Quilting on a Normal Sewing Machine, even a Big Quilt

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.

Thanks to Wendy Gratz


Tarnya is Quilting Focus' webmaster and a beginner quilter who hasn’t ventured much outside pre-cuts and quilting in the ditch. She is excited by modern short cut quilting techniques which makes quilting so much more achievable for those who are quite short on time. She enjoys making quilts for her children who she says do not notice mistakes and feel loved by what she makes. "I appreciate how learning and improving my quilting, cross pollinates into other creative areas of my life: for example colour, balance, proportion are important to quilting, but they are also important to web design."

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