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Old 09-23-2012, 01:40 PM
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Spent 6 hours today basting batting and back to quilt top...STILL I found folds in the back. Problem here is space. I cannot take over the floor with back taped up to baste because of the animals. What do some of you do to keep your back from folding/wrinkling if you can't use a large space? Sew darn frustrating!
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:59 PM
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Some use the their church's spaces to baste , when its not a time for services or meetings. I have seen some use tables at the library . Many LQS allow people to baste in classroom space when not in use. Maybe even your JoAnns has a classroom that you could use.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:02 PM
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I cover my bed and put the layers together with spray glue--about a third section at a time. No folds.
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Old 09-23-2012, 02:03 PM
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Ah yes, spray glue. Not in my budget lately, but that is a great idea!
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I use Sharon Schambers method. She has videos on youtube. It takes up a whole lot less space plus you get to sit in a chair and work at a table. Now, instead of doing her hand stitching I use spray baste for the center and just do the hand basting along the borders. Comes out perfectly smooth every time.
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I use Sharon Schambers' method, too, except I only use pins. It does take up space but not like using the floor. I put a card table next to my dining room table for large lap quilts - the quilts are large, not the laps. I've never had a wrinkle and it's so much faster and easier than packing everything to go to the church.
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even a LQS may let you use their classroom for basting.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:12 PM
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I have a glass topped dining table, use clamps from home depot. I pin with safety pins and move , clamp and keep going until it is all pinned. Good luck.
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Do you have a wall you could use? I've read of others who have basted this way, but I think it was spray basting.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:50 PM
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I got to the library
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