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Norma Luikart 12-30-2006 06:49 PM

Has anyone ever tried the quilting in sections procedure for putting quilts together? I have a couple of books I purchased from Amazon.com on this procedure.

Instructor at Viking shop told me about the process and how much easier it is than the usual way of sewing completed blocks together to make quilt top. You complete one block at a time, and then cut the backing and batting and put together with completed block plus sashing and then quilt the block. You procede this way with all the blocks you are using and then sew all blocks together and, voila', your quilt is done except for the borders and binding.

Sounds pretty nifty to me...has anyone ever tried it yet? This has been around for years and is making a resurgence in popularity, at least around where I live. Local quilt shop is even giving classes in it.

kathy 12-31-2006 04:19 AM

I've heard of that but only for certain patterns that end up being reversable quilts.I was thinking of trying to do one in sections, maybe quarters. For machine quilting on a regular machine it would be so much easier to manage.

Jezebel George 12-31-2006 05:53 AM

Howdy, Norma. Looks like we are almost neighbors. I've been meaning to hit the quilt shops out that way. Beautiful country. I'm over south of DC.

Norma Luikart 12-31-2006 10:40 AM

Hi Kathy,

Thinks for your note. Let me know how you do with trying the quilting in sections procedure. I have 4 lap quilt tops I am working on now for dtrs. They were originally supposed to be Xmas presents but guess they will be for birthdays instead in 2007!

After I finish quilting and binding these, I think I will try the section process and see how it goes.

Happy New Year and thanks for your input.

Fondly, Norma

Norma Luikart 12-31-2006 10:59 AM

Hello Penny,

If you ever make it over this way, let me know. Would love to meet you and maybe we could hit Wendy's or some other "luncheon" place! There is a really neat quilt shop called Patchwork Quilting in Dayton, VA, which is just south of Harrisonburg on Rt. 11. They have lots of great classes as well as nice fabrics. I usually go to Joann's in Winchester.

We spend the month of August in VT, so I'm really anxious to get over to Keepsake Quilting in Center Harbor, NH. Have you ever been there? I get there catalog and have flagged there website for sales, etc. They have more beautiful fabric than I have ever seen ANYWHERE! I just can't wait to walk through their doors...Nirvana to the quilter!!

There is also the Shenandoah Valley Quilters Guild that meets once a month on Saturdays at the Massanutten Resort on Rt. 33, east of Harrisonburg. I've thought about joining as they have a large group of excellent and talented quilters, as well as an annual quilt show.

Happy New Year. Fondly, Norma

Norma Luikart 12-31-2006 11:03 AM

P.S. Your dogs are absolutely beautiful. What breed are they? We have an 11 yr. old Glen of Imaal terrier named Lucky and a 2 yr. old Cocker spaniel named Luci. What would we do without our doggies?!


Jezebel George 12-31-2006 11:36 AM

Norma, I will surely give you a call if I get over there. It would be fun to meet you. I've been to the Little Quilt Shop in Madison which is a bit further south from you. Never been to Keepsake Quilting but wouldn't it be fun to go? As for my girls, they are Samoyeds - Sapphire, Jezebel and Evelyn.

Norma Luikart 12-31-2006 12:07 PM


Yes, it would be fun. Have a great New Year's and look forward to meeting you, too, sometime. My husband and I are retired, so don't have to worry about taking "time off" or anything!

Best regards, Norma

ceannastahr 12-31-2006 05:02 PM

I was thinking about try it I was surfing and found this site with differnt methods to do it doesnt look to hard .
here is the site if you want to checkmit out.

Becky 01-01-2007 03:05 AM

I have done the quilting in sections, I started by reading and watching the (Cotton Theory Quilting) Then I tried her Theory, I really like it but got confused on her concept of intersections and roads. So with using her idea I went off on my own, and came up with my own solution. I like it alot better, because your right about it being easier to quilt on the machine, and easier to hand quilt as well, because I hand quilt as I go. As I've gotton more comfortable with her techinque, I've tried and thought of other things. So I for one found it to be great.

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