Are you tired of the painstaking process of sandwiching your quilts on the floor or having to ask someone for help?
We’ve got an ingenious solution that will revolutionize your quilting experience. With just a few pool noodles and some curved safety pins, you can create a quilt sandwich without the need for adhesive spray or an extra pair of hands.
In this blog post, we’ll walk you through the entire process step by step. You can then watch the included video tutorial at your leisure. Whether you’re a seasoned quilter or just starting out, this method is a game-changer that will make your quilting sessions more manageable and enjoyable.
You will need 5 normal sized pool noodles, 2 will need to be cut in half. This will allow you to sandwich quilts as big as a king size quilt. To join the full and half sized noodles you will need to use a piece of dowel that fits snug in the centre of the noodles. When making smaller quilts that will fit on one pool noodle simply remove the half length noodle.
PLACE EACH OF YOUR POOL NOODLES AT THE TOP OF EACH PIECE OF FABRIC.
Iron your topper and backing fabric
When measuring your backing and wadding it is best to have an extra few inches on all sides of your quilt topper so you have some wiggle room.
Have the right side of your backing fabric facing down on a table. Place the noodle along the top edge of the fabric and roll the fabric over the noodle holding it in place using a small headed pins, depending on the length of the quilt you may need to use a number of pins. Roll the material onto the noodle making sure it stays straight.
Wadding and Topper
Lay your wadding and topper right side up on your table and use the same instructions as for backing fabric. When rolling the topper make sure you trim back and remove any loose threads that may been seen from the front once the quilt has been sandwiched.
When you have finished rolling, lay the backing noodle on the table and roll it slightly out. Then place the wadding noddle on top of the backing lining the fabric and wadding up and slightly roll out. Next place the topper noodle on top about 2” from the top of the wadding and slightly roll out.
Starting from the bottom secure all layers together using curved safety pins approximately a hand width apart. Continue securing with pins by rolling the noodles bit by bit until you have secured the whole topper.
Finally remove the pins that are attaching your material and wadding to the noodles.
Your quilt is ready to be quilted
(Please note we did not create this process and we are unsure of who did but it’s a great idea that needs to be shared)