.....and anyone else who might find this interesting. The other day on Kaye's blog she was looking for ways to baste without getting on the floor. I too, cannot get on the floor to baste a quilt. Well, I could...but, someone would have to help me up. Soooo, I explained to Kaye how I do it and I'm sure she understood it. However, if she's like me pictures make it easier to understand.
I lay the backing, batting and top on my sewing table. Half of the quilt will hang off. I hand press it flat, just smoothing it out more or less. Then I start at the very top of the quilt and start basting going from left to right. Now, you see I've got my new basting gun. Normally I would sew big stitches across the quilt to bind, that has worked great. Today, I used my gun and so far so good. I guess the true test will be how it does during quilting.
Here you can see I've basted the first row or so, and folded it over and moving on down towards the bottom of the quilt.
Ta-dah....all done and I haven't basted any wrinkles. Which I have done before.
I hope this helps Kaye. And I hope you have a table big enough to do this on. Let me know how it works for you if you try this.