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Thread: Finished FMQ king size on my 6600

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    Junior Member ccearley's Avatar
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    It can be done! I finished FMQ this king size "hydrangea quilt" on my Janome Memory Craft 6600. (This is the quilt i was short on fabric, and received some from a generous board member.) In the past I have quilted up to full size quilts on my 6600, but never one this large.

    My inspector gave her stamp of approval.
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    Lovely quilt, lovely inspector :)

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    Well done, it's beautiful! I too FMQ on a 6600 and get so cross when ppl say 'it can't be done' - so great job flying the Janome flag!

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    You know what.....you are unbelieveable and definitely somebody to admire! I'm just starting to delve into FMQ as sending it to be prefessionally quilted is hitting my pocket and even more so these days. So am getting as much information as I can....then will give it a go. Wish I was as good as you and then wouldn't be so nervous. Anyway great job and well done.

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    How often did you have to take breaks? I found that my shoulders start to ache so bad that if I don't get up and do something else, I almost can't lift my arms the next day.

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    The inspector looks very comfy. Beautiful quilt. Good job.

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    Very pretty quilt :D:D:D

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    Very nice, and according to your inpector it must be cozy also.

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    Woooooww!!!

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    Beautiful quilt. I have also done a king on my Janome 6600. It wasn't bad at all.
    Jansquiltn, I bet those shoulders are all tensed up. Been there, done that. When you are quilting, stop and check out those shoulders, take a few deep breaths and make them go down where they are supposed to be. I get up and stretch every 1/2 hour and sometimes I go somewhere and sit and relax. (My porch swing, the recliner with the laptop, etc.) It really helps.

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    That is very encouraging! My DH would like for me to make 3 King size quilts for our bed. He must think it is going to be a cold winter. I have started on one, and one may be all he gets at least this year. Yours is beautiful and wow, it can be done on HDM. Really like the 6600!

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    Such a beautiful quilt! Wow, you did it on a regular machine??
    Awesome!!
    Of course your kitty is prettier than any quilt!! :D:D
    (From a servant to 5 felines) :D

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    Beautiful

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    Great job. Love that fabric!

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    Beautiful job. I know it can be done but I admire that you did this kind size on your machine. Congrats

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    Beautiful job. I know it can be done but I admire that you did this kind size on your machine. Congrats

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    Yay for you!! I just acquired the 7700 a couple of weeks ago and you are now my official hero! Quilt is lovely and puss looks very comfy. :D

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    Very pretty quilt. Your inspector is adorable and very pleased with its new treasure.

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    Great job.

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    That is fabulous! I've decided I really hate trying to FMQ bigger pieces-it just irritates the heck out of me to fold, turn, puddle, push fabric thru arm, pull it out, reposition, etc, etc, etc. I'm sticking to the smaller pieces. You rock it, doing a king size!!

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    HA! Beautiful quilt. My mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother (yes, I'm fortunate to have her been the one to teach me to quilt and I still have the first thimble she gave me when I was 7 years old), when a quilt was finished, they used the expression "it's time to toss the cat". My mother explained that when they used to set up the quilting horses in the kitchen and all the women would come and make a quilt in a day, when they would finish, they would "toss the cat" onto the quilt and let it run around on the quilt so that the static electricity in the cat's fur would pick up all the little bits of thread. I don't know if it worked, but when someone said "it's time to toss the cat", it was a signal that the quilt was finished.

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    That is quite a feat - I haven't used my regular machine for quilting for a while - on something that big I would probably be lost - you did a wonderful job and a beautiful quilt for you...Yay..

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    Beautiful!

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    You made a beautiful quilt. I love the hydrangeas and the colors added to it. Congratulations on finishing a quilt this big.

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    Beautiful quilt!

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