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Thread: Standing up to spray baste!!

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    Super Member Mamagus's Avatar
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    Just spray basted a 60X60" lap quilt. I HATE crawling around on the floor for a multitude of reasons... sore knees, too clumsy, dog fur (no matter how much I sweep before I start), the dogs automatically think the new quilt is their new napping place... I could go on but you get the picture I am sure!

    Tonight I had a flash of brilliance... why not tape the backing to the wall instead of the floor!? I don't have a lot of places in this house where I can do that but I think the laundryroom will do just fine!!

    I am trying it in the morning with a tree skirt that I am dreading trying to get it layered and I'll tell you how it goes!

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    inquiring minds want to know

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    Interesting idea!!!

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    I'm with you on the sore bod. If the wall thing works let me know I'll clear off a wall and try it myself. Good idea

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    Sore knees, or I should say....no knees here - hope it works!

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    Great idea!!! I'm anxious to hear how it works!

    Sharon

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    Also, how do you keep it from getting on the floor/wall? I have to put newspapers all around the edges. That stuff isn't easy to get off the floor!!

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    Thats what I'm wondering....how will you keep the overspray contained?

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    Here's my report:

    Took me 15 minutes to baste this table runner. No pain, no dog hair, no sweating!

    Based on previous events, I think it cut the time in half and probably cut the aggravation down to 5% of what it was to do it on the floor.

    Looking forward to doing more!

    I used blue painter's tape so it won't mark the new walls!
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    The batting stuck well could be re-positioned and pulled!
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    Here's the bargello stuck to the batting. Very happy!
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    Wow, that's beautiful! Great job!

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