Has anyone ever quilted a king-size quilt on a home machine?
King size, according to my pattern packet, is 118" x 118".
Yes, I mean quilted, not pieced.
Having just about finished my thus-far-largest project, my ambitions
are turning to the next one: a REAL quilt for our king-size bed. The
spousal euphemism is a big guy. We have 3 cats. There's storage
underneath. We NEED the king bed, and have been making do with
queen-size duvets so far. I have the pattern, the base fabric (the
remains of one queen-size batik comforter set that suffered some
cat-wrath), the background, and I'm gathering the required FQs.
The thing is, of course this will be huge. I don't think my sewing
room is 118" across. It would be entirely sensible to have someone
with a longarm do the quilting for me. But, I'm rather attached to the
idea of my work being "my work". I like the idea of doing the quilting
myself, I enjoy the process. But I have a small room and a Janome.
Does anyone in the world either rent out their longarm, or provide
lessons-as-you-go? I will of course start sniffing around the guild
that I joined in September. I've already learned of a business that
does long-arm for you, and I'm sure they're good, but I don't know yet
if I want to give it all up.
Comments welcome - I'm just in the idea phase now.