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Thread: Aunt Becky's and spoons

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    I'd appreciate hearing from other hand quilters if you have had success with the "Aunt Becky's" tool or spoon quilting. I bought the Aunt Becky's, but haven't tried it yet. I hope I can hear from those who have used these methods and learn some good tips from you. Thanks!

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    I haven't seen this one, I'll have to check it out.

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    Here is a link to show you the Aunt Becky for quilting.

    We just had a meet and greet in Shipshewana, Indiana on October 19th and Melody uses the Aunt Becky for her hand quilting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Here is a link to show you the Aunt Becky for quilting.

    We just had a meet and greet in Shipshewana, Indiana on October 19th and Melody uses the Aunt Becky for her hand quilting.

    Craftybear
    the link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Here is a link to show you the Aunt Becky for quilting.

    We just had a meet and greet in Shipshewana, Indiana on October 19th and Melody uses the Aunt Becky for her hand quilting.

    Craftybear
    I have seen one on YouTube, I think. Even with the videos, it sure helps to "talk" with others that have used it and have some expertise. I'll need all the help I can get!

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    I've had mine for a while now, and I made a 2ft square baby wholecloth quilt so that I could practice with my Aunt Becky. By the time I had finished that, I more or less got small, regular stitches, but not severa on the needle at a time, because I can't use the kind of thimble that is needed to do that.

    This link helped me:
    http://www.quilterstv.com/channel/video/0?video=1616

    You can see pics of my baby wholecloth on my PDA, page 261

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    I tried using a spoon underneath the quilt, but could never get the hang of it.

    After trying LOTS of different things, I finally found something that works for me...
    "Thimble-It"

    http://store.quilting-warehouse.com/082375.html

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    here is the link again

    http://www.connectingthreads.com/too...___D80688.html

    Quote Originally Posted by craftybear
    Here is a link to show you the Aunt Becky for quilting.

    We just had a meet and greet in Shipshewana, Indiana on October 19th and Melody uses the Aunt Becky for her hand quilting.

    Craftybear

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    Quote Originally Posted by aorlflood
    I tried using a spoon underneath the quilt, but could never get the hang of it.

    After trying LOTS of different things, I finally found something that works for me...
    "Thimble-It"

    http://store.quilting-warehouse.com/082375.html
    That's what I use. I did buy Aunt Becky's but haven't had chance to try it yet.

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    I use a cheap spoon from the thrift store that I bent the handle back. It does take practice, but once you get the hang of it it is faster. I hold the spoon at a slight angle and the needle scrapes off the back of the spoon. There have been discussions of dulling the needles faster but I haven't really noticed it.

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