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Thread: Hand piecing/quilting question

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    Super Member SuziC's Avatar
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    I have done embroidery/sewing, cross stitch, etc. But have never tried to hand piece a quilt top together. How can the stitches used in the piecing process be as durable as machine piecing? I know there are some quilters out there that still do all of the quilting process by hand and would like to know how to start a small quilt top doing it entirely my hand. I always put my quilt bindings on using my machine for the top but hand sew the back of the binding to the back of the quilt. I find that to be very relaxing and would love to try a quilt done entirely by hand. Am i crazy?? Where should i look for advise besides here that is :lol:

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    Jinny Beyer's book on hand piecing is an interesting read. I borrowed it from my public library. I can't hand sew as fast as she does or quite like she describes. I have an ongoing GFG that I hand piece. When I've made mistakes, it's hard to rip out the stitches, so I think it'll stay together ok. I sew small running stitches, and take an extra stitch about every 5 or 6 stitches.

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    also the quilting holds it together

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    I was hand piecing a quilt as you go Log Cabin. I got bored with it so I made wall hangings of four blocks each and sold them at a church bazaar - they were a hit! I, too, made a back stitch about every five stitches.

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    Thank you...these are great sites!!!

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