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Thread: Should I use this for my first attempt at all over FMQ?

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    Senior Member Tashana's Avatar
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    I do fmq on my singer 5050 on my dining room table and I don't know if I could get used to anything else. My largest Fmq quilt was 60x80. You can do it ! Have fun . I love your quilt. It looks really cool.

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    I use a Bernina 1530 to FMQ and my machine is on top of my table. I bought a plexiglass extension table that helps a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MathTeacher1980 View Post
    I have stuck mainly with straight line quilting, and I know I could do that pretty easily with this top. Since I used all fabrics from my stash (except the sashing) and it was quick, I would not be upset over even major mistakes.

    My biggest concern is that I quilt on my kitchen table so my machine is not flush with the surface of the table. I do not know if I could tackle this kind of project with my current set up.

    Do any of you quilt without a flush mount set up?
    This is what I ended up doing. My quilting machine has no room for the quilt on the left side of the needle. My other machine does have enough room to "fake it 'til you make it" and I didn't have to use anything on the left of it.

    The great thing about this is that it has other uses when I'm not using it to quilt. I've put the lamp on it and given me a few extra inches when I'm at the cutting table. I've used it as a tray. Seems like there's more, but it's too early in the morning to remember now! It only cost about $5 to make, and I've covered it with pretty Contact paper and just love it!

    And your quilt is beautiful and I hope you decide to FMQ it.
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    Check out El's table top idea here: http://www.quiltinaday.com/freepattern/

    Also there is an idea for making a foam board 'table' that works well. I don't have the link right handy, but I think if you google a foam sewing machine table you may find it easy.

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    I think you should try your FMQ as I believe curvy lines will look very nice with this quilt since it has so many straight edges to it. ENJOY!

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    I like your quilt - beautiful colors! Would love to see the finished project!

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    I have quilted lots of quilts with machine not flush with the table. It is very doable, just do it. Now I have a plexiglass table for my machine. Quilt gets hung up on the curved ends, always need to make sure the quilt can move smoothly. If you want to quilt you will be able to do it. Determination to quilt will make it doable.
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    No advice for you, but love the quilt! It's beautiful!
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    I quilt queen size quilts on my table with no problem. My machine is not flush. .

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