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Old 08-11-2014, 07:43 AM
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Default Largest Quilt you have Quilted?

I have a Janome 6600 and am currently FMQ a twin to full size quilt.

My next quilt is closer to a queen size.

I think I am going to quilt this one myself. I am a little worried about the size.

Would you tackle this? What is the largest quilt you have quilted on a DSM?

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Old 08-11-2014, 07:51 AM
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I would look at quilting as you go, or quilting in sections. There's a good book by Marti Michell which gives many different techniques on doing this:
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:01 AM
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I did a queen sized but only straight lines. The other queen sized I did the Gracie with a bl quilters pro which I have taken down. Next one will be quilt as you go method. I worked with a quilter that always used this method and her quilts were gorgeous! I did a full sized one several years ago that turned out well.
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i did a sitd on the 6600 with a queen size but that's about as big as i would try......
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:20 AM
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I did a full tied. Maybe little bigger than a full.
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:24 AM
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008-2-.jpg006-2-.jpg001-6-.jpg007-2-.jpgThis past winter/spring I quilted a large queen almost king size on my DSM Bernina. It is approx 101 x 111. I did a FMQ Flower and leaf design all over the quilt. It actually went much better than I had expected. It took 11 bobbins and I worked on it over 3 days.
I have a desk that my machine sinks into and the back lifts up to give me a larger flat surface. I also put wood clamps and cardboard around the edges to keep the quilt from falling off. I just made a big "puddle" and worked in that.

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Old 08-11-2014, 08:30 AM
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I made one about 102x90 on my littler Bernina. I did mostly swirlies and swooped around the flying geese. Just baste well and start in the middle. I usually end up having to re-smooth and re-pin as I work my way out. No matter how well I pin, there seems to be puffiness that needs to be re-smoothed towards the edges.
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:34 AM
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Ann Peterson' craftsy class about quilting large quilts on a DSM is very good
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Think about when you are driving on the freeway -- you are "looking ahead" but really concerned about the vehicles in your immediate area - same with quilting. Getting your quilt "stable on the table" is the main concern -- then just do it in sections as noted above - center out. Did a full on my back up machine - less than 6" throat. Must admit it's much easier with a wide throat area.
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Old 08-11-2014, 09:25 AM
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Once I quilted an oversized king quilt on my Bernina because I could not find a LAQ who would do a quilt that large. I cut the batting into 3 sections and the quilting went well. I used SITD for the quilt top and FMQ on the wide borders. I still do some twin size quilts on my Bernina; but recently, I have been sending large quilts to the LAQ. Best wishes with your queen size quilt.
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