Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 7 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 64

Thread: Do you roll or puddle?

  1. #1
    Member velvor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Alberta, Canada and Arizona USA
    Posts
    98
    I am still experimenting with different ways of keeping everything under control when I am quilting a large quilt.
    I have tried rolling up both sides and quilting on the middle portion but this is a real pain because I have to stop and re roll etc every few inches. I have tried the 'puddle' method of just letting it all fall where it wants while I work on the middle.
    My preference at the moment is to let it all 'puddle' around me with a table to the left of the machine to take most of the weight and bulk.
    I have tried the Flynn Frame for smaller projects but I am directionally challenged and can't get my head around the fact that my machine is sideways.
    What do other quilters do?
    Your ideas would be very helpful. (No, sending it out to be quilted is not an option!!) :?: :)

  2. #2
    Power Poster Lacelady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    12,326
    Blog Entries
    19
    I am definitely a puddler.

  3. #3
    msstitches's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    will be u.p. michigan
    Posts
    2
    i roll :D

  4. #4
    Marjpf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Greater Los Angeles Area
    Posts
    1,916
    I'm a roller - love the way you asked the question!

  5. #5
    Super Member Kitsie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Ridgefield WA
    Posts
    4,916
    Blog Entries
    41
    Definitely a puddler! Lucky to have a kitchen table behind my machine and a second (my Nana's old table) to the left. Works quite well as I was also frustrated with trying to "organize" the surplus. Good luck!

  6. #6
    Super Member Prism99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Western Wisconsin
    Posts
    9,819
    Blog Entries
    1
    I make large accordion-like pleats for under the arm of the machine. I find this allows more flexibility with the quilting than rolling does, and I can still "puddle" a little around the needle if I want.

    For the left side, I just let that spread out. It helps a lot to have a large surface flat with the bed of the machine for that.

  7. #7
    Super Member Maride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    2,883
    I puddle. Tried rolling and messed it up, so changed that.

  8. #8
    Super Member katier825's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    6,697
    Blog Entries
    3
    Mostly I puddle on either side of the needle. I think it's easier to handle than rolling, but I have a Viking Sapphire, so I have more space to work with. I accordian fold the part in my lap. Seems to work better for me that way.

  9. #9
    Super Member dglvr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Eastern Washington
    Posts
    3,997
    UUUUUHM. I've never heard the term "puddler".
    So maybe I do or maybe I don't. :mrgreen:
    Okay whats puddler mean :shock:

  10. #10
    Super Member katier825's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    FL
    Posts
    6,697
    Blog Entries
    3
    It means instead of rolling, you puddle or scrunch up the quilt while you are quilting.

Page 1 of 7 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.