Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Larger quilts >

Larger quilts

Larger quilts

Old 09-28-2007, 09:05 AM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 707
Default

I’m working on my first big quilt (queen sized Irish chain) and was wondering if you all have any advice or tips when working on large quilts? I was going to ‘graduate’ to the larger sizes, but found myself cutting away at fabric till the queen size just happened.

I’ve most of the blocks strip pieced and ready to assemble (whew!) and I plan on hand quilting it afterwards. The advice on ripping long strips (see “The long cut” post) for the borders will help, but is there anything else I should approach differently?
Steve is offline  
Old 09-28-2007, 10:39 AM
  #2  
Super Member
 
vicki reno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 2,423
Default

I find the walking foot is helpful for piecing as well as quilting. I tend to use sashing around my blocks and this keeps the sashing exactly where it should be on those long runs.
vicki reno is offline  
Old 09-28-2007, 11:01 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 707
Default

I'm using the quarter inch foot on the blocks to keep them even and the Irish chain doesn't entail sashing (would break the chain), but I'll file the ideas for later use. Thanks vicki! :D
Steve is offline  
Old 11-11-2007, 09:00 PM
  #4  
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: TEXAS,Everything is BIGGERinTexas!!!!!!!!
Posts: 67
Default

:wink: You are a busy bee!!!!
ArtquilterNEWWAYtoQUILT is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Krystyna
Main
12
02-14-2016 06:59 AM
TeresaPendino
Main
14
01-07-2016 10:39 AM
JNCT14
Main
46
03-22-2015 06:33 PM
KimS
Main
12
08-23-2011 03:54 AM
Quilting G
Main
36
02-09-2009 01:21 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.