Thursday, July 02, 2009

Useful Preparation.




Having taken several hours to quilt one end panel I decided to do extra careful preparation before tackling the corresponding other end. I put the quilt back on the carpet and rolled and pinned along each layer as I folded it over. This way it can't possibly come unrolled as I am twisting it about. I guess it is similar to having it on rollers with a long arm quilter but way slower. Is that what everyone else does???? ( it's big and heavy and gets my shoulders working!) What else should I know / do, girls who have quilted lots of big quilts on an ordinary machine???

5 comments:

loulee said...

Hmm, I was advised not to roll, but to just scrunch it through the gap under the machine, using lots and lots of pins. I have to say, that works for me and I've had better results since switching to that method. Which ever way you are comfortable with, lots of practice goes a long way, and someone to help control the rest of the quilt is good too.

Laurie from Rotorua said...

Will look forward to the finished item...it is looking good.

Plastics... I use the plastic bags as project holders, storage etc.
cardboard as templates...
I am a bit of a hoarder, comes from the period you were born in I was once told

Rose Marie said...

I set up my ironing board on the left side of my chair as close to me when I'm sitting and adjust the height of my board to be even with my sewing table. My quilt rests on the board instead of my shoulders and I keep moving a section over to the sewing machine as I sew along.

meggie said...

That quilt is looking so good. I have no tips, I struggle! If I could afford it, I would have all my quilts done for me. Explains why I have so many tops, not yet backed or sandwiched, let alone quilted!

andsewitis Holly said...

ooooh, I really love this braided border. Fun!