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    NOW I see...

    I've only been quilting about a year. Have a Janome mc6600P. I kept wondering what the big deal was about quilting a full-sized quilt on it because the two big quilts I've done weren't bad. I must have used Quilters Dream batting on those, because now I'm doing an 80x80 with Warm & White. Geez, what a heavy hard "wrassling" match...I was going to do a lot of quilting on this-I love this top & a member here was kind enough to send me the pattern when I was looking for it. Stitch in the ditch is all this baby is gonna get now. Wow
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    Yes, I think that's probably one of the main lures of having a long arm -- no wrassling. (And the other is probably, no basting.)

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    yep, try to start in the middle and work out. one section at a time. Great quilt!

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    Your quilt is so beautiful! Yes, that W&N can be a wrestling match and not squishable like the QD. Hope you have the energy to do a little something special in the white parts....
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    The baskets were done first and then, I just finished a king size on my Viking Ruby using the embroidery machine part to do the quilting.Name:  basket king size.jpg
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    I love your top!
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    I like stitch in the ditch piecing!

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    W&N is definitely stiffer than Quilter's Dream. I still hand quilt with it though. Sorry for your troubles.

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    It is LOTS thicker & heavier.. The unopened Queen one I still have will get used for throw sized quilts. QD is probably more suitable for our climate anyway.

    There is a new sewing spot close to me that gives a lesson then lets you rent time on a long arm. I so want to try it.

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    Bearisgray, I like SID quilting too, but I really want to do something with all the white.

    lfstamper, thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mdegenhart View Post
    I've only been quilting about a year. Have a Janome mc6600P. I kept wondering what the big deal was about quilting a full-sized quilt on it because the two big quilts I've done weren't bad. I must have used Quilters Dream batting on those, because now I'm doing an 80x80 with Warm & White. Geez, what a heavy hard "wrassling" match...I was going to do a lot of quilting on this-I love this top & a member here was kind enough to send me the pattern when I was looking for it. Stitch in the ditch is all this baby is gonna get now. Wow
    Which Quilter's Dream batting did you use? I have always used Warm and White and am interested in something lighter. Was it cotton, polyester, something else? I just googled and there are many different types. I like being able to not have to quilt closer than 8 inches...but sure would like something not quite as heavy.

    Your quilt is beautiful! You might find supporting your quilt with your ironing board to your left, perpendicular to your sewing table/desk could help with quilting the larger quilts. I just sit mine next to me, moving it down to the height of my desk.

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    Dina, the Select Natural Cotton & it can be quilted 8" apart.It comes in white & black too.

    I have a six foot heavy folding table from my Dad's old classroom, so the quilt is all on the table to my left, but my machine is not set-in level with the table surface.

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    Love your quilt! Lovely pattern and colors. Love the idea of a little more quilting in the white, too.

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    When I started quilting in the 80s, I was taught to roll up the quilt and throw it up on my shoulders. I tried that once and didn't like it. The solution is simple, support your quilt. Use anything available in the garage or any room such as shelf, TV table or ironing board. Find any way to support the quilt. I have a piece of board that sits on a drawer and then the bookcase located behind me. I designed my quilting area based on HOW BEST to support the quilt. Recently, there have been threads showing the use of some sort of suspenders. As long as you support the quilt, you can quilt a Queen size easily. I quilted my Avatar using my Bernina 1530. I still do use my old Singer sewing desk I got for a graduation gift in 1970.
    A Good Friend, like an old quilt, is both a Treasure and a Comfort

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    MDEGENHART - your quilt top is Great! with beautiful colors and awesome piecing! Nice work!

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    My GOAL is to ALWAYS ENJOY EVERY STEP of the quilting process....

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere View Post
    MDEGENHART - your quilt top is Great! with beautiful colors and awesome piecing! Nice work!

    Nan
    I agree with Nan You've done a super job and the colours make it such a "happy" quilt

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    Than you for the compliments.I think this one is pretty & it has the deep bright blue as borders, which really pulls it together. I like it a lot.

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    Sew beautiful. ....

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    That is so very pretty. Great job.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Great quilt. It's beautiful!

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    Such a pretty quilt! You did a great job. I don't think I would worry about SID because the quilt itself is so pretty.

    Susan

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    I have found that putting extra tables around my sewing table when I am quilting a large quilt really helps. I make sure the quilt is on the tables and not dragging over the edge really makes a difference. It's not a wrestling match done that way, no matter which batting I use. Happy quilting!

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    I have also found with Warm and Natural that I get bearding that I don't get with QD. If you don't want "wrassle" don't use Hobbs either. I have a longarm and I've decided that I am going to go exclusively with QD - better results!

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    Beautiful quilt!
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    It's already a pretty quilt!
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