I am a reluctant machine quilter. There I said it. Well let me clarify. Im a reluctant large quilt machine quilter. I have no problem with small throws, wall hangings, mug rugs, etc... But I have a trunkful of blocks and tops that are not quilted because of my avoidance of the issue. I should also clarify that its the size and FMQ technique that makes me nervous.
So with all that in mind I recently FMQ a large-80x80 quilt I made for a friend's wedding. You can read more about my quilting here. It was a bear. I sometimes felt like I was on a runaway train. I learned I do not have the right machine for quilting such a large quilt. There is not enough neck space. I really I don't know how I finished it. It came out good enough to give as a gift. However I did realize I could do it if needed. Some day I would like to get a different machine with more space.
I need to get this machine serviced so I can use it, too. There is almost 2 inches more space in the neck.
Read about other sewing confrontations at Jess's blog Quilty Habit
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