I'm having trouble making my quilt sandwich - it's got me sobbing and tearing my hair out, I've tried three times now and every time the backing ends up all wrinkly and even with creases pinned into it.
am not helped by having 4 year old around to distract me but disposing of him is not an option and he is unfortunately fascinated by the whole thing so even the offer of a go on my laptop can't tear him away.
would it help if I ironed all three layers one at a time and then together? seriously, could I even starch the backing to keep it flat?
would it help doing it on a tiled floor instead of a carpet or would that make it harder as the whole thing would slip around?
would it be easier on a table? we don't have a huge table but could move it along I suppose?
I do mine on a table, and I do have to move it around a little - and I always wait till the children aren't around. I haven't tried it on a carpet but then ours is usually covered with cat hair as I'd rather be quilting than hoovering!
I tape mine to the floor or have done one big one in two halves on the table. I taped one half of the, backing around the edge to the edges of the table made the sandwich and pinned it with ordinary safety pins, untaped that half and then repeated with the other.
Another one here who uses curved safety pins - they made a huge difference and make it much easier.
Depending on the size of the quilt, I usually use either the dining table or the hall floor (wooden) and often volunteer/corral DH to assist in making the sandwich - quite handy having another pair of adult hands about. Greyhounds banished, as they usually try to lie down on it or demand tickles. Can't imagine doing it with a 4 year old about - def one for after he's gone to bed, I'd say.