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Sandwiching batting and backing to quilt top

Old 12-08-2014, 04:54 AM
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I was hoping that someone would share any tips they may have on how to sandwich batting and backing to their quilt top. I can't work off the floor so I use my king size bed and I have the worse time trying to get my boarders straight so they don't have waves in them when I pin it. I know there must be another way or a trick to it that I'm missing. Help please!
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:29 AM
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Go watch Sharon Schamber's quilt basting video on youtube. This is part one, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwNylePFAA Be sure and watch part 2.
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:38 AM
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I pin on top of the island in my kitchen. Probably have to have an island to do that though. It doesn't hold a whole quilt or anything, but if I shift it three times, it will work just fine. I couldn't pin on the floor either.

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Old 12-08-2014, 05:46 AM
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You need a hard, flat surface like a rectangular kitchen table (be sure to protect it with a cutting mat underneath). If that's not available to you, ask your local quilt shop if you can come in and use one of their classroom tables or maybe your church has a table you can use or a conference table at work. If the table is too low, which generally, they are, you will want to attempt to raise the height of so you don't end up with a sore back. I bought some bed lifters at BB&B and they work great.
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Old 12-08-2014, 05:53 AM
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I use my cutting table. Like Dina, I need to shift a few times to do larger quilts but it works well for me. I also use the big binder clips to hold everything in place while I'm doing my pinning or thread basting. Most times I pin because it's easier but sometimes, like with king size quilts, I'll thread baste as it's not as heavy while I'm quilting.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:07 AM
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some folks go to their library or community center to borrow their large tables.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:44 AM
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When I did large quilts, I went down and used the classroom of my LQS. It always made the day much enjoyable being surrounded with such beautiful fabrics and fun quilters.
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Old 12-08-2014, 06:48 AM
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I agree with Terri D. Trying to pin on a soft surface is only going to cause problems.
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Old 12-08-2014, 07:09 AM
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Try this from Ameile Scott - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnke...jOz6YpQRCs9y9w
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I found I do best on the kitchen table and use big binder clips found at the office supply store.

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