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    What do you use to keep a rolled quilt rolled while working on the sewing machine? I have tried clips of various kinds but they always get struck on some part of the machine. Any ideas?
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    When I have trouble with the large quilts, I use a couple of large safety pins to secure a rolled section.
    Beth

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      #3
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      What iron do u use. I saw one used where u lay down flat n it raises itself up?? I am looking for a new one for quilting

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        #4
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        I use large clips I get from the office supply store. They are usually black and called Binder clips, they come in a variety of sizes.
        :icon_wave:Lisa

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          #5
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          Originally posted by deb99999 View Post
          What iron do u use. I saw one used where u lay down flat n it raises itself up?? I am looking for a new one for quilting
          The Iron that lifts itself up is an Oliso.
          :icon_wave:Lisa

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            #6
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            Nothing. I scrunch it up. More luck that way.
            Vonnie

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              #7
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              Originally posted by Vonnie View Post
              Nothing. I scrunch it up. More luck that way.
              Me too. I follow Leah Day's theory of scrunch, scrunch, push and it works for me.
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                #8
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                I took a FMQ class at my LQS and the instructor taught us to "puddle" the quilt. This works better for me as I find rolling the sides makes it a pretty rigid roll and makes it more difficult to feed thru the throat of my machine

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                  #9
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                  I am also a puddler, not a roller.
                  Cathryn

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                    #10
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                    I just squish and try to keep it all on the table. I have done queen size quilts this way. I also work from the center out. I'm still learning so nothing fancy yet.
                    Vernona:icon_hi:

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                      #11
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                      Originally posted by Cat n bull View Post
                      I am also a puddler, not a roller.
                      same here works best for me.
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                        #12
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                        I'm a puddler/squisher too. Works better for me
                        Murphy :icon_wave:

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                          #13
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                          I am a squisher and I find it works great. Much easier to push around. You cannot push around a roll, you have to keep unrolling and rolling - too much work for me.
                          Karen
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                            #14
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                            I never roll. That is to hard to handle. I use the squish and push method, or puddle...whatever you wan to call it. Check out Leah Days tut on how to quilt a large quilt on a home domestic machine. Really worth watching. If you roll it into a log it is just to hard to maneuver and handle.
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                              #15
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                              Originally posted by Madeforyouinma11 View Post
                              Me too. I follow Leah Day's theory of scrunch, scrunch, push and it works for me.
                              me too! I have tried the roll way and the clip way, but the clips just get in the way and get hung up on things and the roll way is to confining. So I just stuff it in the throat of the machine best I can and make an area to sew, then move it all over.

                              I sure wish I could find a tutorial where they are showing how to do a fancy stitch top quilt at least a twin size quilt so we could get better ideas. I can do the straight stitch or SITD, that's easy, but what about the decorative stitch designs and all those that Leah Day does! All I have ever seen is them doing it on a lap size piece.. and that is easy. But all that bulk in the throat of a regular machine from a twin or larger and they say to just stuff it back in there...there is only so much space to stuff it in! What happens when there is no more room to stuff?
                              Last edited by coffeebreak; January 20, 2014, 03:30 PM.
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