As you know, I usually don't make "bed quilts". Once in a while I do go back to my roots and give it a try. This one has been in the works (more off than on) for 2 or 3 years. Now it's finally at the quilting stage. It's way BIG. So I thought I'd give you a look at the set up I use for a big quilt.
My sewing desk opens up to about a 40" x 60" area. I started there, but soon found that the quilt would fall off the back edge and pull against me. So I put a small folding table at the back that almost fills to the edge of the room. This holds the weight of the quilt back there. I then pull out the left hand drawer on my desk and put a hard plastic cover over that, so that the weight to the left is supported somewhat.
Then I just wad the quilt up to stuff through the space in the machine and wrestle with the quilt to get it to the area I am working on at the time.
Obviously this isn't ideal. However, it does get the job done and makes it possible to use my little machine to do a big job.I'll be really glad to get this done - I really need a new spread for my bed. :)