Longarm a Vintage Quilt Top
How to LONGARM A VINTAGE QUILT TOP!! It’s ready! I said I’d never do this video myself, but I did! It only took me all day to edit and figure out the technology on creating a video. I wish I would have filmed this in landscape, but I sure wasn’t thinking about that! OH MY GOSH, I need a 12 year old!!!
Damaged tops, not a problem! Most everything can be fixed! I am asked SO many questions on the in’s and out’s of quilting a vintage top, so here it is on my YouTube page. https://youtu.be/hRjZxo2fWE0
It’s NOT fancy and it’s very casual, but hopefully you’ll find lots of information and tips on successfully quilting a hand pieced, vintage quilt top, on the longarm. My husband saw a few minutes of it and he says it’s RIVETING! I’m here to tell you, it’s not.
I will say though, the final quilt is gorgeous! From start to finish it took about 6 hours, so the longarm is the reason I can finish so many quilts. I was a hand quilter years ago, but I just don’t have that kind of time to finish my closet of vintage tops. I also feel that longarm quilting makes these more sturdy than they would be with hand quilting. This ‘Glorified Nine Patch’ will soon be usable and washable.
Get your popcorn ready if you’re a longarm quilter and you want to try your hand at quilting a vintage top. It’s 36 minutes long and will give you all the tips and tricks I use to tame those old, hand pieced tops. These tricks will also work with current tops that tend to be a little wavy. Enjoy the show and have a wonderful weekend!