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Thread: How do I sew the borders of a quilt on my Baby Grace frame?

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    How do I sew the borders of a quilt on my Baby Grace frame?

    I just got a new Baby Grace frame and a Huskvarna sweing machine. Up til now I've been doing free motion quilting on my Bernina. With a frame I can't turn the quilt sideways to do the quitling on the verticle borders. Anyone out ther know a tutorial that shows how to do this?

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    The way I do the vertical borders is to turn the quilt and re mount the quilt on the frame. It's a little bit of a pain but it works.

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    or depending on what design you're doing, quilt, roll, quilt roll. i've done both and if it's larger than a baby quilt i find it's easier to turn the quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltcamp View Post
    The way I do the vertical borders is to turn the quilt and re mount the quilt on the frame. It's a little bit of a pain but it works.
    this is what i do as well.
    Nancy in western NY

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    Why can't you turn the quilt sideways? I put small quilts on sideways to begin with--less rolling. Is your frame not wide enough to turn the quilt? If that is your issue--you could try folding your quilt and remounting it. This is what I plan to do for a king size top I have if hubby doesn't hurry up and extend my frame back out to 12' like he promised when we "temporarily" set it up at 10' 18 months ago!
    Beverly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltcamp View Post
    The way I do the vertical borders is to turn the quilt and re mount the quilt on the frame. It's a little bit of a pain but it works.
    yep, this is what I do, unless you want to do a little of the side at a time and then roll the quilt, which is a pain if it is a long border. You will have to try both ways to see what you like. enjoy your frame, I know you will.
    Vicki Mc in SC
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    Borders are easy on a regular machine because there is no bulk in the throat.
    I just set up a long arm table with a strait stitch machine and will do the center of the quilt on this but will do my borders on my Sapphire.

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    Thanks for all the advise....I got sick with bad bronchitis just after I posted...I'll try your suggestions soon!

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