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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: I need to now sandwich my quilt but I cannot get down on the floor.

    I am lucky that I can go to the church to lay mine out on a few tables put together. I can't lay the larger quilts on my floor because my kitties think that I have laid them out a bed just for themselves! So, if you can't get to a place to use a few tables, Rebecca's idea to purchase 2 tables that you can put out of the way when not needed is a great idea. I tried once to lay mine on the bed - too soft for me too.

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    Default Re: I need to now sandwich my quilt but I cannot get down on the floor.

    I lay mine on our queen size bed, but I am a spray baster not a pinner. The tile floor is just tooooooo hard on these old knees.
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    Default Re: I need to now sandwich my quilt but I cannot get down on the floor.

    I'm like Cheryl - I can't get down on the floor to work. I actually have a large dining room table that I can lay things out on. But, lacking that I'd work on my bed - you just need to go easy so you don't pin the blankets on the backing, but it can be done.

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    Default Re: I need to now sandwich my quilt but I cannot get down on the floor.

    I'm a bit type A about things so I tape my backing down to the top of a couple of folding buffet tables. I then layer my batting and top to the backing and pin from the center out. This saves my back as well as assuring that I don't get any gathers, fold, wrinkles , or puckers while pinning.
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    Default Re: I need to now sandwich my quilt but I cannot get down on the floor.

    we have tile all down stairs in our house.. so I lay it out on the tile.. but I love what rebeccas-sewing did.. the 2 folding tables with risers. That is an excellent idea.. i have back problems too so anything to not have to stay in a bent over position for too long is fantastic!!

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    Default Re: I need to now sandwich my quilt but I cannot get down on the floor.

    Yes, crawling around of the floor certainly is a challenge! So, I tried the temporary spray glue method on the quilt that I am doing now. I taped to a wall with RS facing the wall, sprayed the fabric...put on the batting and smoothed it out really well..sprayed the batting...applied quilt top, RS out. It was amazing! I don't think I will ever pin again. This was a double size quilt so it as fairly easy to manage, but anything bigger might require a helping hand, or using the floor. The glue is kinda stinky, but a fan helps. I am quilting it now, and it has held together amazingly. The glue washes out with the first washing.
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    Default Re: I need to now sandwich my quilt but I cannot get down on the floor.

    I use basting spray instead of pins (except around the edge). I layer it on my bed. It works every time.
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    Default Re: I need to now sandwich my quilt but I cannot get down on the floor.

    I have used a bed to pin my quilts. I am not sure which is worse getting down on the floor, or being bent over pinning on a bed. LOL When I pin on the bed I take my cutting mat and slide it under the quilt so I am not pinning into the bedding. You can slide the cutting mat around and it does not mess up the quilt. It works if you are not into spray basting
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    Default Re: I need to now sandwich my quilt but I cannot get down on the floor.

    I agree with everyone but i use clamps to put around my table.I start with one side (top),clamp,pull tight clamp( bottom),do this all around if possable.I'm going to be sandwiching another quilt shortly.Connie C

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    Default Re: I need to now sandwich my quilt but I cannot get down on the floor.

    I started using the Sharon Schamber basting method (with pins instead of thread basting but I might thread baste in the future). You can do it on a table top and you don't have to tape anything.





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