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Thread: When using a mid arm

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    Junior Member Mary L Booth's Avatar
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    Quilt Frame how do you quilt it. I am use to quilting at my machine pushing the quilt, now I have my Handi quilter set up I need to deside how to quilt a pinwheel quilt. I usually do one block at a time.

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    depends on the size of the blocks, I can't do a 12" block with my juki, need to do in segments.. your machine looks like it might only do a 4" swip at a time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaR
    depends on the size of the blocks, I can't do a 12" block with my juki, need to do in segments.. your machine looks like it might only do a 4" swip at a time...
    It is 9/12 in arm space,

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    With what appears to be a normal size domestic machine on your frame--you are limited to 3-4 inches of quilting space so an overall meander would be the norm for that size. You can get creative though and do in the block designs or stop--needle down--and advance. You can do the same things with a small machine as you can with a large one--it just takes more planning & rolling. I've used both a 9" domestic machine and a 17" midarm on the frame and the only real difference is less rolling (advancing the quilt).

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    I have a Juki on my frame too. I quilt left to right on it. I can't do a whole block at a time on it so I do half blocks and then go right to left on the second side of the block.

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    I have the same set up as you do, if I want to do the whole block I have to advance and back up alot. I do mostly all over meandering. I'm not good at ruler work yet, but I practice it alot. It takes alot of time moving back and forth but it's worth it. When I get over half way thru the quilt and my throat space gets too small, I tack my sides and the end of quilt down and put a few rows of basting, then turn the quilt. Then I start were if left off and quilt to the end. Then the quilt is all on the belly bar.

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    Junior Member Mary L Booth's Avatar
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    What is ruler work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary L Booth
    What is ruler work?
    When you use a 1/4" ruler to do stitch-in-the-ditch or crosshatching. There are so many different shapes. If you go to youtube - there are alot of videos.

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    Thank you for all your help.

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