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Re: how to squeeze large quilt on the little hole of domesti 23 Aug 2010 17:29 #49327

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You might want to try one of Sharon Schamber's HALO aids for machine quilting on a domestic machine. I find that it give me lots better control of the quilt sandwich without causing so much tension in my shoulders.

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Re: how to squeeze large quilt on the little hole of domesti 23 Aug 2010 15:19 #49326

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I am trying to learn to machine quilt on my domestic machine. I have done one large lap quilt and found it quite awkward. Now, until I get better at it, I have been practicing on small wallhanginings and plan to make some placemats and practice free motion on those. Then I will just be concentrating on the process of quilting and won't also be worrying about how to move the bulk around. When I get better at the quilting, I hope I will be more comfortable with the bulk of fabric to contend with as well.
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Re: how to squeeze large quilt on the little hole of domesti 23 Aug 2010 08:08 #49322

The process took a little bit of time to get used to before i really got comfortable with the process. Give it another go or two.

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Re: how to squeeze large quilt on the little hole of domesti 23 Aug 2010 07:58 #49321

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well, it was much better with your advices!
tnx
i didnt like it, it made me stressed. so i think i will stick to patch working.
may be i will adopt the 'quilt as you go' method, that can be a good solution. i will try.
tnx again for all of you!
cheers
becky
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Re: how to squeeze large quilt on the little hole of domesti 21 Aug 2010 19:21 #49276

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Ricky also says to let the quilt kind of accordion fold over your right hand. That way it isn't all stuffed between your hand and the machine. I have been doing this ever since I saw Ricky do it and it is a huge help in moving things around.
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Re: how to squeeze large quilt on the little hole of domesti 21 Aug 2010 12:19 #49262

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I'm in the stuff & fluff camp as well. Last fall I quilted a biggie... 103" square. It had a medallion center so once the areas all over were held down, I did the detail quilting in the medallion and worked my way out. I was quite happy to get to the edges. :)
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Re: how to squeeze large quilt on the little hole of domesti 21 Aug 2010 10:41 #49261

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tnx every body for the advice, i will try it this evening
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Re: how to squeeze large quilt on the little hole of domesti 21 Aug 2010 08:18 #49253

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Yes, roll or fluff -- when half of it gets under the harp, remember you only need to quilt about the size of a potholder at a time. Ricky also demonstrated that.
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Re: how to squeeze large quilt on the little hole of domesti 21 Aug 2010 08:10 #49251

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Either roll or fluff and stuff methods work great. Ricky demonstrated quilting a large quilt on his domestic a while ago on one of the shows. I've quilted up a queen size on my old elna. It helps to be able to have a pattern where you can quilt one half then turn the quilt and quilt the other half upside down. That way only half the quilt has to get stuffed in there at a time. I think in the classroom section on machine quilting they demonstrate quilting a large quilt. Most important to have a table or work area large enough to support the quilt around you so none of it is hanging and pulling on the area you are trying to work on. I stack storage boxes around my small work area for quilt support.
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Re: how to squeeze large quilt on the little hole of domesti 21 Aug 2010 06:30 #49250

try Paula Reid's fluff & stuff method. push the quilt in to the harp area (to the right of the needle) and flatten out the area around the needle where you're going to quilt.
I'll try and post pictures in a couple of days. Paula has a video available on her website. http://battsintheattic.com/
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Re: how to squeeze large quilt on the little hole of domesti 21 Aug 2010 06:20 #49249

Try accordian folding the part that is between the needle and the machine. It's more flexible than rolling, and the folded fabric stands up, allowing you to get more in a small space.
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how to squeeze large quilt on the little hole of domestic SM 21 Aug 2010 03:14 #49248

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hi there,
now i decided to quilt a large patchwork, but i found out that it is chllening to squeeze it in to the little hole of the sewing machine, any body could help with advice please.
tnx
becky /netherlands
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