There are several ways to handle the bulk of a large quilt. How large is large? In my book, large is any dimension beyond a crib size quilt (36″ x 52″). Once a quilt is wider than four hoopings, it’s time to pay attention to the weight of the quilt.
A few weeks ago, I discussed handling a large quilt in my Facebook Live session on the Weightless Quilter. You can watch that broadcast here.
Tomorrow at 1:00 CST, I’ll demonstrate the shortE – the Embroidery Short Arm with a Long Reach. Since it’s quilting month here at DIME, I figured it was a good time to have a live Q&A on the topic. The shortE is set up in the studio so you’ll get a good look at it and you can watch the quilting process. I’ll discuss how to prepare a quilt when using the shortE, how to ‘work the quilt’ and what’s the difference between quilting on the shortE vs. the Weightless Quilter.