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sorefingers
#1 Posted : Thursday, November 29, 2018 1:26:48 PM(UTC)
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I use my Featherweight a lot and do free motion quilt on it.  However, I just finished basting a king size quilt and am ready to quilt it.  Has anyone quilted a king size on a featherweight?  What suggestions do you have or am I doomed before I even start.

If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got.
cv quilter
#2 Posted : Thursday, November 29, 2018 2:24:19 PM(UTC)
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YIKES and Oh My Gosh!  What a woman.  I can't comprehend how I would even attempt to free motion quilt a King on a FW.  I'm waiting to see what other members might have to suggest.

Sharon
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quiltertess
#3 Posted : Thursday, November 29, 2018 5:04:42 PM(UTC)
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I've never tried it, but I think you will need to roll it up halfway and see if it fits in the machine.  I think its going to be a tight fit though.

The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing.
sorefingers
#4 Posted : Thursday, November 29, 2018 5:14:24 PM(UTC)
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I did indeed roll it up tightly and it did fit.  However, there was not enough room to manuver (sp?) the quilt to stipple. I decided to straight stitch it instead.  Have lines going one way done and will start the other direction later.  Wish me luck.

If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got.
dogsbody
#5 Posted : Thursday, November 29, 2018 5:47:33 PM(UTC)
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You are very brave

quiltertess
#6 Posted : Friday, November 30, 2018 6:03:12 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: dogsbody Go to Quoted Post

You are very brave

That's our Kay!

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Regina
#7 Posted : Sunday, December 2, 2018 10:05:53 PM(UTC)
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I have only quilted smaller quilts on my Featherweight. Lap size and smaller. I found "puddling" rather than rolling or folding the quilt works better for me when FMQ, no matter what machine I use. If straight line quilting I fold or roll. One thing I would mention is to keep an eye on the belt area on the Featherweight. Since it's a bit of a tight work space, you can get the quilt rubbed on or caught up in the belt. I never got one caught, but did get a few black scuffs on a quilt I had to spot clean.

Good Luck and let us know how it goes.
Regina

sorefingers
#8 Posted : Monday, December 10, 2018 5:09:15 PM(UTC)
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I finished quilting the quilt today and just need to do the hand work on the binding.  It turned out reallly well.  The finished quilt size is 94x100.  I could only straight line quilt it.  Glad it is done.  It's a lot of quilt to have to manipulate.

Sunday I took a class at a nearby quilt shop on using a long arm quilting machine (HandiQuilter).  It was fantastic.  Had a great time and it is so easy to do.  They rent out time on their machines at only $15.00/hr with a minimum of 4 hours.  Can't wait to get another quilt done so I can rent the machine and quilt away.  It is so quick and easy to do on their machine.  If you get a chance to try it, go for it.

If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got.
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