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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

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Judith
Galt CA
USA
1223 Posts

Posted - Aug 16 2020 :  11:55:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda -- I have a fold-up table that folds out to about 3 ft by 5 ft; it's a JoAnn's cheapo one that DH modified slightly. I lay backing, batting, and top on it and pin it with 2" safety pins. when I have what's showing pinned I carefully scoot it over to pin the rest. It's kind of a challenge with larger quilts. I used to lay everything the floor and hand baste but the floor has gotten too far away and pinning is faster than basting.

Grace -- Too cool! it looks great and your modifications make it look way better than the original. Congratulations on not having a UFO. Maybe I'll send you some more....

Judith

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5747 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5747 Posts

Posted - Aug 17 2020 :  01:14:56 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Cute, Kat.

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7508 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7508 Posts

Posted - Aug 17 2020 :  05:54:51 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Cute Grace!

Judith, that is how I baste my quilts, with the pins.



~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4145 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4145 Posts

Posted - Aug 17 2020 :  1:46:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace, that turned out super cute! Great job!

Krista
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14154 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14154 Posts

Posted - Aug 18 2020 :  2:55:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith,, I have to laugh at your comment,,
"" I used to lay everything the floor and hand baste but the floor has gotten too far away ""...
me too! Darn Floor!
snorks-n-giggles!

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3359 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3359 Posts

Posted - Aug 18 2020 :  3:54:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I can't get back up from the floor.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5747 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5747 Posts

Posted - Aug 18 2020 :  5:19:46 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I have that same table - not hubbie modified. LOL!

When I have tried to pin that way I always get lumps/bubbles/etc on the back. How do you make sure it is flat?

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1223 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1223 Posts

Posted - Aug 18 2020 :  7:51:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Linda --I have some little spring loaded clamps I got at Orchard Supply or maybe Lowes. It was a while ago. I line up backing on one corner of the table and clamp it down on all 4 corners and middle of the long sides. Then I spread the batting over; lining up on the same corner and smooth everything out good and scoot it over the edge abut 2 inches tops and bottom, and clamp again. Spread the top over it all (leaving the extra 2 inches outside the top) and clamp it all down again. Pin, starting in the center and working your way out. Most my quilts are bigger than the table so when I have everything on the table top pinned I unclamp and carefully scoot everything over so unpinned parts are on the table. You should keep smoothing it out as you go from center to edge. When I'm in the process of scooting I will sometimes peek under it all to see if there are any wrinkles. It works pretty well but sometimes you will get wrinkles no matter what. Having a busy print backing helps camouflage a multitude of errors :-)

Judith

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Edited by - StitchinWitch on Aug 18 2020 7:55:23 PM
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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5747 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5747 Posts

Posted - Aug 18 2020 :  8:42:02 PM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Judith. Yes, sometimes those bubbles just won't go away. LOL!

Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

647 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
647 Posts

Posted - Aug 19 2020 :  01:58:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Grace: That turned out so cute. I usually try to get all my Christmas gifts done by September. NOT going to happen this year as I have not even started. To many personal dodo going on right now and Christmas may not even happen in my home this year.

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

647 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
647 Posts

Posted - Aug 19 2020 :  02:04:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith, I still do the floor. Trying to get another king size quilt sandwiched and base stitched right now. Spent a couple of hours on the floor yesterday and still don't have the base stitch done. LOL My DH called me from work to make sure I made it off the floor. (sinker). He did say he would help me get it more straight this week so I guess I can forgive him. (smile). Sometimes I wonder when I am going to admit that I DO NOT need to be on the floor anymore!

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1223 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1223 Posts

Posted - Aug 19 2020 :  11:11:50 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Theresa -- I did floor until a back injury about 10 years ago. We have a little house so doing a big quilt on the living room floor was a wall-to-wall thing with lots of kitty help. At least doing it on the table means less help from the cats, altho there is one who will jump up there; I guess he hasn't got stuck by a pin yet.

Judith

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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

647 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
647 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2020 :  07:10:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith, I hear ya, My cats think they are the supervisors of everything. Unless I can lock them out of a room they are right there to have input!

