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Thread: I am about 2 seconds from going back to sewing doll clothes

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    Quote Originally Posted by doridori
    I machine quilted an oversize King Size quilt as a wedding present for my daughter on my little old circa 1955 straight stich Singer Sewing Machine summer before last. I cut the batting into three sections, spray glued one section, meander-quilted that one section (it was the left hand side of the quilt so that all that was under the arm of the sewing machine was two layers of fabric and at times, some of the batting. Once I had one section quilted, I sewed together and glued in the middle section, quilted that, and then the last section. It worked like a charm. The top and backing were all one full size piece, but without the batting, it fit under the head of my machine. It was not "easy", but it was do-able and going forward, I will do the same for any other large quilt. This may not help with this particular quilt, but try it with other quilts. It makes a difference.
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    Thank you. Not only was that a great idea but I actually understood what you ment. Sometimes I dont always get the concept because I havent been at this long enough. Next big quilt I do I will try it your way.

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    I think its a nice quilt. I too have the quilt over my shoulder on the floor and everywhere. It doesn't help that I am short to begin with with short arms and short legs and "Lord, if there is another life after this one, please please give me long legs and long arms. Thank you in advanced." And I always need a "boob" guard. You know for those times your quilt is thrown over your shoulder while it has pins in it and you lean forward or adjust the quilt and your "boob" gets poked. So If I remember which really isnt very often, I have a little 4 x4 inch cutting mat that I will insert into my bra to prevent those moments of Unpleasantness. LOL My biggest fear about this is that I will have to go to the store or something and it will still be in there. LOL

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    Super Member mhansen6's Avatar
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    I know how you feel. I can't wrestle a large quilt either. I do the quilt as you go and it works wonderful. It breaks it down into managable sections.
    I also send out my large quilts to a long arm quilter. It is not worth the struggle.

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    Lincoln, Montana
    It will get better Smikles. Keep on quilting.

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