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Thread: This may be CRAZY but I tried it anyway

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    This was a recent tut:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwV8tUkhxUM

    I liked the idea, but didn't really have a place open on any of my walls to do what this gal had done. I kept the idea in my head, because it sounded so good. :!: Finally my head came up with the idea to use my shower/tub stall. I didn't take any pics. but you can all probably picture what I did. :roll: The quilt was a lap size, so I used blue painters tape and taped the backin on the back of my shower tiles, wrong size out. Sprayed it with the basting spray, and layered the batting - just as in the tut - then sprayed the batting. Layered on the quilt top.
    I had the vent fan running while I did this. Hope is doesn't get glued together.... :? After I took the quilt down, I sprayed the shower stall down with cleaner, gave it a light scrub, :oops: and took a shower! This sure was a lot quicker and easier than my normal process of taping the backing on the floor etc. Hopefully there are no down sides to doing the sandwich this way, but I'll be sure to post any ill effects if there are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjnesler
    This was a recent tut:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwV8tUkhxUM

    I liked the idea, but didn't really have a place open on any of my walls to do what this gal had done. I kept the idea in my head, because it sounded so good. :!: Finally my head came up with the idea to use my shower/tub stall. I didn't take any pics. but you can all probably picture what I did. :roll: The quilt was a lap size, so I used blue painters tape and taped the backin on the back of my shower tiles, wrong size out. Sprayed it with the basting spray, and layered the batting - just as in the tut - then sprayed the batting. Layered on the quilt top.
    I had the vent fan running while I did this. Hope is doesn't get glued together.... :? After I took the quilt down, I sprayed the shower stall down with cleaner, gave it a light scrub, :oops: and took a shower! This sure was a lot quicker and easier than my normal process of taping the backing on the floor etc. Hopefully there are no down sides to doing the sandwich this way, but I'll be sure to post any ill effects if there are!
    You are a freaking genius!!!! Love it!!!

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    Omg! Sounds like me. I like to clean the bird cage in the shower, then the shower, then myself! When my first baby started eating real food, it was very messy, of course. I thought I was a genius to put him in a seat in the shower. I'd feed him and then just hose him down. I bragged to my mom about my innovation. She said, "Great, first time he has dinner at someones' house, he'll strip down, sit in the tub, and wait to be served. Genius, Maia!". But quilt basting in the shower IS clever.

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    I saw the same tutorial and wished I had a wall to do that on. Now, I do with your great idea!!

    Thanks!!

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    I hope your shower stall can withstand all the chemicals that stuff has in it. If it is plastic of any kind the spray baste will eventually dull it and cause it to dry and crack!

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    Good idea! Hope it's not plastic.

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    I sandwich my quilts on the garage wall- I tack the edges of the backing, then spray baste the batting and top. SO MUCH EASIER than doing it on the floor.

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    This looks so much easier than useing all those safty pins. Thanks for the post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    I hope your shower stall can withstand all the chemicals that stuff has in it. If it is plastic of any kind the spray baste will eventually dull it and cause it to dry and crack!
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    This was one of my concerns too, I have Ceramic tile, and the basting spray washes away with water. But you're right, you never know. I don't like my shower tiles anyway, I can't imagine why anyone would put in gray/olive green shower tiles, but that's what I got when I bought the place - If there are problems, I'll get that beautiful sea green/blue glass tile to replace it :!: ( Then I'll be sure to post pics :-) ) My former house had olive green tiles in one bath, and pink in the other. I loved them! wonder what the new owners have done with them - - they trashed $100's of perenials, hostas, lilys, ferns :cry:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharoney
    I sandwich my quilts on the garage wall- I tack the edges of the backing, then spray baste the batting and top. SO MUCH EASIER than doing it on the floor.
    I thought about the garage too, but all the walls are pretty hard to get to - the next thought was what can I do the the garage door - when I's down, and leave the Jeep in the driveway... Still working on that one ;-)

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