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Lisa_wanna_b_quilter 11-03-2009 09:10 AM

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.

Quilt4u 11-03-2009 09:30 AM

Great idea. what will we come up with next To help with our quilting.

nativetexan 11-03-2009 09:30 AM

I'm sure knee pads work great. I'd still need somone to get me up off the floor though!

Janstar 11-03-2009 09:32 AM

Those are a 'knee saver' all right. My old knees take a beating every time I do a quilt!

Pzazz 11-03-2009 09:56 AM

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


SulaBug 11-03-2009 10:02 AM

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

elizajo 11-03-2009 10:25 AM

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.

nativetexan 11-03-2009 10:35 AM

I went from the floor to a folding table for a long time. now i use fusible batting or spray basting.

amma 11-03-2009 02:01 PM

Hmmmm I am wondering about thickly "quilted" knee pads :wink: 8)

Lisa_wanna_b_quilter 11-03-2009 02:15 PM

LOL @ Amma!! You just look for excuses to quilt.

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