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Old 12-09-2010, 11:55 AM
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Well ! I am down on the floor, again, making my quilt sandwich. (I am too old for this) Someone here uses a gravity system (I think it was in their garage!) where they put the backing on, (plywood! ?) then sprayed the batting down and just kept smoothing DOWN. Did the same with the quilt top and voila! It was all done standing up. Does this sound familiar to anyone or did I "DREAM" it. Can someone help me find directions, please?? Thanks! Happy Quilting !!!
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Old 12-09-2010, 11:58 AM
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I do this on my kitchen table(4'x6') and use large binder clips on the edges of the table. All measurements are made prior to spraying adhesive, but it works for me. I can't get on the floor either. Too much dust bunnies and my knees won't allow me to put my weight on them.
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http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/blog.php/blog_id/2566

Try this, it is a demonstration of sandwiching a quilt on the wall using basting spray.

I go to the church (close and DH has keys) and push a couple of adjustable tables together.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:32 PM
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I bought a big sheet of insulating foam board (very lightweight). I put this on two (lightweight) plastic sawhorses. Then lay the back (print side down facing the foam board, then I roll the batting and as I lay it on the wrong side of the backing fabric I spray and smooth the backing to the batting. Then do the pieced top the same way (spraying and rolling a small amount at a time). Has worked great for me and the sawhorses will fold away easily.

Also, the quilt nor the batting ever slips so no need to pin at all and all the spray washes out once everything is done. Love it.

Hope this helps. I totally understand as my knees are shot and I can't crawl around on them either.
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Old 12-09-2010, 12:41 PM
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I remember my aunt use to hang her backing on the outside clothesline and then the cotton batting and then the quilt top, all hung with the same clothespins. She would smooth and then roll the bottom of the sandwich on a two by four board up to the top about two thirds. She would then pin (I think) the board in place and baste, moving the board down as she went. I watched her many times but never paid too much attention to exactly how she did it as I was about 7 or 8 years old.
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Old 12-09-2010, 02:15 PM
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I pin mine up on a wall in my hallway as long as you don't care about some pin marks in the wall it works great!!
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Old 12-09-2010, 03:15 PM
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All GREAT ideas! Thanks! Anything that keeps me off the floor is good! You guys are always sew good abt finding stuff FAST !!!
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You didn't dream it! I remember seeing a video like that from a link on here not too long ago.
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Cool ideas!
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Old 12-09-2010, 06:35 PM
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I have done it on a wall and it makes a nice, tight sandwich. Better than I get on the floor or table. But, I used tape and the last one fell down! I guess the tape wasn't sticky enough?! I hadn't thought of using pins. I will give it a try.
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