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    Ribbon Star Top

    I am not sure how to fmq this top on my domestic sewing machine. Would really appreciate some suggestions. I have not sandwiched the top, yet, and it is in two sections-completed top will be 5 blocks wide by 6 blocks long. Still deciding on whether to do quilting in 2 sections or just bite the bullet and do the whole thing!Ribbon Star Quilt.jpg

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    Depending on the size of the throat (harp) of your machine, it may be a bit of a bear to quilt. It's a beautiful top, by the way. Great job!
    Are you planning to do straight line quilting or free-motion?
    A quilting friend told me about learning how one instructor said she can FMQ even a king size on her domestic machine. She said she only puts batting in the middle third, quilts that, then does each side separately as well. I suppose this is without the backing, then she adds the backing and does some additional straight lines to fasten it on. This way, she only has one third (or less) of the bulk of batting in her harp at any time. I haven't researched this; maybe there is something on the net.

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      Love the colors of your quilt! It will be very pretty when you get done. I FMQ large quilts in my DSM. I just start in the middle and sew to the right. Break the quilt up into quadrants and focus on doing one quadrant at a time. I have a Janome 7700 with a nice size throat. What machine are you using?
      Cindy

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        #4
        Re: Ribbon Star Top

        That's beautiful!
        Carrie



        I cut it twice and it was still too short!

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          Your quilt is beautiful - love the colors. Unfortunately, this is the problems I always have. What kind of design, etc? I am curious to see what other recommend as a design, etc.

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            Thanks everyone for the much appreciated compliments. I think I am going to use my trusty Singer 15-91 for FMQ, same machine I used for piecing. I have a Janome QC6260 but it is not my favorite. Really don't want to do stitch in the ditch. I am putting practice FMQ pieces together and watching videos.

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              Re: Ribbon Star Top

              My Viking has a 7" throat and I can do a 108" with effort. You must have a large table behind your machine to support the weight. Start in the middle and work your way out in quadrants like seaturtle said and she does great work by the way.
              Flowers are the easiest pattern for me, but you will find something you like making. I'm working on one right now with spirals and its seems easy enough.
              Walk in peace with the Lord by your side.
              Terry

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