people and consists of the following steps.
- Base - start by laying down what will be the back of a quilt. Most often this is a bedsheet.
- Batting - the batting layer is the fluffy stuff that gives the quilt its "body".
- Top Layer - This is the front of the quilt that a sewing person has put together from scraps of material.
- Pinning. All of the layers are held together with safety pins spaced about 8 - 10 inches apart
- Binding - The edges of the sheet on the bottom are rolled up over the top and clipped in place to give the quilt a finished look.
After all the layering is complete, there is a step that removes all of the safety pins and secures the layers together with thread tied through the layers about every 10 inches.
The quilt is finished off with a sewing step. The binding around the edge of the quilt is sewn in place and the clips are removed