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Thread: Lap Quilting ????????

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    Senior Member teddysmom's Avatar
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    I'm thinking about doing lap quilting, partly due to lack of space for a frame. We live full time in a 5th wheel and space is at a premium. Has anyone out there tried it, how did you like it, did you encounter any patterns that were not suitable for lap quilting?

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    no frames for me. Have done many projects in front of the TV and on the road (you have to adjust your needle to the bumps).

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    Georgia Bonesteel is (was?) the queen of lap quilting, she wrote a couple of books on lap quilting some years back, you might find her helpful if you google her, I think I remember one called "Lap Quilting with Georgia Bonesteel" - good luck!

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    Teddysmom: I have the book SweetSlumber "lap quilting with Georgia Bonesteel" is talking about and a small standing quilting fr. that can but used on leg or not. that I can sale you if that what you think you would like to do this how did all my quilts until my son made me a big fr.

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    Senior Member B. Louise's Avatar
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    I hand quilted my profile pic, 103 inches square, in a hoop, in my lap. I managed the bulk by resting it on a chair beside my comfortable seat.

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    I am lap quilting a twin size now in a round hoop. I manage the bulk by rolling the length and using safety pins to secure and then rolling the other side and pinning. This makes a large square, the bulk compact and managable. I can also get my hand on the underside quite easily now. This is what works for me. Don't be afraid to try different techniques and you will find one that is suited for you. Happy Quilting.

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    I lap quilt without a hoop. This requires a lot of basting but once you've tried it I bet you never turn to a hoop again....lol!

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    I also lap quilt without a hoop...just have never been able to get the right tension using a hoop so go without...as long as you baste really well, it works. I even had an expert quilter once comment on how flat my quilt was...and she was surprized when I told her I didn't use a frame or hoop.

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    I don't use hoops although I do own Georgina's books which I find so complicated, I prefer the newer method name "Quilt as you go" and have done a number of quilts using this method http://www.quilterscache.com/H/howtoquiltoneatatime.html My largest project was this one which I was quite pleased with.



    What is nice that you can get 2 quilts in one as QAYG are reversible!

    If you google Quilt as you go you will get loads of links and info.

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    I use a 12 inch hoop on my lap and have done all size quilts with it. Never a problem.

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