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Thread: Counting hand quilting stitches

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    Super Member MellieKQuilter's Avatar
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    Do you count only what you see on the top? Or top and bottom?

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    You can do both. It seems to be a matter of personal choice! I only count on the top of the quilt.

    By the way: Eveness and consistency is much more important than the length of your stitches!

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    I was just curious cause I see a lot of people say they have 8 or 10 stitches per inch. I have six that show on top...

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    That's fine! Hand quilting is like hand writing, everybody has a personal style. Maybe you stitch length will change with practice, maybe you keep it like that! It also depends on the fabric and the batting you use.

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    I'm kinda OCD but counting my stitches is something I do not do. I am not making show quilts, but gifts and if I am happy with the way it looks that's all that matters.

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    people count on hand stitching?? I don't - that's just too much pressure. :P

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    According to a quilt appraiser the stitches on the top are counted. And are you ready for this? 12 stitches to an inch is perfect! And I have seen vintage quilts that had 12 stitches to the inch so it is possible.

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    Oh Good Lord... 12?? I will stick with my 6 ;-)

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