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ARRGGHH... need help machine quilting

Old 10-05-2011, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by feline fanatic
Originally Posted by Willa
Someone had put up a link to a you tube tute where the lady used boards with very little space (backing, batting and top were wound/unwound on/from the boards). Wished I had marked it.
:lol: :lol: Uh I think I may have granted your wish a few posts above.
lol Yes you did! Thank you I'm marking this time!!!!!!!
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:52 PM
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I started sandwiching mine on the wall in my (finished) garage. It works great! No wrinkles, puckers, and I don't have to crawl around on the floor.
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Old 10-06-2011, 03:06 AM
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have you tried hanging it on the wall?
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:04 AM
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These are great suggestions and timely - just getting to try doing my first queen-sized quilt myself.
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Old 10-06-2011, 05:08 AM
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I have one tip if you still want to baste with pins instead of spray baste. When I kept pinning to the carpet also, I put my 18x24 cutting mat underneath the backing, where I was pinning and moved it around section by section. No more carpet!
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:10 AM
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I have a small space for quilting also, the size of a card table, but I made it bigger by getting a large piece of plexiglass and putting that on top of it. Since the card type table has a place cut out for my machine to fit into, (a 1914 red eye), I placed the plexiglass OVER the base of my machine and cut out the place where the needle etc go through. I am very happy with the space and the plexiglass is thick enough (1/8 inch) that it doesn't bend. I think that you can get it in 1/4 inch also. I bought it at the True Value Hardware in my town. and paid about $23 for it.
Just thought this might help.
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:12 AM
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Send it it me, I'll quilt it for you!
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Old 10-06-2011, 07:48 AM
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Has anyone ever tried to sandwich by using an elongated
clothes line. I haven't tried it but overheard a conversation. Using clothes pins at the top, lay out the
backing with the batting and the top. Put ironing board
underneath the line to avoid getting dirty. Pin a few rows
and then move what you have pinned over the top and start
another row. I wouldn't do it this way but if I didn't have
anything else to work with I would try it.
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Old 10-06-2011, 08:05 AM
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Pingpong table! What a great idea! I'm going to look for one at garage sales, thrift stores, etc. Plenty big and handy for storing. Thanks for the hint!

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Old 10-06-2011, 08:21 AM
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For large quilts I use Grandma's quilting frame. Pin the backing to the fabric-wrapped board and stretch them out using chairs for legs. Smooth the batting out, then the top. Roll 2 sides toward the center and start pinning in the center, unrolling the sides and smoothing as I go. Works great and I can do it in the living room or over the top of my bed or in the garage. When everything is pin basted together I take the quilt off the frame and go to my DSM to quilt. The frame is just 4 1x2 boards that lay along the wall under my bed when I'm not using them, and 4 large "C" clamps that store with my other tools.

Grandma used her frame to hold the quilt for hand quilting, but I don't have room to keep the frame set up for days on end. I love having it to use. Makes me feel like she and I are quilting together.
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