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Thread: divid and conquer

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    Member elliej's Avatar
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    Sep 2011
    I've started a quilt that should finish 108x 116. It is to large to work across the rows so I want to do it in sections. My design wall is wide enough for half the width I need advice on how best to divid it for easy of handling. i thought about 6 rows by 6 columns, or 12 rows by 12 columns. Anyone with suggests?
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    Power Poster sewbizgirl's Avatar
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    Oct 2010
    I have no idea, but boy it's sure going to be pretty!

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    Junior Member ogama's Avatar
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    Jul 2011
    wow that is great. the way i did mine was to send it out and let her handle it. lol. i love your colors. blessings ogama

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    Super Member LyndaOH's Avatar
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    Jun 2011
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    If you are talking about keeping it organized while you're creating the blocks, I would use the flannel backed tablecloth method. While I was sewing I'd spread the tablecloth on the floor and when I was done for the day I'd roll it up. The blocks will stay right where you need them to. If you do have a wall you could tack it up on, that would be even better.

    If that's not practical, I would work on it in quarters. Divide it down the middle and across the middle. If it's symetrical that will work well.

    Either way, it's going to be beautiful!

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    Ontario, Canada
    If you mean for machine quilting, I would basically do one half at a time. I would leave about 4 inches or one block width unquilted along the centers. I would then stitch the two section fronts together, trim and butt the batting together and use the iron on batting tape to connect the batting. I would then carefully lay the backing fabric flat and hand stitch the center seam with invisble ladder stitching. I would then quilt the center section that is unquilted and finish the edge....or send it out to be long armed. The biggest I've attempted to quilt on my machine is twin size.

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    Power Poster blueangel's Avatar
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    Dec 2010
    It's beaautiful

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