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Thread: Does anyone quilt in sections/

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    I have Marti Michell's book about quilting in sections but have never tried it. On larger quilts it looks like it might be easier when using a home sewing machine. Has anyone done it? Is there a tutorial on it? This is not QAYG. Thanks for the info.

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    I will watch this post. I'm wondering the same thing :)

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    On anything larger then a lap quilt I do in sections. So much easier on my domestic Singers and my shoulders

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    Its very easy to do when hand quilting too, and makes the quilt much more portable.

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    I do large ones in sections too. I FMQ on my domestic machine and it makes quilting sooooo much easier.

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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-64610-1.htm
    Yes, I did the Steeler quilt in three sections. I'm working on quilting another one right now in three sections. It does help to limit the bulk in the opening of the machine.

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    I've experimented with some of the techniques in that book, but on smaller quilts, just to get a feel for the techniques. I am using a variation of one of them for a bed size quilt now.

    First quilt is quilted in rows with covering strips on the back to cover the seams.

    For the last one, I quilted the center panel with a batting/backing large enough to add the turquoise border with stitch and flip, and then added the outer, wide borders with separate strips of border/batting/backing. It was one one of the techniques where you sew through about six layers (including two of batting). It had a poly batting so the seams weren't really very bulky, as they would have been if the batting had been cotton. On the back (which I didn't take a picture of, unfortunately) the seams in the backing fabric show, but there are no covering strips, so it looks "nicer" that way, if you don't like the look of covering strips on the back (they don't bother me).

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    I read instructions on quilting in sections where you cut the batting in wide zig-zags (like 6") but wonder with the new fusible batting tape if it would be OK to piece the batting straight instead of zig zag. What do you think?

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    I would agree. I have not always cut my in a zigzag. I usually hand sew it together. Have not thought about the tape. What I was wondering about is breaking the quilt up into sections as Marti Michell does and quilting each section and then sewing them all together. I wondered if it would be easier than doing the 1/3 thing. Let me know what you think.

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    I read something similiar but instead of a zig-zag you cut with a rolling back and forth line, then whip stitch the batting together. These instructions were popular before the advent of the fusible products and adhesive sprays. I will be following the comments posted on this thread.

    Pam M

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