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Old 03-25-2018, 09:41 AM
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I actually like the board basting better. I think it gives a better and heavier 'traction' than the noodles. To each his own tho.
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Old 03-25-2018, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by patchwork View Post
If you want an even cheaper method, ask at your local quilt store for the tubes that come out of batting. They will give them to you for free. You can tape two together if they need to be longer.
The gas driving to the quilt shop will be more then the noodles will cost. And I'd see something I would have to buy while there. LOL It's Walmart pool noodles for me.
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Old 03-25-2018, 10:39 AM
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If your pool noodles are straight, why do you need dowels? I use the boards shown in the next video. I think I like the boards better.
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:18 AM
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I have never heard about this would love to know what youre doing
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by debbieoh View Post
I have never heard about this would love to know what youre doing
Check the links ......
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Old 03-25-2018, 11:56 AM
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Hmm, those are really interesting techniques. Anything that keeps me off the floor or having to bend way down low are worth trying.
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Old 03-26-2018, 05:49 AM
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I help the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) make quilts for our vets at the local vet hospital. (They adopted me, (I do not qualify to be a member) because I know how to quilt. They reserve the library to use the large tables. We tape the backing to the table top, layer the batting and quilt top, then pin the sandwich together. No wrinkles. I thought this was brilliant!
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Old 03-26-2018, 07:12 AM
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How clever is that idea.
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Old 03-26-2018, 09:46 AM
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Wonderful, I wish I need this last year with a jean quilt. Thanks for the information.
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Old 03-26-2018, 12:55 PM
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In answer to your question: Yes, it will be a problem if the dowel rod is smaller than the opening of the pool noodle. However, I use this method of basting exclusively now without the dowel rods. I use three pool noodles: one each for the Backing, Batting, and Top and marked a center line on each noodle. Then I pin the very edge of the backing/batting/top along this line and roll it up. I then spray baste the layers together and within a few minutes I'm done. For added security, I pin the perimeter of the sandwich and cut off any unnecessary access fabric/batting. Love this basting method!
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