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    Sandwich Maker

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    Sandwiching is always a chore. I have experimented with the floor, design wall, bed. I think I may have a handy and inexpensive help mate here.

    Picture two is a close up of pipe insulation, not spendy at all and readily available. I'm showing the line that you would break open to place around an exposed pipe. This a great guide for lining up the top/batting or backing. Picture one is the garden stake that I insert to stabilize. You can add more length by simply taping more on and adding another stake. For storage I remove the stakes and roll up the insulation. Picture 3 is the part I like I can pin to this service, great stability, it also shows the water soluble mark for the center. I find and mark the center of batting, both sides and do the same for the top and back. Picture 4 is how I apply the glue in a wave line rather than straight across, but you could bead or spray baste. I prefer the glue as I always over do it with the spray and it gums up the needle. The last picture is rolling it out lining up my marks.

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    That is very ingenuous - thanks for sharing. It's amazing at some of the things y'all come up with, then we have to smack our foreheads in an I could have had a V-8 moment

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    I guess I need more info. I don't get it.

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    I think I might understand it more if could zoom out a little for the total effect.

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    Great idea. I have a ping pong table and use 1" x 4" MDF lumber that my husband cut to various lengths (4,5,6,7 & 8 ft) I do a similar thing but use painters tape to adhere the fabric to the lumber. Whatever works is my motto.

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    Thank you for posting. We're all looking for an easier way to sandwich our quilts. This looks like a great option!!!

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    I don't get it either.

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    What a great idea. I use the boards, but a "round" item would work better. I wonder if pool noodles would work also?

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    I don't get it either, but did think of a pool noodle when I saw first pic.
    If a woman's work is never done....why start?

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    I don't get it either

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    Me either.
    Quote Originally Posted by sval View Post
    I guess I need more info. I don't get it.

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    Very clever. Thanks for telling us about this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by institches33 View Post
    Me either.
    I'm a more visual person. Expanding the photos would help me.

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    I have heard of using the Noodles for the pool. The same idea is applied. But using the blue painters tape.

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    not very clear and pictures are not to easy to understand. More info would be very helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by institches33 View Post
    Me either.
    Me too - I don't understand either but would love to know, especially if it makes it easier to sandwich the quilt layers.

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    sorry everyone here are two more pictures. Have you seen pictures or videos of rolling the back/batting onto 1x 2 boards? Sometimes they are covered in felt? This is that same principal except it's easier to store, I can roll it up.
    So with this one I marked the center of the top, I marked both sides of the center of the batting. I pinned the batting to the insulation using the opening as guide line. I carefully rolled the batting onto the insulation using the center line as a guide. I layed the batting on top of the top lining up the center lines, applied glue in a wavey line on the top rolled out the batting 6" at a time. That done I repeated with the back, marking the center line pinning carefully on the opening for the guide line, rolling out applying the glue every 6" to the back. I'm just about threw quilting this one and I'm thrilled no bunching smooth as a baby's butt. I'll try a video next time I sandwich, and thanks everyone for your interest.Name:  20150627_151445_resized.jpg
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    I've been watching this post and think I'm starting to understand, but still have questions. The rod is to keep the pipe insulation from getting curvy, got it. You are using the slit in the pipe insulation only as a straight line for reference, not putting the layers of the sandwich between the slit edges, got it. I understand the glue basting. What I do not understand is whether or not you end up with all three layers of the sandwich pinned to the insulation at once, or, does each layer get treated separately? I appreciate the time you have devoted to putting this online to help others.

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    great idea...Thanks for sharing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    I think I might understand it more if could zoom out a little for the total effect.
    I think you are correct - would be a little more visually helpful if the camera was not quite so close. But I think I'm understanding it a little better. Thank you.

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    no one layer at a time, for this one I laid out the top, center line marked in chalk, marked the batting both sides rolled it onto the insulation careful to keep the marked lines aligned. Rolled it over the top matching the center. Then rolled the back on which was marked in the center also, rolled it out applying the glue in wavey lines every 6 - 8 inches. So two great things happened. It was bar none the easiest piece I have ever had to square before binding, and 2 my Juki preferred the glue to basting spray, no gummy needle.

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