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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Sandwiching Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Star lover View Post
    My new favorite way to sandwich......except since I'm hand quilting I hand baste.....no pins. But boy is this a WHOLE lot easier on the back and knees! I've used this method for quilts from baby/lap to king size. Hope you find a way that works best for you.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jnke_KzeTI8
    I just finished hand basting a king using this method for the first time, and it was great! I didnt use skewers like three video showed, I just taped some capped crayola skinny markers down to mark the center of my table. And I basted with a double thread. That sucker isnt gonna bunch up anywhere on me! I would highly recommend this method. I did have to buy two 2-inch clamps at the hdw store but they were just $4 each.

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    Binding Belle

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    I learned this method on a crafty class and since it was the only way I knew I always used it. I tried spray basting once or twice but it wasn’t my cup of tea.
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    Evelyn

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    9 Patch Princess

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    Thank you all for the suggestions! I'm gonna see what I can get DH to come up with.. hopefully saving my back, knees.... sanity!

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: Sandwiching Help

    When I have a big quilt that is bigger than my table, I measure the backing from the center of the table and let it hang over the edges both sides and top and bottom. Now it is centered. Then, I put the batting on it and smooth it out and make certain that it too is centered. Then I put the top on from the center out and smooth as I go. It creates enough static electricity to keep it in place. Then, I start pinning from the center and when I have the entire table top area pinned, I start sliding the quilt in all the other directions to pin. When, I'm finished, all is smooth and it works for me.

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    I have a large cutting mat stored behind the door. I lay it on the corner of the bed and start in the center of the quilt on the corner of the bed, pin basting on the mat. Then I either shift the mat under the quilt sandwich, or move the sandwich to an area that still needs pinning. I have had very good results doing this. The only time it is a problem, is when I am nearing the end of the batting. Sometimes that is stretched funny, and the pike of the two fabrics cause a cosmos condition, no matter what I do, it tries to pucker.
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    I felt your pain until I discovered pool noodle basting. Here is a link to the Quilting Board forum about basting with pool noodles. I have used this method and works great. By joining the pool noodles with PVC or wood dowels you can baste any size quilt as long as you have tables wide enough. Hope you find something that works for you.
    https://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f...s-t297082.html

    and the first video with noodles and dowels
    http://https://www.youtube.com/watch...ature=youtu.be

    Good luck and it helps to know basting/sandwiching CAN be done without killing your body on the floor!

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    Beginning Stitcher

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    Default Re: Sandwiching Help

    I use a rectangular table (fold up) that I bought at a big box store for a picnic years ago. I clamp the backing on tight, spray baste, apply the batting, spray, apply the top, smoothing as I go. Then I move everything up and or over or both depending on the size and keep going. Seems to work all right this way. Had a knee replacement and floors are not my friend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star lover View Post
    My new favorite way to sandwich......except since I'm hand quilting I hand baste.....no pins. But boy is this a WHOLE lot easier on the back and knees! I've used this method for quilts from baby/lap to king size. Hope you find a way that works best for you.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jnke_KzeTI8
    This is how I sandwich my quilts, too. I have a folding table, so it doesn't have to stay up all the time. The legs are not straight; they curve out at the bottom. Because of this, I was able to slide PVC piping one each leg to raise the table to a (somewhat) comfortable height. I wish the pipes were longer, but they were a free gift from my sister, so I won't complain!
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