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What method do you use to sandwich your quilt?

Old 07-11-2012, 06:30 AM
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I layer the fabric and batting on a table and secure with large binder clips. I spray baste and sometimes use safty pins when needed. A couple of friends use their floor (taped and pinned), one uses her wall (she has corkboard on her wall for that purpose). Just wondering what works for you.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:37 AM
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I do the table thing as well. If it is a lap or smaller quilt I use spray basting, pins on the larger pieces. I used to do the floor but my knees just can't take that anymore!
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I use a wall, but mainly because I don't have any floor space or a table large enough to accomodate anything larger than a crib-size quilt! Anything crib-size or smaller I use a table. I tape each layer down around the edges with blue painter's tape to keep it flat and smooth, then pin with straight pins and homemade "Pinmoors". (I don't like safety pins for basting, I bought two different kinds of "quilting" safety pins and they were so thick and dull it was tough to get them through the fabric, so I gave up!)

If I had more space I'd rather use the floor or a table for everything. The wall causes a the top part to be tighter and the bottom to be kind of baggy and I have to be careful when pinning to smooth it out - I end up un-pinning and re-pinning a lot because I'll get ripples. Sigh!
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:49 AM
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I used to use Schamber's method before I acquired a longarm machine.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:54 AM
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DD pins it for me I can't get down on the floor anymore.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:57 AM
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I do mine on my cutting table. I pin baste a section at a time. There is no way I could get down on the floor and do it. It would take a crane and probably a military unit to get me back up! Knees and hips aren't what they used to be!
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I pin section by section. I end up using the table unless my DD is here to help me use the floor. It isn't perfect, but as I hand quilt and move my frame from area to area, I make sure that it is even and the correct tautness. So far I have not had any problems working this way (and it's been years) I know the "quilt police" would lock me up for this!! LOL When I have a larger quilt and I am not sure how well it is evenly placed, I will begin in a corner that I know is where it should be and work my way out
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I use the kitchen island or the dining table for smaller quilts. I've done twin-size on my ironing table (24"x66") and just kept smoothing and sliding it along by section (I used mats on top of the ironing pad). It worked pretty well. But I tried it for another quilt and I ended up unpinning it all and taping it to the floor. I like using the floor best!
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I have to do mine on a table as my RA wont let me get down on the floor any longer. I spray baste and sometimes pin.
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Old 07-11-2012, 08:29 AM
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Basting is one job I do not like, so I let a long armer baste my big quits for me. Over and done with. The ones I do baste myself I use Pinmoors. http://www.pinmoor.com/ They are the best things since the rotary cutter. Don't bother with the foam earplugs, earring backs, pencil eracers, door strips, and everything else for substitutions. I tried them all. None of them work like the real Pinmores. They are a one time purchase and will last a lifetime if you can keep them out of your quilting friends hands. LOL
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