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!

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Posted on December 16, 2013, in Jacob's ladder quilt-making and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. I admire you for quilting something that large on a home machine. I am definitely not yet ready to attempt this…

  2. Great idea with the cup I’m definitely going to try this, glad I’m not the only one who is tackling big quilts on my home sewing machine !!! Thanks for the tip x

  3. The Quilt Meister

    That is gonna take a LoNG time! I absolutely hate struggling with that much quilt if i can help it. Good luck, and thanks for the cup tip

  4. Just in time for it to get cold. Magic. X

  5. That’s a helluva big quilt sweetheart!

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