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Thread: Has anyone ever done "sandwitching", this way?

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    Has anyone ever done "sandwitching", this way?

    A friend says she puts the backing and the batting together first, (spraying with 505), then smooths it out and then does the quilt top in the same manner. She claims it is easier to smooth.
    Before I do this, I would like to know if this method works well and if any of you have done this?
    Thanks in advance for your input.
    Elaine
    Last edited by nannyrick.com; 09-10-2012 at 07:10 AM. Reason: mispelling of "sandwiching"
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Sorry for the mispelling of "sandwich".
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    That's the way I put all my quilts together ... until the first two layers are flat and smooth, I don't add the third.
    The 505 holds it all together so there's no need for handbasting the sandwich.
    And keeps it together as you quilt.
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    That's how I do it. I center the backing on the table (unless it's a wallhanging, it hangs over the sides of the table), then I use large binder clips to keep the backing taut. I center the batting over the backing, lift up one side of the batting, spray and smooth; then lift up the other side, spray and smooth. I then center the top over the batting, lift up one side, spray and smooth. I then unclip the binder clips, move the whole thing to on, clip, lift, spray, smooth, repeat until the whole quilt is spray basted.

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    This is how I do it too. One step at a time. Spray the backing not the batting because batting will absorb the spray. This isn't as critical on small item like a runner or crib quilt because you can get the top on pretty fast. But for a large quilt it could cause a problem. I try to only spray a section at a time no matter what side so that this isn't an issue for me.
    Judy

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    That's how I do it too, except I only spray a quarter section at a time and make sure that is flat before I spray the next section.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    I do mine this way although I spray in parts, 1/4 @ a time. Even when I pin I use the 505 to hold everything!!
    A quilt is a blanket of love. Sharon

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    That is how I used to do it.

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    I do it this way too.

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    Makes perfect sense to me
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