Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Next up -

Is this one - 
It's already "stitched in the ditch" - 

And should be easy enough to quilt on my frame -
In "zones" - 
My frame is called a Q-Zone Hoop Frame
And is very similar to the white PVC pipe "hand quilting" frame - 
The back rail is NOT a roll-up type - 
The fabric is clamped on - 
And the bulk of the quilt is rolled up behind the rail - 
And held out of the way with a series of bungee cord clips -

"They" recommend that you quilt the left side of the first "zone" - 

Slide the quilt over and "re-hoop" it to quilt the next "zone" to the right -

Then "re-hoop" the next section down and repeat the process -
Leader cloths are used if the backing is "short" - 
And - since this is all I have extra on the top - 

By the time it's clamped on - 
I can't quilt that top row - 

I have the leader cloths that came with the frame - 
but I haven't opened the package - 
because I'll give them back when I upgrade the frame - 
So - instead -  I pinned a 1/4 yard strip of striped fabric to the top - 
Poor man's version of a leader cloth - LOL -

That was enough extra fabric to give me access to that top row - 
And I can reach to the middle of the 4th square down - 
So I can quilt the top three rows easily - 

And I can comfortably quilt 10 of the 16 squares across the width of the quilt - 

Because I can reach all the way to here - 
Before I run into the side rail - 

So - 
Now that I know what area I can quilt - 
Before I have to slide it over for the next "zone" - 
I have to decide how I want to quilt it - ;))
Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew - 


Gene Black said...

Ah ha! I see now that rolling up and clipping with the bungee cords had me confused. I thought the quilt rolled around something.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Well, you look like you are having fun and making progress! I am working on my last quilt for our quilt show and it is quilting up slow. I made up the design and not sure how it will look when done, but it will be unique.


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