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Thread: Thread Basting My Quilt Sandwich for FMQ

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    I use this method too after watching the Sharon Schamber tute on Youtube which I'm sure was recommended by this board. I haven't covered my boards with flannel but probably will after seeingyour tute. I've just been taping the fabric down with painters tape. On smaller quilts I spray baste and haven't had any problems but on the last biggish one I basted with washable thread. OK but the thread breaks very easily so you need to be gentle and use short lengths. When FMQ I could just ignore it which I liked very much and it did just disappear on washing. So on balance I think I'll use my washable thread again.

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    I agree! The video seemed clear, but your instructions with pictures really spell it out. Thanks!

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    I have used this method for quite some time now and found I had less trouble if I wrapped the battinh on a piece of PVC just a little longer than the fabric. It sits neatly between the front and backing. Thanks for the reminder. I also dont cover my boards, so I may give this a try. :^)

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    seems like a very efficient method - will have to give it a try.. thanks for the detailed tutorial

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    can you gives us a tutorial on your method 1amquilter?

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    very good method. I will give it a try next time. Sure beats smoothing, bending, spraying, smoothing, bending, re-adjusting, bending....you get the idea!

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    I just tried this method for the first time last week. I do not have flannel on my MDF, but will be adding it. This method saves your knees AND it keeps my 3 labs from trying to lay in the middle of my quilt!

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    Thanx for the complete instructions. I often spray baste, but like you don't like to do it on larger quilts. This will be great, and after looking these pics over, I'm sure my feeble little mind can figure it out. YAY a new way to go

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    I love this method for basting. I will now cover my boards with flannel. Just a question for you. How long are your boards for the larger quilt?

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    I baste and FMQ on a regular sew machine. Basting is the key.

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