Exciting quilting progress happened this week, I quilted the 3" finished border all the way across the quilt! This means I'll start quilting the white border after I roll!
Quilting from the right side to the left side.
As you can see, the quilt top isn't as tight as I would like it to be but it hasn't been a problem. I personally like quilting on a quilt that's a bit loose.
I've hand quilted on other peoples quilts that have been pulled so tight, it was hard (for me) to quilt!
This is my personal preference, not every hand quilter is this way. The next quilt into the frame will be loaded the way the directions say.
The problem is with the side reel, the cog slips! The way the quilt is installed does make a difference.