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Thread: I love my island.....

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    I love my island.....

    This is how I baste my quilts. Easier than crawling on the floor. I do like to spray baste, but would not want to get any spray on my cabinets, so this works good for me.
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    Beautiful quilt, I use our glass topped dining table to sandwich and pin my quilts.
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    Very resourceful.

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    Great idea! Thanks for posting.
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    cool quilt
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    The clip idea is great, but the Quilt is FABULOUS!! Please post when finished with quilting and binding. Just lovely.

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    Love the quilt. What pattern is it? Love your countertop too - looking to remodel my kitchen so I'm paying attention to details like that. And the clips are a good idea too.

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    great Idea I'd like to know the quilt pattern too very pretty.
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    Thanks for the comments!!! The name of the pattern is Radiant Suns. I had found a quilt kit from Quilt Cove (online), but asked if she would pick out material for the colors I wanted. She was wonderful!! Anyway, it is a wall hanging and I have no idea how I am going to quilt it..... Funny, my husband thinks it looks "younger" than my other quilts I have done. I think he meant more modern, hahahah!

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    Great idea. I'll have to keep that in mind. I usually spray baste in sections by unrolling about two feet at a time, spraying, unrolling, spraying and so on and so on. Seems like this would be much easier. I have an old carpet needle (curved) that is great for basting! BTW, I love the quilt you're working on. Colors are great as is the pattern. Thanks for sharing.
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    Your Radiant Suns quilt is lovely. My avatar is radiant suns in rusts and turquoises. It ended up being king sized, because I couldn't quit making the blocks. So much fun. The pattern can be purchased online from Doodle Press.

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    Love your idea. I am considering getting the sew-ezi extension table and it would be perfect for pinning my quilts in the same manner you are doing it.

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    THE QUILT - it's wonderful!
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    I can see why you would love an island. And here the builder was probably think something like using it to eat or prepare food. The probably weren't married to a resourceful quilter. And the quilt is gorgeous too
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    Great set-up. Beautiful quilt!
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    This has to be the prettiest and most expensive basting table ever.... No eating allowed. Perfect!
    Cute quilt too!
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    Nice quilt top! I like your idea but that would require me to actually clean the kitchen wouldn't it?

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    what a great idea, love the quilt

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    That's how I baste my quilts as well. Tried spray basting once - not for me!!

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    Great idea!!!!

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    When I read your title, I just knew I was going to be opening up pictures of some serene, beautiful piece of land surrounded by calming blue seas! I was a little jealous! Still am as that wallhanging is beautiful!!!
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    I like your idea -- in fact I tried something like it years ago but could not find any clips that I could open that would open wide enough to clip the countertop. DH did it for me once, then "adopted" my clips (they were a lot like yours).
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    Great idea! I don't do that anymore since I have a longarm, but I still do the smaller stuff on my DM, so will remember this! Love the quilt too. Please share when finished.

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    What kind of clips are these and where would I buy some? I have a similar island that I use for cutting but haven't been able to find any clips to hold with the bullnose edge on the granite.

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    I like to pin my quilt on my bed. It is high off the floor and when there are no sheets on I can pin the lining to the roll around the bed to hold it in place. Really works great for me

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