How to Prepare a Quilt for Machine Quilting

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Introduction: How to Prepare a Quilt for Machine Quilting

About: Hi, I am a quilting teacher and book author who lives on a budget. I love writing, sewing, quilting, teaching and playing with my pet rabbits. I have a blog at http://www.crazyshortcuts.com/margueritas-blo...

How to prepare a large quilt for machine quilting on your home sewing machine. Tools, tips, pinning, layering are all included. Although this shows a very large quilt, the methods work for any size quilt.

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    Thank you so much for this video. You showed me. :) I am a brand new learner with a machine, fat squares etc. I made my first blanket in Feb 2015 and its called a crazy blanket because I had good laughs. The person I gifted it to thinks it perfect. I am on a second (Mar 15) blanket and its finished other than connecting the batting. I will just free style that with my hand and threaded needle again. So my third blanket will be about trying the "stitch in the ditch" method. Glad I am curious and glad not afraid to ask questions even if I still don't understand the concept. :) Ha, it will only get better from here. :) Lol, glad about all about the mistakes I've made in sewing because I am learning from them.

    that is a very good idea, Im going to try making a table like yours. My problem is the quilt itself is so bulky I cant get it through the arm part. How can I do this without straining my wrists and my brain?

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    Hi Karen, I have a video that I use to show how I roll my quilts. Not everyone loves rolling them but I like it because it gives me better control than any other method I've ever tried. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U60Y_FJ5UGc

    Oh Marguerita! Thank you. I did quilting when a girl. Now I know several things that I had done wrong. But, Start In the Middle! No one ever told me but how brilliant. It makes all of the difference. Thank you so much. You are a genius to see the so-called, "obvious." Einstein did the same thing-described the obvious. Thank you again, sincerely, Debbie

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    I'm so glad I was able to help you with your quilting! Thank you for your kind message, it made my day :)