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Thread: HELPPPPPPPPPPPP ME WITH TIPS TO KEEP PIECED BACKING FROM MOVING

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    Senior Member JANW's Avatar
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    I JUST HAD TO TEAR OUT A LOT OF QUILTING, BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH I HAD MEASURED MARKED AND PINNED ALL OVER THE PLACE THE BACKING SHIFTED.
    This is a simple stitch in the ditch quilting, but since the back is pieced it will look bad if the lines aren't straight. With all the talent on this board, I sure hope some on can share a quilting pearl with me.

    Here's the quilt and the backing and I hope somone can help.
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    No suggestions, but that sure is a beautiful quilt and it is huge.

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    Is it too late for basting spray glue?

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    I've never tried that, but how does it work and what are the pro/cons?

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    i would hand baste the center square on the back, the big seam lines on the back and all the other landmarks on the back that you feel are critical to line up with the landmarks on the front.

    then all the other sections i would pin baste.

    then roll up the sides and quilt from the center out to the edges.

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    Are you hand quilting, or machine quilting? If machine, the spray basting will be wonderful. If hand quilting, pin basting is the way to go.
    Have you seen the gun basters with the plastic tags using the plastic grid system? I have seen them demonstrated for large pieces, and they look like they would be good for what you have there.
    BTW, the quilt is beautiful! :lol:

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    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransso...-sandwich.html

    This chick is a great wealth of info! Hope it helps! Nice quilt!

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    Believe me I'm taking each sugestion to heart, so keep them coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shemjo
    Are you hand quilting, or machine quilting? If machine, the spray basting will be wonderful. If hand quilting, pin basting is the way to go.
    Have you seen the gun basters with the plastic tags using the plastic grid system? I have seen them demonstrated for large pieces, and they look like they would be good for what you have there.
    BTW, the quilt is beautiful! :lol:
    Sorry, but I forgot to reply, all machine quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adyldrop
    http://www.ohfransson.com/oh_fransso...-sandwich.html

    This chick is a great wealth of info! Hote it helps! Nice quilt!
    Good info, printed out the sandwich tudorial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kluedesigns
    i would hand baste the center square on the back, the big seam lines on the back and all the other landmarks on the back that you feel are critical to line up with the landmarks on the front.

    then all the other sections i would pin baste.

    then roll up the sides and quilt from the center out to the edges.
    It seems as though it would line up perfectly, but didn't the first try, but will try again.

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    I used to pin and pin. My poor knees were sore and the backing still slipped. I finally gave in and got some basting spray. Problem solved. That stuff works great.

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    I'm not sure what to tell you, but your quilt is gorgeous! I use the spray glue and pin if the quilt is large. I like the suggestion kluedesigns gave you.

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    THAT is one beautiful quilt.

    Sharon Schambers says to spray starch the backing. It's worth a try.

    One of the ladies at my guild goes through an elaborate process to sandwich her quilts that may work for you:

    She tapes toothpicks to the table in a perfect 12-3-6-9 o'clock pattern. When she puts her backing down, she aligns crucial parts of the backing with the tooth-picks. Then she smooths out the backing and clips it to the table with those clips that hold down plastic tablecloths. then she centers the batting and pats it smooth (no tugging) and she aligns the top on the tooth picks as well.
    She uses pins no further than a palm-width apart, but you may want to use Sharon Schamber's herringbone basting stitch.

    It takes a long time but I think your quilt is worth the extra effort.

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    try going on www.youtube.com then write on how to baste a quilt backing something will come on and just watch .you,ll be surprise what you can learn from you tube ,hope this help you

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    That is why I have mine done on a longarm.....everytime I sewed anythinp of size I had that problem......Good luck....:-(

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    Spray Spray spray!

    I'd pin the center and then when I knew things were lined up I'd spray the outer edges...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadQuilter
    Sharon Schambers says to spray starch the backing. It's worth a try.
    She uses pins no further than a palm-width apart, but you may want to use Sharon Schamber's herringbone basting stitch.
    This is what I did with my last two. Starched, then used two pieces of trim boards, as she does in her video (utube), and hand basted. They didn't turn out 'perfect', but much better than I've done before. It takes quite awhile though.

    I only used the basting spray once, but believe you need to spray small areas at a time, so you can make sure it's all smooth before it sticks together too much. Mine turned out all pruny looking, course I don't remember how well I taped, etc, either. :roll:

    Beautiful, beautiful quilt!!! :D

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    Are you using a walking foot? If not that could be a lot of the problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    You could do like I do- pay someone to sandwich and baste it. My Long arm quilter will sandwich and baste in red thread, in 2 inch squares. Then I can hand quilt it without any puckers. I would think you could do the same and machine quilt it. It is the best 25 dollars I can spend. Ask your long arm lady how much she would sandwich and baste it for- it might be worth it. By the way- your quilt is STUNNING!
    Loretta -- what a brilliant idea!! That would be the best of both worlds!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by nellie
    try going on www.youtube.com then write on how to baste a quilt backing something will come on and just watch .you,ll be surprise what you can learn from you tube ,hope this help you
    Thanks, but did not find any help there. The sad part is I really have distinct lines to work off of, so I guess the real issue is keeping them straight onece I start quilting. I know it will change and that's why rhe batting and backing are larger than the quilt, but I just want it to stay straight.
    Jan

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaverg
    Are you using a walking foot? If not that could be a lot of the problem.
    Yes I do use a walking foot

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    Gorgeous quilt. It takes extra time, but I check the backing and reposition as necessary after I quilt one or two lines in the center of the quilt. I keep checking until I have the quilting completed one direction. And I try to consistently start quilting from the same position - top, bottom, either side - until that direction is done.
    Hope this helps.

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    Love your quilt, what a job and it's really pretty.
    My suggestion is to use a larger table so the whole quilt is on the table.. using painters tape (less sticky) lay the backing out and smooth really nice tape the edges down making sure there are not wrinkles, crinkles or such, lay the batting down and again smooth smooth out, lay the quilt top down and smooth.. then pin baste, a hands distance from each other. I hardly get any movement but it can happen if it's not nice and tight and smooth. Some time I even use those great big black clips(for large files)to clip the edges if they hang over the table like your picture shows..That works too. One of my friends used straight pins... :oops: ouch! I have used spray basting but not on larger quilts yet, I really like it too.
    Hope this helps some... Maybe you've already tried and it's just the fact that the blocks and material want to have their own way?
    Woodland is so very close to me, I live in Martinez... Fun come on over and we'll qlt-sew together :wink:

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    JanW:
    This use to happen to me all the time. I finally got a walking foot for my machine and it is much better now. I machine quilt projects like this and always pin baste. I never tried the spray basting so I can't speak for that. I did try hand basting but that did not help me much but I probably did not do it right. But then I am not terribly experienced.

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