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Thread: Need help on "sandwich" alignment of front and back

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    Senior Member thebossbab's Avatar
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    I've been working on my 1st quilt for a while now and I'm almost to the point of making the sandwich. I really don't have any experience at quilting but I'm very happy to learn (I do know how to sew). I'm not afraid to try things and learn along the way. So I wanted to make a baby quilt for a friend who just had a baby. I have the front done, which is (7) 5" squares across and (9) 5" squares down with a 5" border. My back is one whole piece for the 7x9 area also with a 5" border (which I allowed extra for because that is what I've read here on this board and elsewhere). I plan to try doing stitch in the ditch. I plan to spray baste the sandwich together. My question is this...how do I align the seams of the border fabric (only seams on back side) to the front? So many thoughts have passed through my head on this but I need advice from those that have more experience than me. I hope I have explained this well. I love being on the QB and everyone is kind and friendly. Thanks for your help in advance! I'll post a picture when I'm done. :-)

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    I fold the top into quarters and pin the centers of each side. Then I do the same with the back. I lay the back out and tape it down to the table (when I have room to do so), lay the batting out, fold back a section and spray the batting. Then I smooth it over the fabric and do the same with the rest of the piece. Then I line up the top, matching the pins in the center of each side, fold it back and spray the batting. Smooth the fabric out and do the rest of the top the same way.

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    I do it the same exact way as you do katier. :)

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    I do it the same way as you do katier, also.

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    Stick a straight pin through the quilt top & see where it lands in the backing. Adjust top so that the pin lands at the same point in each corner of the backing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    Stick a straight pin through the quilt top & see where it lands in the backing. Adjust top so that the pin lands at the same point in each corner of the backing.
    ditto

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    Thanks for asking this. I'm at the same point and will be laying out everything this afternoon. I will be hand basting though.

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    Thank you katier825. I was thinking pins would come into play somewhere, just wasn't thinking about the middle. I just have to sew on the top and bottom for the back and then I'm ready to sandwich.

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