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Need an ingenious idea to sandwich a quilt

Old 05-14-2018, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
This is one of the reasons I got a longarm! Actually, many long arm quilters do offer a sandwiching service. They use a really long basting stitch. My machine came with one built in specifically for this purpose.
Other than that Sharon Shamber's board basting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwNylePFAA
and patsy Thompson's wall basting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UoUzK19Vww
That is how I baste a quilt. It doesn't take very long and it uses up odds and ends of thread and bobbins too.
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Old 05-14-2018, 05:25 PM
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Nanny's dollface, here is the link to the frame with instructions. Hope it works as well for you as it does for me.

http://www.quilting-tidbits.com/quilt-frames.html
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Old 05-14-2018, 05:38 PM
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We got me a long folding table for our deck & I do a big quilt by folding each part of the sandwich in half the long way & spray basting it. Something helpful is rolling each part on a pool noodle & roll it & smooth as you unroll it. They have bed lifters that will pick the table up for an easier height too! Let the sandwich dry for a couple of days or at least over night & start quilting! :-) I can't get on my knees any more, so this is my saving grace!
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Old 05-14-2018, 06:30 PM
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I think Christa Watson's method is easiest: https://christaquilts.com/2018/04/02/spray-basting-tutorial-using-a-table/<https: christaquilts.com="" 2018="" 04="" 02="" spray-basting-tutorial-using-a-table="">

If you use one of those white plastic tables (Walmart, etc), you can raise the it to the proper height with pvc pipe. Cut to length that works for you and insert each table leg into the pipe. Lowe's has precut pieces with a "finished" edge that are, I think 12" long. I forget what they are called, but are in the plumbing dept; good if you're going to use them on a finished floor.</https:>
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Old 05-14-2018, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
I glue baste with Elmer's washable school glue (replaces pin basting, not spray basting, doesn't have to cover the entire surface) on my dining room table. No clamps involved. Smooth out top wrong side up. Position cotton batting and then position backing right side up. Smooth. can work from center and out, or from one end down and then the other end. It is the easiest thing and I am about 15 quilts in and nary a ripple or sore anything. No fumes. No overspray. I drizzle it on in a sort of grid or a meander about where a pin would go. If it globs, I use my finger to smooth it out. It has always washed out of my quilts. Do one side, and flip over and do other side. Next morning it is dry and ready to quilt.
I iron it dry. First one side then the other so there is no waiting and yes it still washes out with no residue.
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:40 AM
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I glue baste with washable school glue squiggled on in a thin stream. This can be done in sections on any size surface. I put the batting down then lay the back or top over that to position. I then fold the top/back back and squiggle the glue on the batting. Since the batting is heavier than fabric there is no clamping down. There are also no wrinkles in the top/back since you are smoothing that over the glued batting with your hand. You don't need a large surface that will be the size of the whole quilt using this method.
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:44 AM
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I have layered quilts on tables in my church fellowship hall and at the library where my guild meets. Look for some open to the public" type buildings that have banquet tables. Push two tables together or maybe three if your piece is large, and you can walk around your layering process whether you pin or spray baste.

For smaller quilts, I layer my quilts on my quilt wall, I do protect the edges and the floor with wax paper or other scrap paper to protect my wall and floor from over spray.
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:45 AM
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Check you County Extension Office. Ours has a large room with lots of tables. We have quilters who come and put as many tables as they need together, sandwich their quilt, and move the tables back when they are finished. We can use any room at our Extension Office for sewing, cutting, and/or sandwiching any time the room is not reserved. We have a UFO day once a week at ours. We are fortunate that ours is very active in the County and State. Your tax dollars pay for these buildings, why not use them?
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Old 05-15-2018, 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
I glue baste with Elmer's washable school glue (replaces pin basting, not spray basting, doesn't have to cover the entire surface) on my dining room table. No clamps involved. Smooth out top wrong side up. Position cotton batting and then position backing right side up. Smooth. can work from center and out, or from one end down and then the other end. It is the easiest thing and I am about 15 quilts in and nary a ripple or sore anything. No fumes. No overspray. I drizzle it on in a sort of grid or a meander about where a pin would go. If it globs, I use my finger to smooth it out. It has always washed out of my quilts. Do one side, and flip over and do other side. Next morning it is dry and ready to quilt.
Love this - I'm going to try this today!!!! Sounds like the way to go.
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Old 05-15-2018, 03:58 AM
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By the way, those are beautiful quilts!
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