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Thread: A few hand quilting questions

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    I baste with thread or safety pins. I do not ever use a hoop.
    "In this age of information, ignorance is a choice".

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    Quote Originally Posted by tezell0801 View Post
    I am going on vacation soon, I want to take something to work on so I bought a couple of fall wall hangings I want to try to hand quilt. I have a couple of questions as I am trying to get my stuff together.

    1) Do you spray baste your hand quilting projects?

    2) What size hoop do you like best? I will be quilting in the car and condo.

    3) What needle size is best?

    4) What thread do you suggest?


    I hope to get all of my stuff I need together this week and get the piece basted before I leave.

    Your advice is certainly appreciated!
    I spray baste depending on the size of the project. Larger would probably get hand basting.
    I use the 14" "No Slip Hoop". Can get it at JoAnn. Retail is about $20.00 now but use coupon. I use this in all my hand quilting classes. I like the feature that it really doesn't slip.
    Needle size is #9. Fits my hand better
    Thread - hands up for the Americana. .99 at JoAnn. Not a lot of colors but great value.
    I use Thread Haven but also like and prefer the finger moistioner you get at the office suppy store - for sorting paper or money at the bank. It is inespensive and I believe it does a better job of keeping thread from tangling than any of the other stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tezell0801 View Post
    I am going on vacation soon, I want to take something to work on so I bought a couple of fall wall hangings I want to try to hand quilt. I have a couple of questions as I am trying to get my stuff together.

    1) Do you spray baste your hand quilting projects?
    No, but I don't spray baste anything. I use the quilters' safety pins to baste.

    2) What size hoop do you like best? I will be quilting in the car and condo.
    If I'm working on a portable project, I don't use a hoop at all. If you've basted well, you don't need a hoop.

    3) What needle size is best?
    Depends on your comfort level. I like to use a size 12 when I can find them. Sometimes those are hard to find.

    4) What thread do you suggest?
    I love Connecting Threads or Guterman.


    I hope to get all of my stuff I need together this week and get the piece basted before I leave.

    Your advice is certainly appreciated!
    1)
    No, but I don't spray baste anything. I use the quilters' safety pins to baste.

    2)
    If I'm working on a portable project, I don't use a hoop at all. If you've basted well, you don't need a hoop.

    3)
    Depends on your comfort level. I like to use a size 12 when I can find them. Sometimes those are hard to find.

    4)
    I love Connecting Threads or Guterman.

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