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Thread: Hand quilting double time.....

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    Senior Member BevD's Avatar
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    I have made myself (about time) a Double Irish Chain quilt. Only once before in a quilting class have I tried hand quilting.
    After reading, watching and learning different topics from this site I can now say that I am .....Hand Quilting my quilt Double Time..... I can now put TWO - yes TWO - stitches on my little needle before pulling it through and YES they are even. :)

    WooHoo!! Am I happy, should have this sucker quilted in 6mths not 12..LOL

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    Legend! Betcha before you know it you'll have 4 on that needle!

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    Yippee!!!! You're on your way!!! I love hand quilting more than anything else!!! :D

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    That's terrific. Hand quilting is a wonderful way to finish a quilt. I am a longarm quilter by trade but I dearly love hand quilting too. I've hand quilted hundreds of quilts and it is such a satisfying feeling.

    I used to keep my work very taut in the hoop, but now I have eased the tension in the hoop and I can load a lot of little stitches on the needle at once. Makes it go a bit faster.

    You will get used to it and may even load 3 stitches or 4 stitches on that little needle as you become more comfortable.But speed isn't my goal. I just enjoy the whole process!

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    AWESOME! At least they are even!

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    It all takes time, you are making good progress!

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    pat, pat, pat, pat, way to go girl!

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    I envy you....i can't seem to master hand quilting. I think i am too used to using my machine. I hope to learn to master that some day when i'm not so intimidated!

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    That's wonderful!! You will be an expert when you have finished that quilt!

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    :thumbup: :lol: I'm also doing the happy dance for you and clapping my hands at the same time!!!

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