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What do you use to keep your quilt rolled up when sewing on a domestic machine?

Old 03-07-2021, 06:10 AM
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I'm also in the huddle of puddlers.
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Old 03-07-2021, 06:38 AM
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I find puddling works best for me. I have quilted many quilts of different sizws.
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Old 03-07-2021, 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Jshep View Post
Ryder- I just ordered the clips from Amazon. Do you not use them when actually doing the quilting?

I do not use them when quilting on my domestics. On my domestics I use them for when I’m sewing the binding on a large quilt.

However, when I am quilting a large quilt on my Sweet Sixteen I do use them because it helps me keeep them from sliding off the ends of my table. What I do in that case is roll the part in back of the needle and put a quilt clip on toward either end. Then I roll the part in front of the needle and put a quilt clip toward either end. Then when I’m working at one end of the quilt, I can fold the other end up and keep it from hanging off the edge of my table. I can easily quilt a very large quilt this way without stressing my shoulders and for me it’s quicker than puddling since I don’t have to stop and adjust the quilt constantly. It wouldn’t work on a domestic because the harp space isn’t big enough to both roll and fold at the same time

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Old 03-07-2021, 04:08 PM
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I like to roll mine but have trouble keeping the whole length rolled. I had read somewhere about rolling them on to a pool noodle so I bought a couple today to try. Wish me luck!
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Old 03-14-2021, 05:27 AM
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Before I bought my Bailey, I had tried the quilt in sections, puddling, wrapping with the clips(which are in the yard sale things to sell), cutting the batting in thirds and only quilting the middle, then adding one of the other thirds, etc., and quilt as you go, none of them worked particularly well for me, but there IS one thing I didn't see mentioned here and that a "suspension" system, which is what I'm rigging up for my Bailey. I don't have any links to a pic but it should be easy to find on the 'net.
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Old 03-14-2021, 05:56 AM
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I'm going to go look up suspension systems. Would having one be helpful when quilting on a machine that has a 9" harp space?
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Old 03-14-2021, 11:27 AM
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mcadwell, I think the suspension system would certainly help on any size harp.
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Old 03-14-2021, 12:43 PM
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I've rigged up several suspension systems over the years, they definitely help, but I'm finding that more and more I like rolling and flopping my quilts when quilting a large quilt on the Sweet Sixteen.

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Old 03-15-2021, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
I found rolling the quilt to not work for me. It is too hard on my shoulders to keep moving the roll. I prefer to have all the quilt puddled on my table and just keep about 10 inches flat around the needle where I am working.
I agree with Tartan.
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Old 03-15-2021, 12:55 PM
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Well heck, I was hoping for a magic answer.
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