For years, I've been sure that I was the only one who didn't have plenty of room to pin baste large quilts. I've heard people talk about ping pong tables and miraculously clean garage floors and using the tables at their library or community center. I was starting to think I was the only one who didn't have an unused living room to spread out in.
It wasn't until my post last month about pin basting on the queen size bed in our travel trailer that I realized I'm not the only one without huge expanses of empty space.
For this one brief moment in time, though, I've got an entire empty room! Teenage Daughter has moved to her own apartment and Teenage Son hasn't moved from the room he's currently sharing with his brothers. I'm hoping I'll work up the motivation to pin baste EVERYTHING before he gets motivated enough to start moving his own stuff.
And yes, I do realize that this floor is probably worse than the garage floors people are spreading out their quilts on. It's amazing how many dust bunnies reveal themselves once most of the furniture is gone. And photographs really do emphasize close to a hundred years of scratches and dings. (Anyone want to tell me the best way to clean up a floor that's probably lost most of the original finish? I'd like to redo it someday, but there are a lot of things higher on the list.)