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Thread: Questin re Hand Quilting on Grace Frame

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    I just (finally) got a queen quilt mounted on my Grace Quilting frame. Do I need to start hand quilting in the middle, or can I work from the bottom up? The only other projects I've done on the Grace frame were small table toppers which I quilted from the bottom up without a problem. I am still a newbie. Don't ask why my first "real" quilt is a queen size. Guess it's genetic as my first crochet project was a bathrobe. :roll:

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    Guess it's genetic as my first crochet project was a bathrobe


    :lol: :lol: :lol:
    I am also hand quilting on a grace frame and started in the middle. I spray basted and whenever I finish one section I take it off and check the back to be on the safe side.
    I think its better to start in the middle of a queen size.
    Granny

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    I always start quilting in the middle-no matter how large or small the project is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanuatu Jill
    I always start quilting in the middle-no matter how large or small the project is.
    What she said :-)

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    I know the center is the "right" answer, but I have to ask why that's true on a no-baste frame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maia B
    I know the center is the "right" answer, but I have to ask why that's true on a no-baste frame...
    you have to baste the quilt before you can quilt it on a grace frame.
    Granny

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    Oh, I've got a Grace catalog, and they have at least two no-baste frames, that's what I was thinking of...

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    Quote Originally Posted by granny_59
    Quote Originally Posted by Maia B
    I know the center is the "right" answer, but I have to ask why that's true on a no-baste frame...
    you have to baste the quilt before you can quilt it on a grace frame.
    Granny
    I have a no-baste Grace frame and also emailed them my question. Their reply was that I don't need to start in the middle, but can quilt from the bottom up! Now I am confused and REALLY don't want to do it wrong. Everyone, please share your experiences with this newbie. HELP ~!

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    I would say that with a no-baste frame it doesnt matter where you start and if you have a frame where you baste the quilt first then start in the middle.
    Granny

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    Quote Originally Posted by granny_59
    I would say that with a no-baste frame it doesnt matter where you start and if you have a frame where you baste the quilt first then start in the middle.
    Granny
    Thank you and Phew! I will start quilting tonight. I think I will check underneath as I go though - just to be sure..... God bless you and all the other quilters for your participation in this blog!

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