For reasons unknown I thought it would be fun to make a great big quilt… 230x270cm (90″x106″). Nice as bedding for the Summer – it’s heavy linen (flax) on both sides with a cotton/bamboo batting. Nice and cool, all natural, easy to wash, etc., etc.
Not so easy to make though! It’s HUGE! 😮
I do have a big table, so I was able to pin the sandwich – had to go in bands, let’s hope it will work. But how to stitch it? Besides being big, it is also heavy… I need one of these:
This is great but I haven’t got the room…
But I do have that big table… and who said you have to sit in front of the machine – early ones had you sit sidewise, facing the head… hang on…
And here is my improvised long arm quilting station! 😀
I use a walking foot attachment to prevent slipping. Here you really come to appreciate that large harp space on some of the old machines!
This is my trusted Veritas VS2 – 110 years young and there’s no stopping it.
To feed the quilt, I move the whole roll because of course it is much too heavy for the machine to pull through! With a little practice I manage to move it with roughly the same speed as the machine feeds the material, so the stitching is nice and smooth.
Wish me luck – I’ve got a lot of stitching to do! 😮