Here is a picture of the bosses of this house

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1223 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1223 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2020 :  08:20:15 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If I lock them out they drive me crazy trying to get in. One solution that has worked well was installing a screen door to the sewing room. That way they can see in and not worry about me so much. I refuse to put a screen door to the bathroom :-)

Judith

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quiltee
True Blue Farmgirl

5747 Posts

Linda
Terrell TX
USA
5747 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2020 :  09:37:24 AM  Show Profile  Send quiltee a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
LOL! One of my cats loves to follow us into the bathroom. What is their attraction? LOL!


Farmgirl hugs,
Linda
Terrell, TX

Farm girl #1919
Farm Girl of the Month August 2015 and April 2017


"Women are Angels, and when someone breaks our wings, we simply continue to fly . . . on a broomstick - we're flexible, like that."
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churunga
True Blue Farmgirl

3359 Posts

Marie
Minneapolis MN
USA
3359 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2020 :  09:41:19 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My cat follows me into the bathroom because he knows I will be stationary for a while and can get some scratches.

Marie
Sister #5142
Farmgirl of the Month May 2014

Try everything once and the fun things twice.
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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1223 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1223 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2020 :  12:00:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mine too; I call them bathroom buddies and potty pals. It's our sandbox social time.

Judith

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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

145 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
145 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2020 :  12:56:58 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh my . . . a friend just sent this to me. Check out this magnificent embroidery . . . https://www.boredpanda.com/embroidery-landscapes-thread-sew-beautiful/?cexp_id=31596&cexp_var=59&_f=featured&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic
jean
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JeanP
True Blue Farmgirl

145 Posts

Jean
Deary ID
USA
145 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2020 :  1:49:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
And then there's Thelma and Louise who are dreaming about helping . . . maybe . . .
jean
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7508 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7508 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2020 :  2:51:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh Theresa your kitties remind of Lady and the Tramp. So cute looking at you like that!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

647 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
647 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2020 :  4:07:22 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Judith, we call ours the bathroom attendants LOL One of ours has taught herself to use the toilet instead of the box to pee. It's hysterical!

Linda, they just want to make sure you are using the litter box correctly! LOL

Jean, Thelma and Louise are so sweet!

Denise, Well, I don't know about cute. Their nickname is "The Twisted Sisters". They are spoiled and rotten to the core. But we love them.

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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atkinst2
True Blue Farmgirl

647 Posts

Theresa
Canal Winchester OH
USA
647 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2020 :  4:09:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Holy Milk Cow Jean those embroidery are magnificent! Such talent

There is never a road so long that there isn't a curve in it.
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levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

7508 Posts

Denise
NJ
USA
7508 Posts

Posted - Aug 20 2020 :  5:48:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Those are gorgeous embroideries Jean!

Theresa, then maybe your kitties are like the ones in Lady and the Tramp. LOL!

~Denise
Sister #43~1/18/2007

"I am a bookaholic and I have no desire to be cured."

"Home is where we find comfort, security, memories, friendship, hospitality, and above all, family. It is the place that deserves our commitment and loyalty." William J. Bennett

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." Psalm 119:105

http://www.ladybugsandlilacs.blogspot.com/

Edited by - levisgrammy on Aug 21 2020 4:31:30 PM
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MaryJanesNiece
True Blue Farmgirl

4145 Posts

Krista
Utah
USA
4145 Posts

Posted - Aug 21 2020 :  1:24:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
All these kitties are making me smile! I could snuggle one right now!

Jean those are gorgeous! I wish I had the talent to make those! I bet she invested a lot of time.

Krista
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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14154 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14154 Posts

Posted - Aug 23 2020 :  7:12:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
OMGeepers! love all the kitties and sidelines..
Judith.. you crack me up!.. what is it about trying to go to the 'Tinklelrium' in privacy.. that the furs become insistent that they should be in there with us,,, that they poke their paws under the door relentlessly... lol!

>^..^<
Happiness is being a katmom and Glamping Diva!

www.katmom4.blogspot.com & http://graciesvictorianrose.blogspot.com

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