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Thread: Quilt Basting a la Sharon Schamber

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    Does anyone baste a quilt using the Sharon Schamber method? I bought the boards at Home Depot and the milliners needles too. Just wondering who uses this method and what you think.
    http://www.sharonschambernetwork.com...r-Quilt.aspxne

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    link didnt work !!!

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    Oh the wonders of computers! Please try www.sharonschambernetwork.com

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    I used it with the last quilt I did. I loved the method. The only problem was that I didn't have a large enough table on hand so I ended up not using the boards that time. She did refresh my memory re using that herringbone stitch to baste it. I'm going to use her method from now on!

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    That's the way I do it. Love it. It's easy and I can sit down.

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    I think I will give it a go tonight. I have a lap quilt ready to be basted. The method looks easy. I really don't like all those safety pins to put in, then taken out!

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    I used to hand baste by taping to the hardwood floor in my sewing room. It was OK, but hard on these old bones!! :-) Then I got my quilting frame setup, so that solved that problem. I have seen Sharon's method done, and it seems to work great for most people who try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charmpacksplus
    Rats! I have Win 7 - 64 bit and Flash Player is not compatible...can't watch video. :cry:

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    if you baste it like she does and use wash away thread its even easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Di
    Quote Originally Posted by charmpacksplus
    Rats! I have Win 7 - 64 bit and Flash Player is not compatible...can't watch video. :cry:
    I have Win 7 - 64 bit and I didn't have a problem...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Di
    Quote Originally Posted by charmpacksplus
    Rats! I have Win 7 - 64 bit and Flash Player is not compatible...can't watch video. :cry:
    Just update your flash player, it works fine on mine and I have Windows 7 also.

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    Wow great way to baste...I'm going to raid DH's woodshop LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilter1
    Does anyone baste a quilt using the Sharon Schamber method? I bought the boards at Home Depot and the milliners needles too. Just wondering who uses this method and what you think.
    http://www.sharonschambernetwork.com...r-Quilt.aspxne
    I have basted three quilts with this method and don't know why I didn't know of it before. My daughter and grand daughter had been pin basting them on the floor for me, as I am unable to do that. Baby quilts I could do on the dr table. I love the new method and have boards in two sizes. :lol: Good luck with your basting ;o)

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    I like the idea of rolling the fabric on the boards but I am not much for hand basting. I am thinking this would work for pinning it too.

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    good morning. I am using this system of Sharon's and I love it. I have fibromyalgia plus arthritis so I can't get on the floor to baste and I find that using pins take just as much time and my fingers get very sore. So I love this way and I also get to sit while basting. sure makes it easier on this hurting body.

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    I'm anxious to give this method a try! I've been dreading the basting portion since every time I've spread my quilt top on the floor, my boxer comes and flops down on it!

    Do you use the 'finished" boards as she recommended, or do just plain old cut boards work ok?

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    I didn't finish my boards and they work fine. Hubs did sand off a feww rough spots for me.

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