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Thread: quilting a small quilt without an extension table.

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    Super Member twixbar's Avatar
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    I was wondering if it is possible to quilt a lap quilt without having an extension table attatched to your domestic sewing machine. Thank-you every-one for all your help in the past, and hopefully some-one can answer this for me.
    Rhona (twixbar)

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    how small? The table really, really helps.

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    I've done quilts up to queen size without an extension table. It's not easy but it's not imposssible.

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    It is. You will want to support the weight of the quilt so that it doesn't drag as you are stitching. You can use an ironing board to the left of your machine at the edge of your sewing table to help support it if you need to.

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    You can do it, maybe a little harder on the wrists/hands.

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    You can do it, maybe a little harder on the wrists/hands.

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    I have a plastic table that slips on to the sleeve arm of my Bernina. It isn't overly big but that is fine for doing smaller quilts. If you just have the sleeve arm it will be hard because you need at least enough space for your hands to rest on either side of the needle. If you have that much room, you should be fine.

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    I use my ironing board, like "the casual quilter" suggested. So far I have done 28 quilts that way. Works well.

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    Use another table, plastic bins whatever to help hold quilt!

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