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Old 11-03-2009, 09:10 AM
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I have just spent 2 hours pinning my bow tie quilt on my kitchen floor as suggested by several board members. I have not tried to quilt it yet but it does look tighter than the first time I pinned it.

While crawling around on my knees on the tile floor, I discovered a great quilting tool. Volleyball knee pads. My knees were protesting the project mightily until I thought of using the volleyball knee pads.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:30 AM
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Great idea. what will we come up with next To help with our quilting.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:30 AM
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I'm sure knee pads work great. I'd still need somone to get me up off the floor though!
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:32 AM
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Those are a 'knee saver' all right. My old knees take a beating every time I do a quilt!
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:56 AM
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My kitchen floor wouldn't be big enough for most of the quilts I have done, (various bed sizes), plus I would never get back up again!!! Our church kitchen has a huge table, as does the boardroom at work, so when I get to sandwiching, that's where I go. And sometimes I find volunteers to help...makes the time go much quicker. :D

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Old 11-03-2009, 10:02 AM
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Isn't it great what our minds
can come up with, when needed!! :D
You know what they say about
necessity, it's the "Mother of
invention"!! Good for you!!
:D :D :D :D :D
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Old 11-03-2009, 10:25 AM
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I have lower back issues, so pinning on the floor is out for me. I found directions in Harriet Hargrave' s machine quilting book for using a table for basting using clamps. Using A regular table width limits the amount of reach to the middle, which reduces the chances of back pain. I add bedrisers to the legs to raise the table so I don't have to stoop.
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I went from the floor to a folding table for a long time. now i use fusible batting or spray basting.
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:01 PM
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Hmmmm I am wondering about thickly "quilted" knee pads :wink: 8)
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Old 11-03-2009, 02:15 PM
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LOL @ Amma!! You just look for excuses to quilt.
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