Hey girls, my name is Janie and I am mom to 16month old Kathryn. I grew up with my grandma sewing clothes for all of us and I just took a beginners sewing class to get started. I finished a little sundress but the teacher was basically there every step of the way to help and oversee. Now I want to do something on my own that is not too complicated. Several years ago my grandma started a project for all of her future "great grandchildren" but wasn't able to finish because of health reasons. I found the project the other day and decided to finish them. They are little Mother Goose nursery rhyme books with really colorful designs and instructions on how to sew them together. One of the words is causing me some confusion. I says to cut the batting the same size as the page then "baste" it to the page. What does this mean exactly? Should I tack it down with a stitch that can be easily pulled out or something different? Sewing is something I really want to start but I am totally clueless on the terms, maybe I should buy a sewing for dummies book.:rolleyes: Anyway, any help will be welcome. thanks.