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Thread: Sandwiching

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    Smile Sandwiching

    When I am sandwiching my quilt, do I start in the center?

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    Bottom goes on table wrong side up and tapped tautly.
    Batting on top smoothed gently with finger tips.
    Top on top right side up. Pin or tack from the centre.
    I also smooth out from centre when glueing.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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    This is my least favorite thing to do in quilting. I just recently started sandwiching a quilt 105 X 105, what a pain. In desperation I hung it on a wall and let gravity help, if the weather was better a clothsline would work. The layers are almost even at one end. That's where I start basting and work all the way to the other end. The backing and the batting are three or more inches larger than the top (safety zone). Then when I start quilting I work from the center. There are a lot of different ways to do this but this works for me. I envy the long armers more for their frames, that eliminate this step, then for their machines.

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    Emma -- many long armers will baste a quilt for you. I hate this part of quilting also even with baby or lap sized quilts.

    Linda in MO

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    There are so many different ways to sandwich a quilt, it's hard to answer your question. Depends on whether you are spray basting, thread basting or pin basting; depends on whether you are working on a table smaller than your quilt, whether you are basting in a frame, whether you are using Sharon Schamber's board method.

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    Linda, thanks for the info. I wonder how much they would charge.

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    I use Sharon Schamber's board method.

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    I agree that Sharon Schamber's method looks like it would work really well but a 105 inch board would be hard to handle, let alone two.

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    I just used Sharon Shamber's method for a queen sized quilt. The boards were tough to handle, so I had my husband help me. It turned out fine, but it would have been difficult without help.

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    I keep thinking there has to be an inexpensive fix to the sandwiching problem. Like a box with gooves for the rollers but havn't come up with anything. Anybody have any ideas?

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