Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 40

Thread: Alternate to pinning on carpet

  1. #11

    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Becky
    Posts
    708
    Oliver was spunky little guy, Was'nt he?

  2. #12
    Super Member vicki reno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    2,137
    Boo: the new curved safety pins work great too. I sometimes use the spray and then throw in a few safety pins also if its a big quilt. The spray stuff keeps it from slipping long enough to get 'er pinned. My table isn't that big--an oval unfortunately, and the floor too kills my knees. Brings back childhood memories of being punnished on my knees, probably for sassing, but don't really emember. But I remember how my knees hurt! :lol:
    Like you said, if you use a table, start in the middle of the quilt and go from htere, when you are ready to do the sides, use the chairs to keep the rest of it off the floor.
    Good luck

  3. #13

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1
    I pin on my dining room table and I put my rotary cutting mat underneath to protect my table. If your table is not big enough you can buy two folding rectangle tables and put them side by side - that might set you back about $150-$200.

    You can also purchase knee pads to make kneeling A LOT more comfortable - or get that foam thing that I've seen in gardening catalogs that you can kneel on - or just get a piece of foam from JoAnn's.

    I use really large safety pins - but I've seen a method advertised in some quilting catalogs that looks like it might be cool - it uses one of those "guns" and those plastic strips to baste your quilt - it reminds me of the "gun" i used when I worked in a retail clothing store as a kid - to put those plastic strips through the clothing to attach the price tag - I think www.keepsakequilting.com sells them and I was thinking about getting one - it seems a lot easier than pinning -but you would have to CUT each one off - which might be a pain.

  4. #14
    Senior Member QuiltinLee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Posts
    536
    I put a piece of plywood on top of my dining room table (which already has a table cloth on it) and use many, many binder clips to secure the quilt to the plywood. That way I don't damage the table and if I don't get my quilt completely pinned before mealtime, I can just move it without fear that the quilt will shift.

    If I'm making a really large quilt, I divide it into quarters and pin a quarter at a time starting at the center of the quilt and work my way out.

  5. #15
    Super Member mimisharon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Jacksonville, North Carolina
    Posts
    6,014
    I can't do the kneeling anymore either, I have carpets, but have to use the table. It works except I have to clear it away to cook and all. Want that travel trailer to build out like Norah's, oh, I want it badly. I'm watching the sales, maybe someday...

    Sharon

  6. #16

    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Tarpon Springs, fla
    Posts
    53
    Hi I use the dinning table now and bast spray, I diid not think about binder grips thoough, what a great idea. I live alone and my dinning table si now permentaly a cutting table. I just throw a big table cloth over it when I am having company and away we go! QN/Daphne

  7. #17

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1
    I too use a table outside on my porch that is attached to my trailer. I'm lucky I live in Tucson AZ. so the weather permits to do this all year round. I use a folding table one of those long ones. Question where did you find your cat applique. Can you point to a place I might find them for free. (SS) is not much these days. Lois C

  8. #18

    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1
    Ruth your dog picture is precious. I just had to let you know that.

    I like the spray also to lay my quilts and batting out. So much easier to pin them.

    Kathy B

  9. #19
    Super Member lass's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    1,003
    :D I go to my local library. Their tables are very large or even a local school might allow you to use their library or cafeteria tables as long as you didn't mind talking to kids who came in. Could be a good way to spread the word.

  10. #20
    Senior Member mary705's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Pinellas Park, FL
    Posts
    620
    I was lucky enough to pick up a table with 2 drop down sides for $20 from someone who gave me loads of fabric and batting (queen size, still in packages, 13 total). It is about the height of a kitchen counter, so works better than my table since it is higher. Larger quilts will hang over the sides and ends, but I also use the big binder clips and they work well. I also start from the center and work my way out. The table is on casters, so very easy to move out of the way if needed.

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.