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Thread: hand quilter qnd hand piecing

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    Senior Member Elsie's Avatar
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    i was just thinking about how many years ago how they use to quilt by hand and piece by hand and i wonder how many are doing it now i like to sit and piece and hand quilt i feel relax when i do it and can take it with me and still enjoy the quilting .

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    Same here.

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    I love hand work. It's how I first taught myself to sew. I always have at least one hand quilting project going. Right now I have 2 -- a grandmother's flower garden and a Dear Jane. Both will be hand pieced and hand quilted. I actually feel more confident with just a needle and thread -- probably because it is how I first started. Just wish I could sew faster.

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    Elsie.
    At times I feel like the dinosaur with all my hand pieceing, hand quilting.
    Travel across our state 250-300 miles every other weekend one way and my hand sttichen keeps me sane. Just finished 7 sisters Queen size, still have not figured out hoow to get hoop in front seat as H drives.
    stitchfully

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    I enjoy hand quilting because then it feels like I truly "made" the entire piece, instead of a machine helping me. It's a greater sense of accomplishment!

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    I most enjoy the handquilting. I will admit that I only piece by machine and only when necessary. If I had my druthers I would do all whole cloth or what I call cheaters cloth which are preprinted fabrics that look like patchwork or applique. I have done a number of those type peices which have to be examined closely to tell that they were actually whole cloth.

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    i do it all.

    i hand and machine piece and i hand and machine quilt - typically all in the same quilt.


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    Senior Member Elsie's Avatar
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    it is a nice to sat back and just relax and work on your pieces and i do machine some times but it not like working with your hand and it good to hear other enjoy doing it

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    I love hand quilting. The busier I am , the more I want to sew by hand.

    Panda

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    I am working on a Dear Jane which I am hand piecing because I'm much more accurate than if I was doing it by machine.

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