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Thread: tutorial on how to quilt your quilt with a sewing machine

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    http://www.diynetwork.com/videos/sew...ions/3270.html

    this an interesting idea. I have not tried it yet.

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    Thank you for the link!

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    Thanks!

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    Thanks! I am going to trying this on a baby quilt I need to complete.

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    Interesting concept, although I have to wonder, after you've quilted the middle part, and then have to sew back the batting to it's other half, wouldn't that be just as cumbersome?

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    I think the hardest part is trying to quilt the middle. I can see doing it to quilt the middle of the quilt.
    Quote Originally Posted by tuesy
    Interesting concept, although I have to wonder, after you've quilted the middle part, and then have to sew back the batting to it's other half, wouldn't that be just as cumbersome?

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    Very interesting idea!

    I would love to hear from anyone here who has actually tried it!

    Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuesy
    Interesting concept, although I have to wonder, after you've quilted the middle part, and then have to sew back the batting to it's other half, wouldn't that be just as cumbersome?
    You would only have the unquilted side to get into the throat area, the center would be off to the left.

    Thank you for sharing this link :D:D:D

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    Cool! Great technique! Almost a qayg.

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    I tried it and I love it. You don't have all that batting and material shoved under the arm. When I put the batting back on one end I sprayed the edges and butted them together and used the spray as usual. Worked like a charm! I did add a few extra pins to hold it but I do that anyway. I doubt I would use it on a quilt the size in the tute but big ones are great.

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    I have done this and this is the only way to go for big quilts.

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    Will have to try this idea. Thanks

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    Do you hand stitch the batting back together, or do you use the machine?

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug
    http://www.diynetwork.com/videos/sew...ions/3270.html

    this an interesting idea. I have not tried it yet.

    You can find the same type of technique in the book:
    Singer (Sewing Reference Library)
    The Quilting Bible
    except that the batting is cut straight, not in curves (which I will try out when I quilt my second quilt over the Christmas holidays).
    The method does work. It is quite easy to slip-stitch the batting back together. I cut the batting where the quilting crossed over it as much as possible. There were no visible 'breaks' in the quilt later on.

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    Thanks for the tutorial. Like the idea of less bulk.

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    thanks for the tute. wow need this when I dont feel like longarming.

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    Thank you. I will try this. I hate FMQ!

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    I am so thankful to have learned this. Thank you for sharing this site.

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    Thank you! I definetly will try it.

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    Thank you for all of your comments. I have not tried this yet but I plan to. If it works will I will do this instead of a long arm. Long arms are very large and would take up my whole room. This does seem like a very interesting idea. I really love the look of the quilt being quilted instead of tied. I just can't see paying for someone else to quilt for me all the time. I did find a place that charges very little but I am sure she will not always be able to charge that. Her thread alone must cost half of what she is charging me.

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    I just bought a new sewing machine so once it comes in...I am thinking of doing this instead of sending it to the quilt shop to quilt...they only charge me 35.00...but my husband said he would rather have one that I did...even if its not perfect. The quilt will be Full size once I put on the borders. Sound like I only have to cut the batting once...quilt the centers than I should be all set.

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    Thanks!

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