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Thread: UFO Help (pics added )

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    Well I'm working on one of my UFOS . It's a queen and I'm doing it on my Viking Freesia 415 (small). What a work out. Is there an easier way to do this. I've only did this ounce before. Now I know why I did not go back to it until now.
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    Your quilt top looks beautiful, love the colors. Good luck and hope someone can give you some advice....need help also. Have my County Line queen size to do and it just scares me to even think about putting all that material under the machine arm to quilt it. :roll:

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    Beautiful quilt. Are you rolling it? I lay mine out on the floor then roll both sides to the spot I am quilting. Then I have these 2 rolls that I put over my shoulder.

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    Yes, you need to roll your sides up...put a table on the other side of your machines so the quilt won't drop over the edge and I keep a chair beside me on my right to hold the access on my side. I also splurged for the fons and porter quilting gloves and so love them. And I detest wearing gloves:))The palms on them have these little rubber bumps to be able to put your hands down flat around your quilt and the rubber bumps help give it grip to hold on and move the quilt easier. If I am doing a straight line quilting I remove my basic foot and add the stitch regulator to mine and it has a bar to move to where you want to use as a guide. Just some tidbits for you..Skeat...who uses and open toe w/feed dogs down when stippling, etc.

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    Love the colors.

    I've always wanted to do a red, black and white quilt.

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    Speaking for myself, it is easier not to roll it.

    I start in the middle and work my way out to the sides if I am meandering. Otherwise, I go very slow and keep fluffing the quilt to keep the underside from bunching up.


    Your quilt is very pretty!

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    roll up your quilt from both sides until you get to the middle. that's where you'll begin. work your way out from there to one end that's under the machine, unrolling as you go. when you fiinish one side, roll it up again and turn it around and start from the middle again and work toward the other end. that way you'll never have more than 1/2 of the quilt under your machine at any time. you still need some support for the length, but the width is taken care of. believe me, it works.

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    girls, girls, girls!!

    I know it is daunting! A tight roll is what is needed here. I use "BananaClips" for rolling my quilts to get them as close as I can to the "wall" on my machine. these can be found in all sizes, suitible for small quilts to big quilts
    they are available in the hair care section of most drug and variety stores.
    They are much cheaper than the bicycle clips sold for this purpose

    let me know what you think or if they work for you!!

    froggy

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    Quilt4U, I admire your determination. So far, I've only done small quilts on my machine, but I now have a couple of larger ones looming on the horizon. You're certainly giving me courage!

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    I LOVE your quilt. I don't EVEN try to quilt mine. I'm sticking with tieing.....
    It scares me to sew all that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewnsewer2
    Speaking for myself, it is easier not to roll it.

    I start in the middle and work my way out to the sides if I am meandering. Otherwise, I go very slow and keep fluffing the quilt to keep the underside from bunching up.


    Your quilt is very pretty!
    I also find rolling it is a chore as you have to keep unrolling it.... I will be attempting free motion quilting soon and I am getting nervous about how to get it to go through the arm of my Husqvarna Platnium 750. I will figure it out as I go I would imagine!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by froggy
    girls, girls, girls!!

    I know it is daunting! A tight roll is what is needed here. I use "BananaClips" for rolling my quilts to get them as close as I can to the "wall" on my machine. these can be found in all sizes, suitible for small quilts to big quilts
    they are available in the hair care section of most drug and variety stores.
    They are much cheaper than the bicycle clips sold for this purpose

    let me know what you think or if they work for you!!

    I think that is a great idea, will be trying it on my next quilt as I nearly drove myself mad with the last one too. It makes sense.

    Thanks again

    Elle

    froggy

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    Rolling is great as long as the roll isn't so big that it gets stuck in the harp area. Tugging and pulling that roll through there is a nightmare on the larger quilts with my Husqvarna Lily 540 - remember you still have to have someplace to put your right hand.

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    Aggi...go small like a table throw first on your machine quilting. Helps w/the movement and motion or getting the rhythm. Also..rolling isn't a chore for me when quilting, it seems to unroll itself. Could be the way I roll it and the lack of clipping (clipping posts-good idea!)or keeping it clipped to keep it from unrolling. I find it a 'good thing' if I am not doing straight line quilting (to roll it)...just my 2 cents-Skeat

    Loretta...is that a quilt in the blizzard (all white):0)LOL I'm sure we will get to see your eye candy soon-I hope:))

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeat
    Aggi...go small like a table throw first on your machine quilting. Helps w/the movement and motion or getting the rhythm. Also..rolling isn't a chore for me when quilting, it seems to unroll itself. Could be the way I roll it and the lack of clipping (clipping posts-good idea!)or keeping it clipped to keep it from unrolling. I find it a 'good thing' if I am not doing straight line quilting (to roll it)...just my 2 cents-Skeat

    Loretta...is that a quilt in the blizzard (all white):0)LOL I'm sure we will get to see your eye candy soon-I hope:))
    Skeat I have done smaller wallhangings already doing stippling and LOVED it!! Now I want to try something bigger!!! For the last 12 or more years I have mostly just stitched in the ditch, or quilted a 1/4 inch from the edge. I want to break out now and just go CRAZY!!! So basically I am getting bored with what I'm doing LOL

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    You are break'n free girl....run w/it!! Show us some pics...and just breathe!!:))Skeat

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