Mid/Long-Armers...Have a ??
Need to pick your brains if you use a mid- or long-arm quilt frame...
Mom has hand-pieced a quilt top and is working on borders. She intends to tie the top because she doesn't think it's quite right to machine quilt what has been hand-pieced. (This is her first quilt, so hand quilting isn't an option)
But here's the kicker. Her hand-pieced section only sits on the top of their bed. Father wants a larger dk blue border to hand down the sides. Tying this wide border wouldn't be practical, and she's considering (me) machine quilting the wide border.
So what do you think? Is it possible to tie the center (before or after) and machine quilt the borders? Which should be done first? How would you load it on the frame? Should I load the sandwich like I normally would, then tie the center as I quilt the borders? What are the potential problems?
Help me walk through this please.... Remember I only have a 9" throat and would probably have to unload, rotate and re-load this large quilt to do the borders.
thanks for the help.