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Thread: Done....my first King Quilt

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    Done....my first King Quilt

    So happy...finally I FMQ'd my King size quilt...the top sat in my closet..I called several places to have them use their long arm...90.00...forget that...I finally did it on my sewing machine...YAH...looks great...and i just finished the binding tonight after work...its now in the washer...fingers crossed...I did not prewash the muslim backing....hoping, praying it will be ok....I normally prewash everything.
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    Yeah!!! Congrats to you Love to see a pic
    Happiness is a form of travel...not a destination.

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    Good for you! Doesn't it feel good!!!! I find quilting it myself very rewarding. I hope you do too.

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    I will admit it was not as fun doing such a large quilt but it really was not that hard...so glad I did it...it was just a simple meandering...put it looks good...I do want to learn to do harder FMQ'ing...I am getting there. That is this years challange for me. I am staying up until the quilt is out of the dyer. LOL

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    You will have to post a picture!!! I am sure it feels good to be done. I have an almost king size top waiting to be quilted. In fact, my batting just arrived from Connecting Threads today. I have already snipped all of the threads, the backing is pieced. It was going to be $150, give or take, to send it to someone with a longarm. Decided no to that as well. Am hoping to get a Brother PQ1500S in the next 4 to 6 weeks (for the additional harp space). Kind of waiting for that, but very nervous about attempting it. I can do a decent meander - but have never tried anything that large.

    Your challenge is also mine for this year - bump up my skill level with FMQ.

    Can I ask what sewing machine you used for the FMQ? I have a Janome MC4800. Have contemplated cutting the batting and thirds and proceeding with the middle section first, then moving to the sides. Or wait until I have the larger throat space on the Brother. Just not sure...

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    I have a king size quilt that needs quilting done but my quilt shop wants 200 to do it! So I think am going to be brave and do some stitch in the ditch. I waver between the two I guess I'll have to make a decision and just jump right in and start.

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    I always stitch in the ditch. I actually like the way it looks, though I realize not everyone does.

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    Good for you! The biggest I've FMQ so far is a twin. I like to take a quilt out of the dryer when slightly damp and block it out on a clean sheet in the spare bedroom. I close the door and let it dry over night for a nice flat look.

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    I have a Jamone 7700 which does have a nice long arm. It was easy enough to get it in the machine. the quilt was big I used my kitch table with the insert in that helped. I also folded the quilt on the table to prevent drag. I foound the drag of the quilt was harder to handle than FMQ'ing it in the machine, I saw a blog that someone hooked the quilt on the celing. I asked my husband if I could do that...LOL...NO was the answer. But if your sewing room is in the cellar you may be able to do that. I bet it would help. Good luck...you will love FMQ'ing...I think for me the thought of it was the problem because it really was not that bad. With the savings of not paying 100.00 to have a long armer do my quilt...FABRIC....for my next project.
    Quote Originally Posted by DawnFurlong View Post
    You will have to post a picture!!! I am sure it feels good to be done. I have an almost king size top waiting to be quilted. In fact, my batting just arrived from Connecting Threads today. I have already snipped all of the threads, the backing is pieced. It was going to be $150, give or take, to send it to someone with a longarm. Decided no to that as well. Am hoping to get a Brother PQ1500S in the next 4 to 6 weeks (for the additional harp space). Kind of waiting for that, but very nervous about attempting it. I can do a decent meander - but have never tried anything that large.

    Your challenge is also mine for this year - bump up my skill level with FMQ.

    Can I ask what sewing machine you used for the FMQ? I have a Janome MC4800. Have contemplated cutting the batting and thirds and proceeding with the middle section first, then moving to the sides. Or wait until I have the larger throat space on the Brother. Just not sure...

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    My husband bought me a Janome 7700 best investment ever...I have made 20 quilts last year...so it has already paid for its self. So when people say you paid how much...I said Not a thing...free...Just kidding....but really the coast of my machine would have been the cost of paying someone else to FMQ for me. And best of all...when I give my quilts to my family its really 100 percent made by me. ; 0
    Quote Originally Posted by patiese1 View Post
    I have a king size quilt that needs quilting done but my quilt shop wants 200 to do it! So I think am going to be brave and do some stitch in the ditch. I waver between the two I guess I'll have to make a decision and just jump right in and start.

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