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Thread: First Quilts

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    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
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    Been quilting since i was seven. All except four have been hand quilted.
    well over 350 have been hand quilted.

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    Always do my own from start to finish, I want the whole thing done by me even if it isn't the prettiest thing around....I like to say..."I did it".

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    I take my king and queen size quilts to my SIL to get LAQ'd. But I get the family discount and she's my next door neighbor (but my next door neighbor is 3/4 miles away). The family discount also means my quilts don't get done until she has everyone elses done. But that's fine, I'm not usually on a time schedule for the larger quilts. The smaller quilts I do on my DM.

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    Modern longarm machines didn't exist until 1984...long after I started quilting.
    The Earth without art is just "Eh".

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    I do all my own quilting an a domestic sewing machine. Good, bad or indifferent I like to see the project done myself from start to finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by appliquequiltdesigns View Post
    I have been reading through the post and noticed that even the beginning quilters are sending their quilts out to be quilted. When I made my first quilt I did not even know that was an option. I have always handquilted my own quilts. Those of you that have been quilting for a long time, did you quilt your own quilts at the beginning (either hand or machine) or did you send them out?
    If they are mine-------------they get tacked. I like piecing---------I hate quilting.
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    I quilted my first few with a simple diagonal stitch across the whole quilt. On my machine. I still sometimes use that same pattern for smaller baby or lap quilts.

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    I first started quilting in the mid 70's. Everthing was done by hand. I hand quilted everything. I still do some piecing by hand, but send my quilts to my neice or Charisma to quilt.

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    When I first started, I hand-quilted. I now own two longarm machines. By machine quilting them, it allows me more time to make more quilts. Most of my personal quilts are custom-quilted, unless you just couldn't see the quilting in a busy pattern. My clientele usually don't have time or the comfort level to quilt their own.
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    my first few quilts were hand quilted by me plus I hand quilted for others; unfortunately my hands whon't let me do that any more so all my quilts get sent to the LA'r. Its quickerr and gives me more time to make more quilts.

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