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Thread: Does anyone here quilt Queens and Kings on their little machines?

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    Super Member HillCountryGal's Avatar
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    Made a queen size quilt and machine quilted it on my Singer, sitting on the kitchen table. Just rolled the sides up, started from the middle and worked out from there. Don't know if it was beginners luck, but there were no puckers on the back. I did have it pinned a good amount. Think if I ever make another one that big I'll baste instead of all those safety pins. Just can't afford or justify the cost of sending a quilt out to be quilted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingnd View Post
    I have spray basted my last two quilts. Both ended up with puckers in the backing fabric. How do you keep that from happening when using the basting spray. I assumed they were there because I moved the quilt around too much.
    Starch your backing before sandwiching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltingnd View Post
    I have spray basted my last two quilts. Both ended up with puckers in the backing fabric. How do you keep that from happening when using the basting spray. I assumed they were there because I moved the quilt around too much.
    I clip my quilts with binder clips on a large piece of plywood and stretch taunt but not too tight. If yo stretch backing too tight then when it is released it will pucker. I start clipping on one side edge of the so I m doing about 1/2 the quilt and then after I have attached both batting and top then I move the top so the other half is on the board, clip the sandwiched half and then clip the backing on the other half etc. By doing it this way then I am only moving the sandwich 1 time. I do not start in the middle out. Also I have found that I get way less puckers on the top with spray basting then pinning since the top and backing are "glued" in place and will not move.

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    I've made many large quilts with a small-throated domestic machine. The key is table space so that the quilt weight is supported, not hanging. Work directionally as turning around that much quilt is difficult. Tight roll the section that must lay inside the throat. Lock the cats out of the sewing room! Wear quilting gloves. Frequently take breaks to pull your shoulders down and stretch your back. Don't try to do it all in one setting! Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    My next big quilt I do, I will the 2 halves and then join them. I will quilt both halves leaving 2 inches unquilted down the center on both halves. I will then join the 2 top sections down the middle by machine. I with trim the batting to meet down the center of the quilt and iron on batting join tape. I will then iron one side of the back fabric over the join and overlap the second piece of the back. I will pin it and ladder stitch the back seam. If everything looks perfect, I will quilt the last 4 inch section down the center of the quilt.

    I just did a king size in 22 inch squares hand quilted, then assembled them. I want to do another king and will likely do what you have mentioned above. It really is quite easy to add another section.
    "An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail." Edwin Land

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    Wow...I'm surprised at how many of you quilt large quilts. I'm going to jump in with both feet!

    Gayle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grace MooreLinker View Post
    I quilt on my Singer 500 Attachment 389152 husband made the leaf for my dinning room table.
    This picture cracked me up. Now there is a serious quilter!!

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    i do all my kings and queens on my small kenmore sewing machine and i do FMQ all over i do it in sectons with the batting only in the section i am quilting starting in the middle then when i am done doing the middle i spray baste the next sectoion and add the batting and so on till it is all quilted , doing the middle does require a bit of bunching up but not as bad when the rest of the batting is not on the rest of the quilt

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