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Thread: quilting a BIG quilt

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    Junior Member Tamara's Avatar
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    Have you ever felt like you were trying to push a elephant threw a doggie door when quilting on a reg. sewing machine quilting a king size quilt. I spend the day doing this and I can't wait to get done with this one....

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    Yes!! It really gets my shoulders and back too, trying to shove some great behemoth through that tiny little space. But I don't have a long arm and the budget to send things off, so I must carry on!

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    YES !!! I try to do one quarter at a time so there isn't so much to deal with at once.

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    i know just what you mean

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    Yep, I started renting longarm time locally because of this.

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    After the last very heavy >queen sized quilt I free motion quilted on my DM, I made a rule for myself --only one large (Queen or bigger) quilt per year. Firm rule. No exceptions. It made me feel empowered to set limits.

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    I guess this wouldn't be something to try for a first time quilt then... I am just finishing piecing a double bed quilt and have never FMQ before.

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    I wouldn't even attempt quilting on my regular machine. I cannot even imagine a KING size quilt. You folks are warriors!!!

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    I love that you are so correct! my first machine had a throat of 5" try quilting a quilt on that. Like giving birth all over again :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiltforme
    I love that you are so correct! my first machine had a throat of 5" try quilting a quilt on that. Like giving birth all over again :)
    LOL!!!!

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