I have had varying kinds of problems trying to get all three layers together without lumping or ripples.
I hand quilt and have limited space to lay out the layers on the office floor (hardwood).
Anyone have suggestions?
I fold in half and lay down the backer, then the batting and finally the top. I step all over the thing (in bare feet) in the process, and then feel from the center out for lumps etc. I also pin and then baste before I lift it off the floor.
Any other hints/suggestions?
Does starching first help?
Forgot to add: if you hand quilt do you use a hoop? why or why not?