Nope, not this kind (although it does look delicious). This quilt top needed to be sandwiched because I'll be quilting it.
|Crackled - a quilt designed by Aneela Hooey|
After watching some videos on U-toob, I thought the pool noodle method would work but this quilt is a lot larger than I recalled - 64 x 76 inches thereabouts so that wasn't going to work.
Then I found this method which I had tried before with foldback clips which didn't work as my sewing table top is too thick. So I went and bought some clamps from the hardware store.
So what's so special about this method you ask? Lots of folks do this Ann, big deal! Ah, but you see Amelie (that's the lady in the video) has a neat trick.
She tapes skewers to the table to align with the seams and fold on your backing and quilt top. Genius.
Behold, the magic!
Seriously, this actually worked a treat and so did the clamps. I had tried clamps before but don't have the strength to squeeze them open. These clamps, however, are much easier to use. You squeeze them to close them.
Hmmm, I'm going to go and make sandwich.