The Quilt Sandwich

Today, I have made a quilt sandwich. A few months ago, I didn’t know there was such a thing. I am blessed to have a big island in my kitchen that easily holds my baby quilt. Here’s how it went…

First, I spread out the batting. I used Quilter’s Dream Cotton Batting.

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Once the batting was laid out on the counter, I smoothed the quilt top on it and cut around the batting about two inches larger than the quilt top.

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Next, I rolled up the quilt top and batting. The top stayed in place because the batting kept it from shifting.

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Then, I smoothed out the quilt back on the counter, right side down like it will be on the quilt. I taped the edges of the back smoothing but not pulling the quilt back out of shape.

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Next, I rolled the quilt top and batting onto the quilt back and smoothed it out. I checked several times and adjusted it to make sure the back was in the place I wanted it to be on the finished quilt.

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Finally, I used my can of Sulkey KK 2000 Temporary Spray Adhesive. I rolled the quilt top and batting down one way and, sprayed. Then, I smoothed it out and rolled the other end to spray between the batting and quilt back. I was able to lift the batting to remove lumps and reposition it on the quilt back.

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Once that was smoth, I rolled up one end of the quilt top and sprayed it. Then, the other end, smoothing as I went.

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Once the quilt was spray basted, I decided to use some curved quilt pins to pin it in place. You don’t have to do this, but the Sulkey KK 2000 spray directions state that the adhesive dissolves in 2 to 5 days. I wanted to be sure that my quilt was kept in place for longer than two days while I quilt it.

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The pins are curved and are easy to push into the quilt and pull up to close.

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I pinned the quilt in the center of each square working from the middle out. Then, I pinned the corners and center of each side.

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Finally, I took the tape off and trimmed my quilt back to approximately two inches larger all around than my backing.

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This was not difficult and took about 20 minutes to do. Now, I am ready to quilt my Wonky Log Cabin Quilt.

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7 Responses to The Quilt Sandwich

  1. Alison says:

    So it’s not just edible sandwiches that get made in your kitchen then!

  2. Faye Nettles says:

    You did a great job. Loved the photos.

  3. primal quilting says:

    Love the adhesive idea, something I need to try! Your quilt is lovely!

  4. Ann says:

    I wish I had a large space like you have to do this. You make it look very easy, but I struggle to keep everything crease-free!

    • Diane says:

      Even tho I have the big space, I found it hard to keep the batting smooth. Somewhere I read to iron it but I didn’t.

  5. Jessie says:

    Great job, Diane! I also liked your tutorial of the quilt sandwich.

  6. NikkiM says:

    Enjoy your quilt sandwich! I love them! I would have one every day if I could! Hehe
    Love
    NikkiM

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