I was thrilled when I found this video on Quilting on a Normal Sewing Machine because it meant I could quilt full sized quilts for my children’s bed at home without having to buy a different machine or pay for a machine quilter: I’m still learning, so some of my quilts I’m not that happy with yet. When I make something really special I will probably happily pay for a machine quilter to make it really good. But for the moment I am very content with using this method. I have a large desk I can use and that means the quilt does not drag on the sewing as I quilt in the ditch.
I have not done this with quilt larger than a single bed yet, but it looks very doable. I was very happy with the results.The quilting in the video is quilting in the ditch but it might be possible to use this technique for free motion quilting. Although the larger the quilt the more difficult it will be.