hmm the basics of quilting.1st you gota love fabrics^^.Love pricking your finger(I quilt by hand ,more relaxing for me) .You must enjoy people fighting over your quilts before you are finished with them !You must love it that your dogs can't seem to stay out from under the quilt evan as you are working on it. Most important , you must put lots of love into every quilt to share with the person you are making it for.
The basics of quilting realy is selecting fabrics you love or for that special person.Choossing the design you want (or crazy quilting where you do what ever fits together) Cutting the fabrics, sewing it together,layering the backing and batting , backing 1st, batting (the inbetween the 2 layers ) then the top you sewed together , then basting ( by hand loose long stitches to keep the three layers from shifting and causing lumps, I use a basting gun ) then the fun part ,quilting!This can be done by a certian pattern you like or you can just quilt it with crazy stitches( sewing in any dirrection or pattern at random) and then finishing by 'binding' the outside edges of the quilt ( folding and heming the ends of quilt to have a finished look and no fraying). then giving it away ! lol long answer and yes you gave me the idea to hub about it !! ty