Referring back to my post yesterday, I know my explanation on how to set up your sewing machine to use it more like a mid-arm was a little (ok, a lot!) confusing.
Here are two photos. The first shows my machine in standard sewing position. The second shows the machine turned 45 degrees with the quilt shoved into the harp and the fabric being supported on either side of Jenny.
A couple of things will make this better. It would be great if I had Jenny on a wider surface. I am just working on a baby quilt so this will work out ok but if the quilt were larger, the table length would make a difference. It would also be great if the bed of my machine was level with the sewing machine surface. I am thinking about making one. There is a YouTube video on building an inexpensive quilting table:
Now, another quilter modified the idea and turned the machine: http://bafonsquilter.blogspot.com/2009/02/faux-mid-arm-quilter.html These are really fabulous ideas and if you have the room to set up the table (and a couple of other supplies), you can have your very own imitation “George” or HQ16!