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Thread: New favorite quilting tool

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    New favorite quilting tool

    I spray basted my first real quilt (queen sized) today. Based on doing baby quilts I thought this would be easy peasy if I could gang up tables big enough to get half of it on. Was I ever wrong.

    DH set up the tables due to my recent back twinge. It became apparent very quickly that two people make a huge difference in the entire process -- folding things back and moving the quilt around.. .

    So, DH is now not just my favorite husband , but also my favorite quilt tool.

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    Yah for husbands
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    Sounds like you have a 'keeper' and also know how to appreciate your DH.

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    Hooray, you better hang on to him!!!!

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    Glad you have a hubby who is helpful!!

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    That is really awesome
    Create something beautiful from scraps.

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    What a good hubby

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    does he have a brother ????????????????

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    That is so nice, and such an unexpected tool. Can I trade you my tool for your tool?

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    That was so nice of him to help!

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    Sweeeeeeeettt!
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    Congrats on having a wonderful and helpful husband! My husband likes to be involved in my quilting and I'm so grateful when he helps with sandwiching and even pin -basting, two jobs I'm not crazy about doing. I try to show my appreciation appropriately...with chocolate chip cookies! Lol.

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    Definitely a keeper!!

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    Great guy!!!!!!!

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    Nice of him to help you. He's a keeper for sure!
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    My DH has just been changing the sole plates on my walking foot. Phew... I don't want to break those little pegs. If he does it then he'll understand better why he is buying me a new one!

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    I don't have a DH, but my sister has helped when I sandwiched a quilt once... What a huge help!!

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    When I am pin basting a Quilt of Valor, using about 125 pins, my DH follows me closing the pins. He calls me the 'hooker', while he is the 'closer'. I have a large (6'x9') padded and elevated table which really helps in this process. (I used to do custom sewing for the home, including bedspreads and all window treatments, thus this big table.) He's definitely a keeper. Yesterday, we celebrated 56 years.

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    Lucky you to have quilting pal. I often layer my quilts at my guild's work day so I can be helped and help others get those layers smooth and sprayed or pinned. That is what quilting is all about, working together.

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    My DH doesn't help much in the quilting dept. but he makes up for it in the encouragement dept. by telling me how nice everything looks even though I point out my mistakes. He's also ready to go to the store when I need something new.

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    How sweet of him.

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    A big 'shout out' for hubbies that help us with quilting!

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    I too am blessed with a great guy. Prayers are anwered.
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    I'm with you all the way. I tried to do a throw by myself, big mistake. When my DH helps everything is smooth and neat. After 49 years you would have thought I would have learned that I can't do without him.
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    Hooray for husbands--it's amazing what they will do for us and also the other way around.

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