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Thread: Safety Pin Basting Tip

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    Senior Member quiltswithdogs's Avatar
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    Oh, my gosh, machine-sewing the label onto the hanging sleeve first is such a great idea. You are just a fountain of helpful tips, thanks!

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    Well duh....I never thought about scraps behind the label!!!! Thats a great idea! :D

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    What a great idea. I never would have thought of that. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    i like to tape down my quilt back making it really smooth. i use gaffers tape but painters tape works just as well.

    i tape down all the corners and the center of each side. if the quilt is super big i would even tape in more locations.

    then i lay down the batting and smooth it out (like a nut) and tape it to the quilt back, then i put down the top and smooth it out (like a nut) and tape it to the batting.

    then i slide the marble under the backing. it pops up the sandwich just a tiny bit so that you can put the pin thru with ease.


    This describes exactly how I sandwich my quilts - without the marble. What kind of nut are you talking about? I'm a nut, does that count? Although I hate the sandwiching part, I'm now looking forward to the next time so I can try the marble. Think I'll look for a cob.

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    The "like a nut" I don't understand.

    What do you mean???

    I understand smooth - - -wrinkle free - pressed/ironed before layering, etc.



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    LOL

    i'm OCD so "like a nut" means i have to smooth out imaginary wrinkles for a really long time.

    i don't have a fixed number that some OCD people fixate on but i do have to go by a feeling. i can't stop until i reach this feeling of satisfaction.

    DH actually laughs at me when i'm doing this - its a bit obsessive.

    have you ever seen the TV show Monk? well thats me without the crime solving.

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    Sounds like a great idea!

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    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    LOL

    i'm OCD so "like a nut" means i have to smooth out imaginary wrinkles for a really long time.

    i don't have a fixed number that some OCD people fixate on but i do have to go by a feeling. i can't stop until i reach this feeling of satisfaction.

    DH actually laughs at me when i'm doing this - its a bit obsessive.

    have you ever seen the TV show Monk? well thats me without the crime solving.
    I say whatever works for you :wink: :lol:

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    What a wonderful idea. Plus I did not know you needed to tape down all three layers. I have only been taping down the backing. I will remember to tape all three layers on my next quilt.

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