This one is for all the folks who have thought of quilting a big quilt on their home machine, but never tried. Or for the folks that tried once and vowed, “Never again!”
I’m proof that it can be done. I quilted this queen-size quilt on my home machine.
I don’t have one of those machines with an enormous harp and still I was able to get the job done. Along the way, I learned a few things.
Big quilts are heavy. Take the strain off your back, arms, and wrists by setting up enough support for the quilt. This support needs to be to the left of your machine.
I don’t have a big sewing cabinet, just a regular desk that I call a sewing table. So, to get the support I needed for the quilt, I improvised. I placed a card table to my left and pushed it up against my sewing table so that I had a surface for the bulk of the quilt to rest on while I quilted. I also placed a long folding table behind my sewing machine to support the quilt as it came through the machine.