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Thread: Piano topper pieced -- now what?

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    Super Member Lisa_wanna_b_quilter's Avatar
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    OK everyone, I've pieced the topper for my piano as practice . That part went well. Apparently, sewing clothes translates at least a little bit to sewing straight lines for a quilt.

    The problem is I can't seem to pin the front to the batting and backing tightly enough. What am I doing wrong?

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    Try taping the backing down (blue painter's tape works well). Then lay down the batting and top and tape them. Then pin at will.

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    Try some spray baste, it works great! There are several brands. You can get it at Joann's or your LQS. Here's a link to check them out: http://www.createforless.com/search/...asting%20spray

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    :D .... are you using walking foot? ...
    Sometimes its all that is needed....
    Good luck.... :D

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    I pinned for a long time than found basting spray. I think you would like it. It seems to work better than pinning for me.

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    That's something I still struggle with too. For me, I think it's easier if I hand baste it.

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    How cute!

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    That is so cute. I think you did a fantastic job!

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    Thanks for the ideas. I guess I'll try taping first since I have tape here at the house. If that doesn't work, on to spray basting. If that doesn't work, I may be the owner of a slightly lumpy first try. Oh well. :D

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    Basting spray is SO fast and EASY - it makes putting the sandwich together a breeze. No more wrinkles on the back. Just be sure to smooth the bottom layer carefully - and I would still tape it - but not too tightly. Then spray & place the batting. DON't spray the batting - it can melt! Finally, lightly spray part of the back of the top at a time and press it down. Gradually work your way across until you have it all spray basted. You're ready to sew. The whole thing shouldn't take more than 10 minutes!

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