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  • bhaggerty
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    Will have to try that! Thanks for the tip!

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  • Jean Sewing Machine
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    Well, here's what I did. First of all. I made sure my backing was perfectly square. I quilted across the width-wise borders and turned the corners of my border pattern when it was on the frame for the main quilting. I quilted very quickly through the body, as I was just doing a meander. I removed the quilt preparing to turn it. Then I turned the quilt so the unquilted border was near the top leader. I repinned just the top edge to my take up bar. The weight of the quilt made it unnecessary to pin the other end, and I didn't want to roll all that bulk on the roller that usually holds the top. I pinned the quilt with safetypins through the sandwich to the front bar, used about 10 pins across. By doing this, I coud put a little tension on the part of the quilt that was in the space that I was quilting. Whipped through those borders in 5 minutes. I removed the quilt, turned it to the other unquilted side, and quilted that border.

    I went to a quilt business seminar Sunay, our instructor was a very experienced machine quilter. She gave some tips on doing this, so I figured I woud try it. Sure beats starting and stopping so many times.

    Try it, I think you will like it.

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  • Quiltfreestyle
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    Yes, I often turn quilts on the frame to do the borders. Makes it so much easier to do it in one pass, instead of in small chunks.
    Makes the patterns line up better & look more fluid.

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  • mary3100
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    I just watched a video on QNN yesterday and got this same idea. I am going to try it, but I ran out of thread. So after a trip today to get more thread, that's exactly what I will do! I am glad to hear it is so much better.

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  • buckeyequilter
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    I have wondered about this also because sometimes I want to use a different color thread but don't want to do all those thread changes. I will be trying this!

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  • Guest
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    Re: Longarmers, do you turn your quilts?

    I've wondered about this Jean. So, when you turn it it, do you just repin (or clip) the top to the take up bar and backing bar? Could you possibly list the steps you took? I would definitely like to do this when I have borders. It's such a struggle to quilt them sideways, and very limiting in pattern, and space, for me. Thanks for any instructions!

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  • toggpine
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    2.5 hours to quilt a quilt. You are indeed a machine.

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  • Jean Sewing Machine
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    Longarmers, do you turn your quilts?

    If you do special borders on your quilts, do you turn your quilts to quilt the long sides of the borders? I have never tried it until tonight. OMG, it makes things so much easier! I have been doing some matching quilts with a wide floral border and a narrow inner border. On the two I've finished, I had done the side borders in sections, three different quilt lines on each side of the quilt! Tonight I was trying to get a quilt completely quilted in an evening, and I decided to try turning the quilt to do the side borders. I quilted the entire quilt in 2-1/2 hours, including the turning and side borders. I'm doing that from now on! Easy peasy!
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