Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Lots of Room For Pin Basting

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.)


Little Quiltsong said...

Hard wood floors can be tricky, but I would say - just a good vacuum and then wash with hot water and just a 'little' bit of pine sol in the water will do the trick, till you are ready to do anything more. This is such a beautiful rich wood color. Enjoy the space to do all your pin basting :)!

Summer said...

The colour of the floor is gorgeous ♥

Laura said...

The scratches add character. You could hide them with a rug, but where's the fun in that?

KaHolly said...

Best get to work! You've got some pretty ambitious goals! I don't have the space, either, but I have a nice big deck. Living on the water, though, means having to ready for any wind free morning! Good luck! XO


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