Low-fat quilting.

I finished my Aerial quilt top, pattern by Carolyn Friedlander.

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I endeavor to quilt this on my machine, rather than hand quilting it. I purchased the book, Machine Quilting in Sections. Don’t Finish Another Quilt Until You Read This Book, to learn how to reduce the bulk of the quilt.

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I’m trying “Low-Fat Quilting” first.

I didn’t have a large floor to assemble the quilt sandwich. I took over the local high school’s weight room on a Sunday afternoon. (thanks to my sweet husband who is the head football coach)

The back of the quilt, attached to the floor with duct tape.

The back of the quilt, attached to the floor with duct tape.

Then the batting.

Then the batting.

The top.

The top.

I pinned just the middle third of the quilt.

I pinned just the middle third of the quilt.

I pulled the top and back away from the batting and cut the batting in a wavy line.

I pulled the top and back away from the batting and cut the batting in a wavy line with scissors — about 2 inches from the safety pins.

I marked the right top and left top so I can put it back the right way.

I marked the right top and left top so I can put it back the right way.

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I rolled it up. It's ready for quilting.

I rolled it up. It’s ready for quilting.

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