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    I always sandwhich on our dining room table. I have arthritis as well and it kills my wrists to be down on hands and knees on a hard floor. So, I might put it on the floor for a few minutes to match up seams on the backing and then put in a few grounding pins down the center. Then, I move it all to the large dining room table and then do it in quadrants. I've never had a ha problem and never had any puckers.

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    This is a WONDERFUL idea. I also thought of asking my friend who owns a LQS if I could come in at the end of day and pin. I thought of this while reading your post. Thanks for getting the brain juices flowing here!

    Quote Originally Posted by MZStitch
    If you have a friend to help you get it done in one day ask a local church or town hall if you can use thier tables in thier hall. I did this once before, we moved a bunch of tables together and pin basted in an afternoon.

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    I take it to the church social hall and move several tables together.

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    I use those folding cardboard mats and/or unfolded cardboard box and lay them out on my queen size bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweeterthanwine
    Does anyone out there have any suggestions on how to sandwich a quilt other than on the floor? I have arthritis and have a hard time getting down and up from the floor.
    At our church, where our quilting group meets, we have large banquet type tables (4-6 feet long), so we push a couple of them together and pin baste that way.

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    I use to do the floor thing too, but I have degenerative disc disease in my lower back and osteoarthritis in my knees.[fallen apart] so my hubby went out and bought 8 -4 ft. folding tables at k-marts.They have 4 adjustable heights and are great. In our last house we rented I could get all 8 up in the family room but in our new house I can us 6 easily in our living room. We always use our big family room for everything else.

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    I use two 2ft by 6 ft utility tables. My husband creatively thought of using PVC tubing to raise the table height and to my needs. I can hardly bend at all with my arthritis and it is hard to do much that isn't at my height.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan
    I use a folding picnic table or my joanns' table. i use binder clips to hold it on the sides and baste with spray or pins, move it and clip again, etc.
    Ditto

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    MOst quilt stores or libraries will let you use their tables if you call ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    I have a 6 x 2 ft table that I use. I cannot do the floor. it is easier for me I get it centered on the table then move left or right to pin.
    That's how I do it. I center ist on the table ,use binder clips to hold in place, pin, then shiftover and repeat the process. Works well for me and keeps me from kneeling on the floor. (bad knees)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    I have a 6 x 2 ft table that I use. I cannot do the floor. it is easier for me I get it centered on the table then move left or right to pin.
    Sometimes if you call your LQS they will let you use their tables.

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    Go to Sharon Schamber's website and take a look at how she does it. It's brilliant and no more crawling around on the floor.

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    I saw a thread on here about using your wall to sandwich your quilt....hummm does anyone remember where that is ?

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    http://www.thequiltshow.com/os/blog.php/blog_id/2566

    This site demonstrates spray basting a quilt on a wall!! Looks interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by virtualbernie
    i use this but put a table wreath underneath and use taller boards and use my bed

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    I have just moved into a very tiny seniors unit and have the problem of space. I have been thinking of doing the "quilt as you go" method to solve my problem. Anyone else do this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by peonyblue
    I have just moved into a very tiny seniors unit and have the problem of space. I have been thinking of doing the "quilt as you go" method to solve my problem. Anyone else do this?
    you could just move to west texas and live with me, my house is big enough for another person.
    donna

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    Would be lovely, donna. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by peonyblue
    Would be lovely, donna. lol
    i have thought about sellling my house and moving into one of those senior apartments but so far i just keep plugging along and not doing it. do you like it? no responsibilities but small.
    donna

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    Couple of other suggestions. If your thinking no storage room for the 4x8 foam insulation sheets you can cut almost through the middle or at each 1/3 length and make a folding joint using duct tape. This way you can store at the back of a closet, under a bed, or behind a couch or cabinet. Sam's club sells reasonable folding 6 ft tables and your local library may have a meeting room with tables they will let you use when it is not booked. Joanns usually has a classroom if this is closer than LQS.

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    Apart from being very small ( managed to squeeze most of my stuff in) it is great, also can have my little dog, and plenty of people saying hello when I take him for a walk. (he is 16yrs old)

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    I have done a couple of quilt as you go and they can be great if space is a problem. Made a "fun n done" for my niece it turned out so well. I was very pleased and she was thrilled. More cutting at the beginning but easy to put together.

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    I use my kitchen island and my husband. He's learning a lot. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    I have a 6 x 2 ft table that I use. I cannot do the floor. it is easier for me I get it centered on the table then move left or right to pin.
    my LQS uses these and they mark the 1/2 way width of the table, then fold your backing and then batting in half and line up with marks. they use clips to hold the backing in place but my tables from Target have a large lip and I have to use clamps which get in the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweeterthanwine
    Does anyone out there have any suggestions on how to sandwich a quilt other than on the floor? I have arthritis and have a hard time getting down and up from the floor.
    I put a cork board against the garage door and use that as a wall that is easy to pin into. I'v also used a table - tennis table that was well covered before I started, as I use basting spray.

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