Hand Quilting - Wholecloth quilts
by, 05-06-2011 at 11:00 AM (555 Views)
tidbits about handquilting: http://www.quilting-tidbits.com/hand-quilting.html
For darker fabrics I use watercolor pencils. They come in many color shades and I use one a few shades lighter than the fabric.
Most of the markings are already gone after finishing the quilting, it's also possible to brush them off.
For light fabrics I use the method of needlemarking with a darning needle. It works great and no marks have to be removed after the quilting is finished.
I quilt in a 18" hoop on a stand (Jasmine). I only quilt in one direction and I have to turn my quilting work, therefore a frame is not suitable for me.
I used a #11 between, the John James Brand. As a batting I like the Hobbs 80/20 and Legacy 80/20, but also 100% Cotton by Legacy, Tuscany or Quilters Dream.
Batting without scrim (scrim is fine netting which keeps quilt from stretching).