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!
Hurrah! Posh new sewing machine has arrived and I can get on with quilting my first quilt.
Here’s a practice piece before I start on the real thing. It’s a tiny dolly’s quilt that I made for my son.
Notice the low-tech quilting glove solution to help me glide the quilt around as I free-motion quilt.