Quilting the big quilt
My quilting station is organised. The quilt is so huge that I am using all of our dining table and the sofa in front of it to drape the thing over and keep it as flat as possible.
I have started in the middle and shoved half of the quilt under the arm of the sewing machine so that I can smooth out any lumps and bumps towards the edges as I go along.
My thread spool is too big to be held tightly on the machine, so I have put it in a cup which is just about as wide as the bottom of the spool. I just rested it on top of the machine and amazingly it stays where it is while I am sewing.
I have a pot to hand to stash the safety pins in as I take them out when I have quilted a section of the quilt and also my trusty rubber gloves with the fingertips cut off to help me glide the quilt smoothly as I free-motion quilt.
I’m all ready to go!
Posted on December 16, 2013, in Jacob's ladder quilt-making and tagged fabric, free motion quilting, Patchwork, Quilt, Quilting, safety pins, Sew, Sewing, Sewing machine, Textiles, thread. Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.