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    There is an alternative to "pushing" the quilt through on a regular sewing machine. Been there done that. Quilt it in sections. I figured out on my own, how to do it on a nine patch with sashing. But it can be done with any quilt. I'm not affilliated in any way, but there is a book "Machine Quilting in Sections" by Marti Michell that is wonderful. http://www.frommarti.com ; Marti Michell, P O Box 80218; AStlasnta GA 30366-0218. JMO. By the way, I'm not a Community Benefactor. Don't know where they got that. Silvia

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    Thanks for the tip.

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    Thanks for the tip. I'll check into that book.

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    thanks for the information on the book

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    One of Debra Wagner's books also describes how to do this. It is a great method!

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    Karen Kay Buckley taught us how to quilt in sections. Make the sandwich as usual. Think 1/3. Carefully flip 1/3 of the top back and "wavy cut" away the batting being careful not to snip the backing. Try not to disturb the center 1/3. Roll the top and backing together and secure. Do the same on the other 1/3. Be sure to mark registration lines on the batting, so that once the center is quilted you can match the batting before hand stitching it together. At this point you can machine quilt this 1/3. Also, quilt the center only, leaving the borders to do after the entire center is completed. Also, using a thinner batt is helpful. Works for me. And I hope it helps you all also. Suz

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzeq
    There is an alternative to "pushing" the quilt through on a regular sewing machine. Been there done that. Quilt it in sections. I figured out on my own, how to do it on a nine patch with sashing. But it can be done with any quilt. I'm not affilliated in any way, but there is a book "Machine Quilting in Sections" by Marti Michell that is wonderful. http://www.frommarti.com ; Marti Michell, P O Box 80218; AStlasnta GA 30366-0218. JMO. By the way, I'm not a Community Benefactor. Don't know where they got that. Silvia
    I totally agree with you and read about her technique forever ago in Women's Day Magazines and that's how I got started finally managing my quilting by hand quilting in panels but her book adapts it beautifully to machine quilting. I recently purchased her book so I can help a few ladies in my quilt chapter figure out how to do it too as they feel they can't quilt on their sewing machines and it's getting too expensive sending them to professional long arm quilters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzeq
    There is an alternative to "pushing" the quilt through on a regular sewing machine. Been there done that. Quilt it in sections. I figured out on my own, how to do it on a nine patch with sashing. But it can be done with any quilt. I'm not affilliated in any way, but there is a book "Machine Quilting in Sections" by Marti Michell that is wonderful. http://www.frommarti.com ; Marti Michell, P O Box 80218; AStlasnta GA 30366-0218. JMO. By the way, I'm not a Community Benefactor. Don't know where they got that. Silvia
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    RE: Quilting in sections.

    I was ashamed before to admit that I did it, simply to save all that
    weight dragging on my machine!! I sew it in large sections, then sew
    THEM together and finish that part by hand, trying hard to mimic the
    machine stitching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramona Byrd
    RE: Quilting in sections.

    I was ashamed before to admit that I did it, simply to save all that
    weight dragging on my machine!! I sew it in large sections, then sew
    THEM together and finish that part by hand, trying hard to mimic the
    machine stitching.
    The easiest way to do it and to do a good looking job. From my 3rd quilt on, all have been done that way and the earliest ones have worn beautifully. Amazing to me because my husband and I wore out 2 in a 10 year time frame but I had daycare children and they got hard use. My daughter has quilts that are 20 years old and although they did need some mending this past summer, the colors are beautiful and vibrant and the fabric is where the wear is and NOT where I had to hand sew a seam on the back. If you want to quilt, do whatever works and don't worry about it. My claim to fame is I break every quilting rule there is because I felt there were rules. The ONLY rules are the ones you have to be aware of if you plan to enter a quilt into a juried show and then there are specifications you do need to abide by. Other wise, anything goes.

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