|510 half hexies cut|
I can just picture the Home Open spiel "Welcome to this lovely modern home. Here you'll find three bedrooms, two bathroom and a spare mattress tipped on it's side - the current owner is using it as a design wall" - Hmmm snazzy! LOL.
Obviously the aforementioned mattress is now no-where to be seen and my sewing space is now "dressed" properly as a lovely spare double bedroom ... so where oh where do I layout this bloody quilt?!
Answer ... on an old plastic outdoor tablecloth!
|My helpers and I|
Yup! Desperate times call for desperate measures ... or wonders of invention!
This daggy outdoor tablecloth is the most awesome of awesome. Seriously, the Chinese are genius! Flip it over and it has a furry back on it, kind of like a flannel sheet (I'm guessing to stop it from slipping off the table). Once I place my half hexies on that backing those babies are going nowhere!
|Made in China genius|
When I'm finished or the kids are around with chocolate fingers, I simple roll up the table cloth and everything stays in place.
I can pack it away with ease for those "show home days" and not worry if I've numbered every row or column correctly ... they. just. stay. in. place.
When I unroll the tablecloth not one hexie is out of place. Partly because the shiny side doesn't stick to the hexies and mostly because the furry side just grabs the cotton - sweet!
The next challenge? Piecing all those pieces ...
More on that next time, but let's just say this quilt and I are getting on famously!
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