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« on: March 09, 2012 02:51:56 PM »

Until recently, the items I've made that require blocking were fairly small. I could usually fold a towel over and pin them out on the kitchen table.

Lately, I've been working on some larger projects and I've been struggling with how to block them. I have tried using the bed but I obviously can't leave something there overnight Undecided. I've used a big blocking board that the LYS has but that's not very convenient either.

Where do you do your blocking??
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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012 06:38:07 AM »

On the bed during the day.
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012 10:43:46 AM »

I have a very forgiving husband so my blocking often takes up the whole living room floor. I put it right in front of the forced air on a few thick, old towels.
When I blocked myHemlock Ring Blanket I used a fitted sheet over a patio table on the deck. It was summer so it was perfect.
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012 09:49:23 AM »

I've only ever steam blocked, and only ever been small projects so it's been my ironing board.
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« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012 09:57:10 AM »

Thanks for your suggestions!

loudxmouse - do you have carpet in your house? We only have hardwoods so I've never tried blocking on the floor.

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« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2012 11:25:01 AM »

Thanks for your suggestions!

loudxmouse - do you have carpet in your house? We only have hardwoods so I've never tried blocking on the floor.


yes. Don't block on hardwood! I did it at my parents while they were away and it made a big white mark. It faded but I was SO scared i had ruined the floor.
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