This is what the closing seams look like on the back. At this point in the photo, 4 block-set edges/corners can be seen sewn closed.
Since the W&G has the raised stitching plate, I thought I'd experiment with trying to create a large flat sewing surface to improve the ease of quilting with the W&G. I took the basic idea of using large foam sheeting to make a quilting table. Below are some photos of how this is set up. I used 2" styrofoam insulation sheeting with a smooth aluminum foil covering. The 2" thickness was just right to nestle the edge just under the sewing plate.
This is the foam insulation on top of the W&G treadle cabinet
and folding table behind the treadle. Make a nice flat sewing surface.
Shows how I sew down the closing seam on the top of the quilt.
I've sewed a couple of the long seams with this table in place now and it works very well. The aluminum top of the table is smooth enough to allow the quilt to slide across it easily. I think I like this set up.