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Thread: Clips?

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    Junior Member mona202's Avatar
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    Getting ready to buy my boards for large wall board but what do you hold the
    3 layers of the quilt with when you are stand up spray basting all layers together of a king size quilt. Too thick for binder clis when 1/2" board is added and pins aren't going to hold that weight and chip clips (good ones) cost too much for as many as I would need. Wow now that is a real run-on sentence for sure!

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    Ops I meant 1/4" board

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    Quote Originally Posted by mona202
    Getting ready to buy my boards for large wall board but what do you hold the
    3 layers of the quilt with when you are stand up spray basting all layers together of a king size quilt. Too thick for binder clis when 1/2" board is added and pins aren't going to hold that weight and chip clips (good ones) cost too much for as many as I would need. Wow now that is a real run-on sentence for sure!
    what about clips from an auto parts store or a hardware store. you might be able to find some there.

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    Just guessing, but maybe they tape to backing to the wall spray and stick the batting down spray again and stick top down

    I think patsy thompson has a tutorial on her website I think its the second one

    http://www.patsythompsondesigns.com/free-video/

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    Good idea. I was going to check out the hardware store for mini lightweight C clamps but would rather have clips. I just wasn't sure if there was a standard industry item I didn't know about since I am a newbie. There are so many ideas from this board that I always start here first with any questions. Thanks for the advice and quick response!

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    Patsy Thompson has a video on this
    http://www.patsythompsondesigns.com/free-video/

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    Get a piece of wood maybe a 1" X 2" and you will only have to use a couple of clamps to hold it across the end of the quilt...I would make sure to sand it and maybe seal it with some polyurathane to make it smooth..crafty_linda_b

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    I watched that video and she says she pins it to her board wall but what type of pins will hold the weight of a king size quilt that ends up being three layers? T pins may e but won't they put lg holes in fabric? I guess if I just do it on the edges it would be hidden in the binding?

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    I can't visualize that I'm sorry. How does that work?

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    Hi! I've never heard of this before. This is interesting. I'm noticing while watching her video that she is not using any clips. She starts by putting a fair amount of pins into the area above where her quilt is hanging so she can grab them as she goes. She first pins the backing fabric to the ceiling tiles - just along the top; sprays the basting spray onto the backing fabric; adds the batting (on large quilts - she has a helper to help) sprays it, then she pins the batting at the top as she works across adhering the batting to the backing, she continues to pull pins from up above on the wall and pins as she goes. Doesn't look like she is using any sort of clips. This is really a neat idea. I'll have to try it - thanks for the new lesson.

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    It sire beats crawling around and pins!Safety pins I mean

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    I use thumbtacks to hold the backing to the wall- if you put them around the outside edge, that part is going to be cut off anyway. The basting spray will hold the batting, but sometimes for a large quilt, I'll use a few thumbtacks just on the edge of that, too. I've never had the top try to fall off- the basting spray will hold it.

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    I would think that the most important layer to be secured would be the backing. Since I always leave extra backing fabric (that I trim before doing binding) could you use a staple gun to staple the top of the backing to the board? If you didn't put the staples in too far they would be fairly easy to remove once the layer were all spray basted together.

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    Hardware stores have very large clips/clamps that are used liked spring loaded clothespins. "Spring clamps" are their name. I think they come in metal or nylon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mona202
    Getting ready to buy my boards for large wall board but what do you hold the
    3 layers of the quilt with when you are stand up spray basting all layers together of a king size quilt. Too thick for binder clis when 1/2" board is added and pins aren't going to hold that weight and chip clips (good ones) cost too much for as many as I would need. Wow now that is a real run-on sentence for sure!
    Spring clamps, the ones that look like pliers with rubber pads on the ends. They come in sizes from 2 inch minis up to 10 inch (or so) giant things that will hold huge things. I found this ad via Google and am putting the link here just for illustration; I've never done business with this company:

    http://www.pjtool.com/spring-clamps.aspx

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    good info here

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    Thanks so much!

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