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Thread: This may be CRAZY but I tried it anyway

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    Super Member pjnesler's Avatar
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    This was a recent tut:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwV8tUkhxUM

    I liked the idea, but didn't really have a place open on any of my walls to do what this gal had done. I kept the idea in my head, because it sounded so good. :!: Finally my head came up with the idea to use my shower/tub stall. I didn't take any pics. but you can all probably picture what I did. :roll: The quilt was a lap size, so I used blue painters tape and taped the backin on the back of my shower tiles, wrong size out. Sprayed it with the basting spray, and layered the batting - just as in the tut - then sprayed the batting. Layered on the quilt top.
    I had the vent fan running while I did this. Hope is doesn't get glued together.... :? After I took the quilt down, I sprayed the shower stall down with cleaner, gave it a light scrub, :oops: and took a shower! This sure was a lot quicker and easier than my normal process of taping the backing on the floor etc. Hopefully there are no down sides to doing the sandwich this way, but I'll be sure to post any ill effects if there are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pjnesler
    This was a recent tut:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwV8tUkhxUM

    I liked the idea, but didn't really have a place open on any of my walls to do what this gal had done. I kept the idea in my head, because it sounded so good. :!: Finally my head came up with the idea to use my shower/tub stall. I didn't take any pics. but you can all probably picture what I did. :roll: The quilt was a lap size, so I used blue painters tape and taped the backin on the back of my shower tiles, wrong size out. Sprayed it with the basting spray, and layered the batting - just as in the tut - then sprayed the batting. Layered on the quilt top.
    I had the vent fan running while I did this. Hope is doesn't get glued together.... :? After I took the quilt down, I sprayed the shower stall down with cleaner, gave it a light scrub, :oops: and took a shower! This sure was a lot quicker and easier than my normal process of taping the backing on the floor etc. Hopefully there are no down sides to doing the sandwich this way, but I'll be sure to post any ill effects if there are!
    You are a freaking genius!!!! Love it!!!

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    Omg! Sounds like me. I like to clean the bird cage in the shower, then the shower, then myself! When my first baby started eating real food, it was very messy, of course. I thought I was a genius to put him in a seat in the shower. I'd feed him and then just hose him down. I bragged to my mom about my innovation. She said, "Great, first time he has dinner at someones' house, he'll strip down, sit in the tub, and wait to be served. Genius, Maia!". But quilt basting in the shower IS clever.

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    I saw the same tutorial and wished I had a wall to do that on. Now, I do with your great idea!!

    Thanks!!

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    I hope your shower stall can withstand all the chemicals that stuff has in it. If it is plastic of any kind the spray baste will eventually dull it and cause it to dry and crack!

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    Good idea! Hope it's not plastic.

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    I sandwich my quilts on the garage wall- I tack the edges of the backing, then spray baste the batting and top. SO MUCH EASIER than doing it on the floor.

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    This looks so much easier than useing all those safty pins. Thanks for the post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    I hope your shower stall can withstand all the chemicals that stuff has in it. If it is plastic of any kind the spray baste will eventually dull it and cause it to dry and crack!
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    This was one of my concerns too, I have Ceramic tile, and the basting spray washes away with water. But you're right, you never know. I don't like my shower tiles anyway, I can't imagine why anyone would put in gray/olive green shower tiles, but that's what I got when I bought the place - If there are problems, I'll get that beautiful sea green/blue glass tile to replace it :!: ( Then I'll be sure to post pics :-) ) My former house had olive green tiles in one bath, and pink in the other. I loved them! wonder what the new owners have done with them - - they trashed $100's of perenials, hostas, lilys, ferns :cry:

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharoney
    I sandwich my quilts on the garage wall- I tack the edges of the backing, then spray baste the batting and top. SO MUCH EASIER than doing it on the floor.
    I thought about the garage too, but all the walls are pretty hard to get to - the next thought was what can I do the the garage door - when I's down, and leave the Jeep in the driveway... Still working on that one ;-)

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    love this idea. me and my knees can get DOWN but it takes a crane to get us back UP from the floor. haha

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    Brilliant idea...basted quilt and clean shower recess...you clever quilter!:)

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    Love the link :-D I will have to give it some thought because I do not have wall room and My sew room is not in my house. :roll: I have a ideal but will have to get hubby to do the work :XD: If I am not careful I made be banned from this site :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Cool! I'm going to have to try to find a wall big enough!
    Thanks for posting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    I hope your shower stall can withstand all the chemicals that stuff has in it. If it is plastic of any kind the spray baste will eventually dull it and cause it to dry and crack!
    I think if she hoses down right after using it everything should be fine.:) JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherrio
    love this idea. me and my knees can get DOWN but it takes a crane to get us back UP from the floor. haha
    I know that feeling , the knees ach for weeks,even using knee pads didn't help, after puting a quilt together, crawling on the floor is for toddlers not me any more. I will try the wall hanging for my next quilt project,thanks for the idea.

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    I used to have to move my kitchen table to baste a quilt, but after getting some stuff out of my cellar I can now do it down there (rug on the floor). Sometimes I miss my big 9 room house we used to have, 4 rooms is kinda small.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptquilts
    I used to have to move my kitchen table to baste a quilt, but after getting some stuff out of my cellar I can now do it down there (rug on the floor). Sometimes I miss my big 9 room house we used to have, 4 rooms is kinda small.
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    Exactly my situation too, once all the kids moved out, and my mother was no longer able to stay with me due to Alzheimers, I sold my multi level 9 room monster ( miss it so much ) and I'm in a 4 room townhome with 1/2 the sq footage - lots less walls to decorate, and floor space to layout a quilt without rearrainging the livingroom/diningroom. :cry:

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    Thanks for posting that youtube link. This looks really easy to do, and I can't wait to try.

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    I am so happy I watched this youtube! Thank you for posting this! Luckily I have a friend with a big quilting studio so I go to her house to pin quilts on her table (but that's not always convenient). I'm a little leery of the airborne components to ANY spray adhesive, but I think I can set up a wall out in my garage that would be perfect for this. Even with my machine embroidery use of the 505 spray I try to open the back door when using it to air the place out. Anything bigger then a lap top quilt I have a longarm quilter quilt. GREAT TUT...thanks again!

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    Has anyone had any issues with the adhesive wrecking your sewing machine? My quilt teacher told me not to use spray adhesive because it gets stuck in the mechanisms of the machine. Some claim 505 won't do this. What does everyone think? I just bought a 17 oz can!

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    Crazy like a fox! Sounds like a brilliant solution to me. Contains the overspray and quick clean-up.

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    Not the season to try this but in the spring I am going to try attaching them to the back side of the house to spray baste. Like many others here we have cut our living space in half and I don't have anywhere there is a section of wall big enough to accommodate doing this. If you have an area under a porch and live in a warm climate you might be able to accomplish it in the winter and you don't have to worry about being well ventilated.

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    Have you ever tired just ironing the back to the batting, then flipping the quilt over and ironing the top to the batting? No pins no basting spray. I use to do that before i had a long arm. I would start quilting from the center out and never had any problems.

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    I am so glad I found a local LA that will layer and baste a large quilt for $20 and that includes quality cotton batting or I supply a specialty batting of my choice. She told me she made more profit from basting quilts then from quilting.
    Got fabric?

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