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TOPIC: As a 'seasoned' quilter who can't pin sandwiches

Re: As a 'seasoned' quilter who can't pin sandwiches 12 Aug 2016 00:38 #137877

Get risers at Walmart or almost any department store. They are about $10. for a pack of four. I have Walmart tables and use the risers for cutting and pining. I have limited space and this allows me to put up as many as I need for the task. I always have access to a it down height. Works very well for me.
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Re: As a 'seasoned' quilter who can't pin sandwiches 21 Sep 2014 04:38 #121608

I also use the raisers on my cutting table. They were recently available in one of dollar stores in Aus.. Allowed me to go from a small cutting table at the right height to a full size one. :) love it...
I spray baste on my design wall, so not used for that.
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Re: As a 'seasoned' quilter who can't pin sandwiches 10 Sep 2014 20:20 #121401

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Lorchen, I also stay after school but use 2 cafeteria tables together which work great.
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Re: As a 'seasoned' quilter who can't pin sandwiches 10 Sep 2014 15:39 #121395

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I like to be able to stand up straight to work at my work table, and since it is really a dining table for sitting at, it was too low before. And a work table that gives you backache is no use to man nor beast.


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Re: As a 'seasoned' quilter who can't pin sandwiches 09 Sep 2014 13:40 #121376

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Good idea and please forgive me for chuckling at the first image that came to mind when I read the title of the thread. Sorry Lynn. :)
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Re: As a 'seasoned' quilter who can't pin sandwiches 08 Sep 2014 17:19 #121361

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You need a table to be higher, Rosemary??? I would have expected you to have to saw off a couple of inches because you are such a cute little lady! :)
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Re: As a 'seasoned' quilter who can't pin sandwiches 08 Sep 2014 05:52 #121351

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I got some plastic drainpipe that slots over the legs of my table and then put some blocks of 2"x2" in the bottom of the drainpipe to raise the table up. Since this is permanently in place I don't need to worry about moving it and it is very stable.


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Re: As a 'seasoned' quilter who can't pin sandwiches 07 Sep 2014 21:40 #121347

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I use bricks under a conference table. Haven't banged my toes yet.
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Re: As a 'seasoned' quilter who can't pin sandwiches 07 Sep 2014 19:59 #121342

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I made risers by pouring Plaster of Paris into juice cans. If I were to do it again, I'd
partially fill the cans with foam packing peanuts first so they'd be lighter. :D
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Re: As a 'seasoned' quilter who can't pin sandwiches 07 Sep 2014 19:15 #121340

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I use a cutting table from JoAnn's, it's at least 15 years old. Both leaves fold down if you need to have more room. when I want to pin a quilt, I fold both leaves up and move it to the middle of the room. It's 36 wide by 60 long, if i baste a bigger quilt I start in the center and move it around after the center's pinned. the table is a little creaky but it works. I have not tried the floor, probably i would need to call the paramedics afterward to get me off the floor! I can only envy people who can get down on the floor and back up again :D Kathy
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Re: As a 'seasoned' quilter who can't pin sandwiches 07 Sep 2014 18:08 #121338

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Rita, if you can't find risers there, but know a woodworker, see how to make wooden risers at http://www.ehow.com/how_7283690_make-wooden-bed-risers.html. Shouldn't be terrible expensive to have made. You can put some felt or rubber gripping material on the bottom in order not to scuff your floors. Hope this helps :D

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Re: As a 'seasoned' quilter who can't pin sandwiches 07 Sep 2014 17:19 #121337

Maybe you should convince him that he needs a design wall too Lorchen. :lol: I was just spray basting a quilt sandwich on my dining table this evening and thinking what a back-breaking job it is basting a quilt. Love the idea of those risers but I have not seen them here, I must look out for them, thanks Lynn.
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Re: As a 'seasoned' quilter who can't pin sandwiches 07 Sep 2014 14:01 #121332

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Loooove that offer, Norma! Once both granddaughters are in school I may take you up on it. Right now it would just take a little too long to get to your place! :)

But I have a post-retirement plan: I know a vicar who is in charge of a very large church hall. I bet he'll let me sneak in there occasionally with a quilt top or two. :)
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Re: As a 'seasoned' quilter who can't pin sandwiches 07 Sep 2014 13:33 #121331

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Lorchen wrote:
I stay behind after school and use the big tables in one of the science labs. No idea what I'm going to do after I retire. :(
You can come over and use mine :lol:

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