First thank you so much for all your suggestions and tips. They we all very helpful! Fusible Batting, Spray Basting, board method, use large tables and a few sent links to this binder method.
After viewing this video I decided to try binder clips.
Off to Staples to buy clips, $4, not bad at all!
I set up my banquet table and well would't you know it, the clips would not fit on the edges of the ding dong table! Hmm, what to do? Try card tables, no the pins would rip the tops. Try an old kitchen counter, too wide a lip. My kitchen table, perfect size, no would scratch it.
Hey a hollow door!
So off my hubby took me to the hardware store. Here I told the man what I wanted to do and, by golly, he did not even blink an eye. He said he has heard it all! He led us to the hollow doors, I took out my clip and the ding, dong door was too wide. With his help he sent us to get a piece of plywood 3/4 inches thick. I saw a beautiful piece of birch, nice and smooth so no splinters. They even cut it to the size I needed. In the car we went and back home to set up the banquet table which is 30 X 72. We placed the board on top which I had them cut at 34 X 76, so it would hang over and I could clip the clips.
It really works!
There were two things I did that were different than the video. I did not use the sticks and I started at one end horizontal and one end vertical so I could really clip the backing.
But do as she says and clip each layer one at a time. There is a lot of walking and clipping but there is no crawling and no wrinkles.
Sorry blurry, but you get the idea.
See the clips!
That bowl of pins is now empty and my fingers hurt!
It is a small price to pay for a perfectly basted quilt.
Off to dinner we went to celebrate our 37 year anniversary. Happy Sewing!