Have you ever heard of doing this? Having watched it being done, it makes perfect sense, but the initial idea seemed very strange.
The edge of the spoon helps to raise the needle up when you are doing basting.
Caro reports that she always does this for basting quilts.
This is Caro's lovely "re-created" antique quilt. The triangle blocks are apparently about 1870-1890. She added the muslin triangles to make each block and setting triangles. It is lovely. She has already started hand quilting it.
We have managed to take over the family room for a little sewing center. It works very well.