404: Quilting Large Quilts on a Domestic Machine and Common Quilt Sizes

In this episode, Lynn and Pam chat about tips and tricks for quilting large quilts on a domestic machine, and whether size matters (when it comes to quilts). This episode is brought to you by The Stitch TV Show shop!

The quilt hanging behind us is our pattern Little Pink Houses; it’s a jelly roll friendly quilt pattern. Check it out on our shop!

Helpful links and tips from this episode:

  • Our podcast episodes on Just Wanna Quilt with Dr. Elizabeth Townsend Gard; just scroll down to see our episodes.
  • Helpful products for quilting large quilts on a domestic sewing machine:
    • Dog grooming arms  with muslin clamps like photographers use can be helpful for supporting the weight of large quilts
    • Weighted hoops, like the Quilt Halo from Purple Daisies Quilting
    • Grippy gloves, like Machingers (or get them from the dollar or discount store!)


  • Today’s episode was brought to you by The Stitch TV Show shop! Your source for quilt patterns, notions, and show merchandise.


Author: Pam

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  1. I loved in this episode that when you referenced the quilt size chart you showed the chart! I get frustrated when show hosts discuss something out of sight but never show what keeps being mentioned- a link we have to track down on a website isn’t enough. I am so pleased to see you guys doing more of this on your show!

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    • I really enjoyed this episode as I was wondering how hard it was to quilt a huge quilt with a domestic machine. The question at the end of the episode didnt really interest me but what does is the sound that a sewing machine makes..if the machine sounds cheap I want no part of that plastic piece of trash. If the noise is loud and it sounds like the machine is really laboring under a small load then I feel the same way. If the machine just happily purrs its way through a thick layer of fabric then I am a happy lady and will lean towards wanting to purchase that machine. Oh Happy Day!!

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