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Thread: How do you lay out quilts?

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    Super Member almostfree's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by cherylynne
    I use our pool table. My husband has it covered with a board so the felt is protected. Haven't played much pool lately, though because the board is heavy.
    Ditto...I use my mom's pool table for bigger ones. It's perfect and mom loves seeing what I'm doing. Besides, she lives right next door!

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    I use the wall in the hallway I do not care if there are pin marks!
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    I have six, 6 ft. tables that I push together to prepare my quilts for quilting. I always leave two of the tables up in my sewing room and store the other four in a closet until I need them. I purchased them for $36 each at Target when they were on sale. They are awesome for quilting and for using as buffet tables during the holidays when the entire family comes together. :)

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    Another idea that my cousin used is to buy a piece of plywood (I think she used 1/8 inch) paint it the color of her wall and lean it up against the wall at an angle so it stands by itself. She than uses painters tape to hold the layers on as she sandwichs. She lives in an apartment so this works for her, she can move it with her and no pin holes in the wall.

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    I bought a cutting table at Joannes when it was 50 plus percent off. I love, love it, it folds nicely. I should have bought two of them. It would be perfect. I paid 39.99 after coupons...its not on sale now....http://www.joann.com:80/joann/catalog/productdetail.jsp?pageName=search&flag=true&PRODID=xprd830869

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid
    OK, here goes, this works for me. Even though my dining room table is not always large enough, I work from the center out when pining or basting. Once the center is stabilized I pull it whatever direction I need to go to finish the sides, top and bottom. Remember to put something on the table to protect it from pins and needles.
    I do this as well. It works well for the days when my arthritis is too painful to be crawling around on the floor. I still use the floor on good days but I just use painter's tape to hold it in place on the table.

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    here is a good idea...and she put the board under her rug when not in use. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1cfZ4mqhbo

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    I use a banquet table I bought 2nd hand just for basting. I use bull clamps and painters tape to hold the edges as I center it. After I have the center pinned then I unclamp the edges and slide the quilt to one side and pin that one then the other side etc. It works well and no more bending or kneeling.

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    My DH is a pastor and the church is really really close. We go over there, push a few tables together and he helps me sandwich them. No getting on the floor. If we do a lot, the table are height adjustable and we adjust the height.

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    I have a Grace EZ quilter no baste frame. Used for handquilting. I load the quilt on that and instead of handquilting I baste it. For smaller quilts/wallhangings I put two fold out tables together (bought at Lowes and stores easy when folded in a closet) and baste with Pinmoors. Basting is the hardest and most dreaded part of making a quilt so I figured out the best way for me to get it done and over with. I found a longarmer who actually knew how to baste a quilt with her machine. She bastes most of my bigger quilts for me now. I had one LA baste some for me and she had puckers and pleats all over it and used a small basting stitch. What a mess.

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