We like quilts. A lot. Ok. I'll say it: We love quilts. The process is exciting and fun. It's been passed down through many generations and it's so amazing for us as we listen to our Grandpa, Paps, as he tells about his memories of his own mother quilting. We four girls never were able to meet her, but we've been able to see our own Great-grandma Conwell (Nanny's mom) quilt. We have helped our Nan and Mommy lay out numerous quilts - and as we got a little bigger, they helped us lay out our own dream quilts. The quilt top we could do alone, but when it came to laying down the backing, the batting and then the quilt top ... it was more work then just one person could do. So everyone would grab a corner and middle and tug the backing, and then the batting, so the special owner of the quilt would be sure to have a smooth quilt back. The other day, I passed Achaia laying out her own quilt. Unlike normal, she hadn't called for help; and no wonder. She had taped her quilt back to the floor, so that is was nice, tight, and smooth. Smart Cookie. I knew that when it was time to lay out my next quilt that that's just what I'd do. And I did it.
Try this trick out for your next quilt, and tell us how it works for you! I'm pretty sure a wooden floor would work just as well, if not better. (Just depends if you want to risk scratches when you're pinning your quilt together.) Simply pull the tape off and through it away. It's worth throwing a handful of tape away for a smooth quilt back, right?
I knew you loved quilts as much as we do.