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Thread: what a back saver!!

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    Tonight I thought I'd try to finish up a UFO that I started back in Dec. I decided to use some ratcheted clamps I just got a few weeks ago and clamp the backing to my dining room table. I clamped each layer together and pinned it.

    Boy, what a back saver!! :-D Not only did it work, but I didn't have to get down on the floor to sandwich it!

    This is what it looks like. I got 4 of them at home depot in the tool dept. They run about $6 each.
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    Pretty good idea. I can steal some from my dads workshop, he will never miss them.LOL

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    I do the same thing with extra large binder clips from the office supply store!

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    I have used both the clamps and large binder clips. We use the large clamps at church for all our tied quilts.

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    Great tip!!! :D:D:D

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    Great ideal well have to get some of those. :D

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    Thanks for the GREAT idea!! :D I am pretty sure that my DH has some of those clamps, out in his garage!! :D HMMM........
    :D :D :D :D

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    You must have a large dining room table!! Great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Tonight I thought I'd try to finish up a UFO that I started back in Dec. I decided to use some ratcheted clamps I just got a few weeks ago and clamp the backing to my dining room table. I clamped each layer together and pinned it.

    Boy, what a back saver!! :-D Not only did it work, but I didn't have to get down on the floor to sandwich it!

    This is what it looks like. I got 4 of them at home depot in the tool dept. They run about $6 each.
    I've used those for years. They are life-savers. If I had to do it on the floor, I'd still be there because I wouldn't be able to get up. HAHA

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    You must have a large dining room table!! Great idea!
    I was just thinking the same thing, guess that wouldn't work on my round dining table lol.

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    Hey, thanks for the great tip! I look forward to trying it

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    Great tip ... can't borrow hubby's as he would notice they were missing ... but he is such a good man he'd buy me my own set :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftiladi
    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    You must have a large dining room table!! Great idea!
    I was just thinking the same thing, guess that wouldn't work on my round dining table lol.
    I also have a round table, but can put a couple leaves to make it oval. I use the clips. I center the quilt sandwich, clip it down, pin the center, then move the sandwich in what ever direction I need to work on next, clipping it after each move. I works fine for me. Helps that I don't have to reach so far to pin the centers also. I can set to pin. Sure saves my back and knees!

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    At Harbor Freight they have about 20 sizes of those plastic clamps. I go with hubby and buy when he does.LOL

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    Great tip. I'll be getting some of those. Thanks :thumbup:

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    You can use them on any shape table, just use more clamps.

    I clamped down the backing, sprayed it, then layered the batting and re clamped. Then sprayed again and layered the top re reclamped again and pinned. NO WRINKLES IN THE BACK!!YAY! :D :D

    I got this idea from my community quilts group. That's how we do it there.

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    Great idea. That's using your head.

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    I'm getting ready to do another one too.

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    I don't have a large enought workspace at home so I go the our church and use 2 tables put together in the fellowship hall. Works great.

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    When I started layering the batting and backing on my California King I used these. The clamps were old and broke before I was finished. I turned to my stationery drawer and took the big clips you use to hold many sheets of paper together. I also used paper tape (painters tape). All 3 things worked.

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    great idea, thanks for sharing!

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