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Thread: what is the largest quilt you've ever made?

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    Senior Member Sapphire_Rae's Avatar
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    Largest quilt I have made was 108 x 108, but didn't have to quilt it on a DSM. Sounds like a lot of hard work! Would love to see pics as you are progressing.
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    The largest I have made is 108x 108.

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    i would definitly recommend either quilt as you go- or quilt it in sections which you then join---something that large will be impossible to reach the center of on a domestic machine- few long-arms are even large enough to (comfortably) do one that large.
    the largest quilt i ever made was my daughter's wedding quilt- it was 126" X 140"! i paid ALOT to have it long arm quilted (as in over $400)
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    I'm working on my largest right now but it is dinky compared to the other posts. Its only 72 x 84 but plenty big for me to machine quilt on my babylock.

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    First quilt I ever made 100 x 120 with over 2000 half square triangles. . .and I trimmed every one of those little devils!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    the largest quilt i ever made was my daughter's wedding quilt- it was 126" X 140"! i paid ALOT to have it long arm quilted (as in over $400)
    WOW!! 126" x 140" sounds like medieval-tapestry-sized!

    Quote Originally Posted by DACO48 View Post
    First quilt I ever made 100 x 120 with over 2000 half square triangles. . .and I trimmed every one of those little devils!!
    I feel your pain - my first quilt was a 110" x 110" watercolor quilt of a live oak tree surrounded by azaleas...if I knew then what I know now I would never have made it! I can't remember the exact number of squares, but it was something like 3600...fortunately they were relatively large pieces (1.5" finished), and not like some of the postage stamp quilts you see, where they've used 1/2" squares!

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    84 x 96" could not make it any bigger as daughter wanted it made into a doona/quilt cover.

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    I pieced a king size but sent it out to a long arm for quilting. I can't imagine trying to quilt it on my domestic machine. I know there are people who do, but I can't for the life of me figure out how.
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    My largest (my first and only that size) was a Harley-Davidson T-shirt quilt for my son. It was a project from, well, I think you all know where.

    I was asked if I would make another and the response was......"never". That one was for my younger son and it was a one of a kind....used 53 of this shirts, some of his wife's, his nieces' and even a H-D child's purse is one of the block.
    That block can still be the holder of mementos since I left the flap open.

    No more biggies for me.......love lap size or hangings.

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    My first "real" quilt was 120x120. It was Sunbonnet Sue and I embroidered every other square. I did it sitting with my embroider machine sitting on the floor. What a job that turned out to be! Since then, my largest has been about 90x90. I do a lot of QFKs quilts and love them because of their size
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    The largest quilt I ever made

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    It was a king size bedspread. This was for a friend in 1985

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    The largest i've made is a king size, never again,i found it to be much to much for me to handle i enjoy making twin or lap size

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    120"x120" using the BQ (Big Quilt) Pattern. The big blocks are all fussy cut huge Hawaiian flowers or foliage. It is pieced, sandwiched and partially quilted. I'll finish quilting it in the next few weeks as it's a late Christmas present for my son and his partner.

    This is the last one of this size I will ever make -- too hard to quilt on my home machine. I'm really into wall hangings or laptop quilts now.
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    110 X 110 california king

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    My largest was a king size quilt 110 x 110 that I quilted on my DSM, long before I even took a quilting class or even a machine quilting class. I don't think the second king-size quilt was much bigger, if at all.

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    And I thought I was crazy. King size is the biggest & had thinner batting but still nearly worked me to death. Good luck.
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    Made 3 oversized Kings = 125" X 125"
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    I think mine was 108 x116. That's large enough for me.
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    My first quilt was a Calif. king quilt.

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    You are indeed brave! Go for it. The largest I ever done war 120 x 120 King Size. I think you idea of making a slightly smaller center will make it more managable.. Good luck and post pics!!
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    Didn't measure it but when it was done it was square for a king with enough to spare to hang down on bottom and sides. That was the QAYG DWR

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