A simple box pleating may be basted through the center and the edges caught together.
When the bags have been cut out, the sides should be basted.
Hem sides of apron which you have basted, making small stitches.
The patch and the cloth should be basted together and hemmed.
An interlining of cotton wadding is basted in place before the lining is sewed on.
Mrs. Boyd basted the tear on a piece of cloth and began her work.
The joint should be basted about every ten minutes, as this helps to cook it, keeps it juicy and improves the flavor.
The needle, at the same time, catches the edge of the basted hem.
They girdled the mountains and basted the prairies with wire, until the lonely places were brought together and made sociable.
We basted the joints turn and turn about, and our own pinafores.
"sew together loosely," c.1400, from Old French bastir "build, construct, sew up (a garment), baste, make, prepare, arrange" (12c., Modern French bâtir "to build"), probably from a Germanic source, from Proto-Germanic *bastjan "join together with bast" (cf. Old High German besten; see bast).
"to soak in gravy, moisten," late 14c., of unknown origin, possibly from Old French basser "to moisten, soak," from bassin "basin" (see basin). Related: Basted; basting.
To strike violently and repeatedly: he basted the dog after it misbehaved (1530s+)