Quilting a Block Larger Than Your Machine Reach
Here are some simple steps that can help you quilt a block with your quilting machine that is larger than you can reach.
- Decide how big you can go and chalk margins around the block or triangle so that the remaining shape in the middle is reachable.
- Stitch the pattern in the middle of the area you marked off first.
- Meander or use a fill to use up the space in the margin. Just stitching a simple line on your margin will also work. Wavy lines will ease fabric more than straight lines, so if your block or triangle is not laying perfectly flat, use a wavy outline to ease in the wrinkles.
- The panel that is created around the out edges of the block or triangle even adds to the interest of the quilting.