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Thread: what is the largest quilt you've ever made?

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    Senior Member alisonquilts's Avatar
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    what is the largest quilt you've ever made?

    I am working on a ginormous quilt, which I predict will end up being 124" square when complete. This is the largest I have ever done, breaking my old record by about 9" on width and length. I am going to quilt it on my DSM. It is made from upholstery fabrics, and will weigh a ton when it is finished. Oh, and it is for a paying customer.

    I am still at the piecing stage...and I am already having nightmares about the layering and quilting!

    Last night as I lay awake (at 3am, of course) I mulled the various approaches to quilting this behemoth: should I QAYG? Should I do it in sections then combine the pieces? Bite the bullet, do the whole thing as one piece and pray for increased upper body strength to infuse me?!?

    I think I have decided to combine all the pieced squares (which will make a center of about 96" square), layer that on the backing with a generous allowance all around (l'm thinking about 30" on each side), quilt that, and then add the enormous border...

    What say ye?


    PS The quilting will be simple - mostly wavy diagonal lines, and SITD - so there won't be too much FMQ going on.

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    Super Member Chasing Hawk's Avatar
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    80 x 100 I believe is the largest so far. A quilt for my son and his wife.
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    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
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    your idea sounds great. i can't imagine doing the quilt in its entirety in one go. the largest i did was a king on my frame.
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    Super Member charsuewilson's Avatar
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    I've made several king size - 120x120". I'm working on one 106x106" now.

    I think it might be easier for you to quilt the inner square then add the borders.

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    Super Member Stitchnripper's Avatar
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    I made a king size on my dinky mechanical Brother and quilted it in the ditch. It was set on point so I started in the middle and worked out so there was minimal wrestling it.

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    I made a log cabin 97x112 for my 6 ft. 5in. Grandson. He loved it!

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    Super Member nygal's Avatar
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    The largest size quilts I've done are Queen size. I wouldn't enjoy making any bigger.
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    Super Member QandE2010's Avatar
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    I have quilted several king sized 120 x 120 on my DSM. ON all of them, I have quilted them prior to putting the borders on. A couple I split in sections & quilted that way. It just depends on the design. Good luck & show pictures.
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    Power Poster dunster's Avatar
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    Before I had a longarm I quilted all my large quilts in sections, using one of the various techniques in Marti Michell's book, Machine Quilting in Sections. She uses examples to help you decide which of the techniques to use for a particular quilt.

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    In 1988, I did a large king sized quilt. I used flannel for the batting, and tied it. That was before I knew anything about machine quilting and there was no time in my schedule for hand quilting. That quilt has been used a LOT!
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