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    Senior Member gypsylady5's Avatar
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    That's pretty much how I do it with my dining room table. I put the extra leaves in and it is plenty wide enough. Then when I finish pinning the center, I move it up and do one side then the other always pulling the backing, batting and top to make sure they are without wrinkles. Didn't think about the giant clips, but I'll get some. I think that would be nice to use as well. But I don't have problems as long as I keep pulling to make sure things are straight. See if you can get to a large table to use and get up off the floor. Don't see how you can do that and keep your back.

    Quote Originally Posted by scrappycats
    Lacking room to keep my table up that I use for pinning my quilts, I keep it under the bed in the guest bedroom. When possible I get my daughter to come over and help pin. But she is not always available and I don't have anyone else to help.

    I put the center the backing on the table and make sure it is straight by measuring the hanging part on all sides with a yardstick. Once it is straight, I clip it in place with giant binder clips. Next, I lay the batting over the backing and make sure the whole back is covered. Then I lay the top on top of everything and make sure it is all even with the backing by using the yardstick again.

    Now, I start the pinning process. I pin everything that is on the top of the table. Once that is all pinned, I release the binding clips and slid the sandwich over to the right or left and straighten and smooth it out. Then I pin that side. Then I do the same for the other side. If needed then I start on the top and then on the bottom. Though since my table is pretty long, most of my quilts do hang over at the top and bottom.

    The table I use is one of those like you see in churches or recreational buildings. I got it at Sams when I used to have booths at cat shows.

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    I sandwich my quilts on the kitchen table or if they are too large for that I do them on the carpet in the living room. If on the table I place one of those folding cardboard grid things you use to lay out clothing patterns underneath to protect table from scratches of curved safety pins. I use that also if doing it on the carpet so I don't pin the quilt to the floor. It slides around underneath without messing up the quilt.

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    I sandwich my quilts on the kitchen table or if they are too large for that I do them on the carpet in the living room. If on the table I place one of those folding cardboard grid things you use to lay out clothing patterns underneath to protect table from scratches of curved safety pins. I use that also if doing it on the carpet so I don't pin the quilt to the floor. It slides around underneath without messing up the quilt.

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    Sorry, didn't mean to send that twice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddysmom
    Quote Originally Posted by Dordee
    I am really new to quilting and like many others I read your forum daily. Don't have a lot of tools and I do watch a lot of videos. But my problem now seems to be how to sandwich my quilt without losing my mind(Which is short by the way). I have tried to use the spray adhesive. which was not pleasant could not do without a lot of wrinkles. Don't have a wall large enough to hang. so right now I am placing on the floor and crawling all over it (Wrinkled mess). I Use the tied method because I am scared to try to FMQ and not pleased with my stitch in the ditch. Any suggestions?
    I'm also a newbie and sandwiching the quilt can give me a headache just anticipating it. We live in a 35' fifth wheel, not always someplace where I can use long tables to tape the backing down. The floor isn't an option at my age (71) so I'm going to try my hand at lap quilting. I've got some scraps, some pieces of batting and some leftover backing. DH is leaving Thursday to work on tornado relief in AL (he'll be gone 3 days), so I'm going to give lap quilting a try. Will let you know if it works for me.
    i'm in a camper too and it is just not possible to pin baste in here. i was trying to do it outside on the picnic table, but... wind, heat, etc really doesn't help. now i'm doing sharon shomburgs method and it really is easier. i dont baste it, but rolling the front and back on the boards. and the batting also. does help. then you can just unroll alittle at a time and spray baste. tho your doing it backward sorta to how she does it.

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