In our house now, we have an open plan kitchen/dining/family and we have laminate flooring right the way through.
The other night it came time to sandwich up my music quilt, and I'm so glad we have a hard floor because I am able to sticky tape the backing to the floor, then tape the batting to the floor, before finally smoothing over the quilt top. Plus, I can push the basting pins (gently) till they hit a hard surface then push them up.
I remember a story my year 7 textiles teacher told about her quilting group who had made this beautiful quilt and laid it all out on the floor and hand basted it, only to discover they had basted it to the carpet in some areas!! The rest of the class (who weren't really into sewing, only did the subject because it was compulsory) were horrified when she said they ended up trimming the carpet to free the quilt.
So this week I'm grateful for:
1. Hard floors
2. Basting pins
3. My husband ..... for crawling around on the floor with me and helping me layer out my big quilts - especially when I was making his coffee quilt and he did the whole thing himself under my instruction because I was 8 months pregnant and couldn't get down on the floor.
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