...sandwiches and pin bastes a quilt without needing to make an appointment with her orthopedic doctor.
I lay blocks out on the floor but anything beyond this isn't happening! My knees just won't allow it. So... I use my dining room table, my cardboard cutting board, and some binder clips!
You know the type cutting board... this is my second one. The first cutting board fell apart after 25 years of regular use!
Once you have the backing spread out on the cutting board, you will need some binder clips.... use 6-8 binder clips to attach the backing to the cutting board.
I don't worry about scratching the table surface because there is always fabric between the bottom of the binder clip and the table.
Next, the batting goes on. With the backing clipped down, it won't slide around and you'll be able to spread out the batting and smooth it easily.
I use additional binder clips to hold the batting and backing to the cutting board. The quilt top is next...
It's very nice to have the backing and batting secured as you line up the quilt top and spread it on top.
Once you have the quilt top placed, reach under the top and remove the binder clips. Smooth, smooth, smooth the quilt top and replace binder clips to hold your quilt sandwich together.
If you discover a wrinkle...
...it's easy to remove the binder clip to smooth out the wrinkle...
...and then replace the binder clip!
After you've smoothed the layers to your satisfaction, it's time to pin!
Once you've pinned everything you can on top of the cutting board, unclip the quilt sandwich and slide it to one side...
...smooth, clip, smooth, clip... then pin, pin, pin!
Repeat with the other side of the quilt sandwich and you're done!
I sit while pinning and my back as well as my knees thank me!