Quilting a Block Larger Than Your Machine Reach

Posted by on February 12, 2014

Here are some simple steps that can help you quilt a block with your quilting machine that is larger than you can reach.

  1. Decide how big you can go and chalk margins around the block or triangle so that the remaining shape in the middle is reachable.
  2. Stitch the pattern in the middle of the area you marked off first.
  3. 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.
  4. The panel that is created around the out edges of the block or triangle even adds to the interest of the quilting.

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