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Thread: Do you quilt by hand or by machine?

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    Member MsDesigns's Avatar
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    I am a diehard hand sewer so I prefer to quilt by hand. But using the sewing machine is so much faster! Do you quilt by hand or by machine and why?

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    had a stroke so now my works all by machine.

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    I quilt by hand most of the time, because I do it for relaxation, and I try not to be in a rush to finish.

    However, I have done some machine quilting, and found it very enjoyable - it's hard to listen to a book on tape and machine quilt at the same time, though.

    Janet

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    I know what you mean Janet. I like to sew in front of the TV.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hinterland
    ... However, I have done some machine quilting, and found it very enjoyable - it's hard to listen to a book on tape and machine quilt at the same time, though.

    Janet

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    Since this is a duplicate (don't know how THAT happened!) I guess I have to say something else...and that is, there are a lot of hand quilters on this board, so you're in very good company.

    Janet

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    I quilt by machine. I've never quilted by hand. I don't think I could hold on to a needle that long cuz of RA.

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    I'm quilting by hand right now. I've been afraid of fmq, but will try it on my next project. I've also had things quilted by a laq. Kind of like doing it by hand-like others, it's something relaxing to do in front of the tv-just takes so long!

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    Both, but mostly by machine. Even if I get as old a Moses I won't live long enough to hand quilt everything I need to get quilted!!!!!

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    Depends on the project. Have recently started hand quilting and like doing it in the evening.

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    Both. I love to have hand work for in the evening in front of the tube. But it does take me a very long time to complete a HQ quilt so I also invested in a LA. Now I can pick and choose what quilts are destined for my lap hoop and what ones a destined for the LA rack. I enjoy both art forms equally. I could never quite master FMQ on my domestic machine for anything larger then 60" square.

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