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    FMQ on domestic

    I love watching the interviews of Best of Show designers. I always pick up a new technique or design idea from these brilliantly talented people. The attached link is a winner from a few years ago and her quilt is absolutely stunning and so personal. I would love to sit and sew with her...I just love her... Anywhoo...her approach and technique to FMQ'ing a large quilt on a domestic machine is ingenious and one I never heard of before..tho others may have. If you don't want to learn about her quilt and watch the whole thing, speed forward to the 7:41 mark where she talks about the quilting process. I am so gonna try this...

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    That's so logical! I'd never imagine it on my own - thanks for sharing!! What an *amazing* quilt she made!
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    Very interesting.

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    Wow! What a fabulous quilt! And the way she quilted it with the batting removed from each side is so smart!
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    Very fascinating! Marti Michell has a Craftsy class (now Bluprint) and a book on this method too. I definitely want to try it myself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZquilter View Post
    Very fascinating! Marti Michell has a Craftsy class (now Bluprint) and a book on this method too. I definitely want to try it myself!
    Yes, she does. She talks about this technique. I love her Quilting in Sections book. I allowed me to FMQ a king sized quilt on my 20+ year old Bernina with a tiny throat space.
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    I love the story of her quilt, so many thoughts in making it and beautiful quilt.
    I bought Marti Michell's book and I do like cashs_mom now :king sized quilt, and my tiny throat space old sewing machine. A least, this way it is manageable!

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    That's a beautiful quilt and story. I've tried quilting with taking the batting out then hand stitching it back, to me, it was more of a hassle.

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    Fabulous quilt and beautiful story.

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    This quilter's work -- mostly art quilts -- was on exhibit locally recently, and a friend and I attended. Her quilts are absolutely beautiful and impeccably made!

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    I have done this twice. Both times when quilting a king size quilt. the first time I was seeing on my original Janome which had a small throat. This was when I had only been quilting for a year or two. I was in Hancock fabrics talking to the gal who was cutting batting for me (for the king quilt) and I was telling her what a challenge it was going to be to get the quilting done and she suggested this method. It was such an "light bulb went on" moment. I was able to successfuly get that beast quilted.

    The second time was more recent when I made a new king size quilt to replace the first one. Now I quilt on a Janome with an 11 inch throat, so I definately had more room to work. probably could have just left the batting whole as I did a simple quilt a motif, but a I figured better safe than sorry.

    Thank you for sharing the link. Such an amazing quilt and quilter. Loved hearing her story about the meaning behind her award winning quilt.

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    Ekuw....so glad to get someone's first hand knowledge on this technique. I have a quilt top with a lot of applique I have not quilted yet so I will be trying this out on this quilt. I know it's probably a bit more time consuming but it may be worth it in the long run. I don't mind spending more time for less frustration.

    NZ & Cashsmom... I will look into the class and book. Thanks so much for info...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Friday1961 View Post
    This quilter's work -- mostly art quilts -- was on exhibit locally recently, and a friend and I attended. Her quilts are absolutely beautiful and impeccably made!
    She is so talented. In interview, she shared she teaches Baltimore Album quilts. I have a pattern and kitted fabric to do a BA....wished she lived closer...lol..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Teen View Post
    I know it's probably a bit more time consuming but it may be worth it in the long run. I don't mind spending more time for less frustration.

    NZ & Cashsmom... I will look into the class and book. Thanks so much for info...
    That was exactly my thought. It probably did take me a bit more time, but lots less frustration. No trying to poke a huge quilt thru the small throat on the machine. It was much easier to FMQ that big quilt on my little machine.
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    oh yes, Quilting in Sections was Marti Mitchell's book. i have one.
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