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Thread: Aunt Becky Quilting Tool

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    Super Member lfw045's Avatar
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    I watched the Aunt Becky Quilting Tool being demonstrated this morning on QuiltTV. Has anyone here used this tool for hand quilting and if so would you recommend this?

    Thanks,

    Linda

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    I love mine... I did buy a hoop with a base so I could use it easily...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loretta
    How does it work? never heard of them- interesting!
    http://www.quilterstv.com/?bcpid=133...s_&_techniques

    Here's the link to the video that I watched this morning.........when it loads, choose the "Hand Quilting featuring Jean Brown" video and you will see the demonstration.

    Linda

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamonds
    I love mine... I did buy a hoop with a base so I could use it easily...
    Thanks! Did you find it online or at a quilting shop?

    Thanks,

    Linda

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    That was an interesting video! I would like to try it.

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    Well I have one :oops: I used it a little at first, but could only really manage when doing straight lines, so if I was quilting around appliqué or a curved line I had to do without it, it's still sitting here in my sewing basket but unless you spend hours just sitting quilting, it's hard to get into the rhythm (for me)

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    I got Aunt Becky and the hop for Christmas last year. I have played with it and still need more practise but it is fun to learn and the stitches do seem to be evener using it. I learned to put fingers from some disposable gloves on my pointer and thum on my right hand to pull the needle with the gathered stitches.

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    Hi,

    I had seen the Aunt Becky's tool in a quilt shop but never seen it used. The video was very informational. I am a handquilter for hire and I just might try it. The older I get the harder it is for me to make my stitches small and even. I use a leather thimble on my right hand and a smaller leather thimble on my left thumb. I also qult with both hands. That allows me to go in opposite directions without bending my wrist in such awkard postions. I suffer from carpal tunnel but only really badly on occasion.

    I'll let you know how much luck I have after I purchase the needed items.

    mpspeedy

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    Sorry it took so long to get back to you... I bought mine off ebay... Here is one like mine...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Laptop-Quilt-Embroidery-Needlepoint-Cross-Stitch-Hoop_W0QQitemZ300226602025QQihZ020QQcategoryZ75568 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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    I just watched the video and think maybe I will try it on my next hand-quilted project. thanks for the link.

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