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Thread: Hand Quilting and the LQS

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    Over time, hot trends change -- I look back and see my work and what was great abck in the 50s is tacky old now -- As my MIL used to say "what goes around comes around"

    My UK and NZ friends still love counted cross stitch and samplers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by butterflies5518
    My favorite LQS is where I learned to hand quilt - it is a small store owned by Mrs/Mr but I get all the attention I can ask for. I am so sorry that you encountered a group that did not think beyond their machines.
    Butterflies5518... I want to know where in Texas this shop is located!! I would love to have more instruction for my feeble attempt at hand quilting! I come to Texas occasionally to visit family.. perhaps it's close or even close enough???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennie and Me
    Ashley, I'm so sorry that you seriously aren't supported in your hand quilting. And you're right, I think that all of the stores go where the money is and the money is in the machine quilting....faster turn around= selling more fabric and quilting supplies.
    May I just add that I so admire anyone who does hand quilting. I've never tried it, but keep thinking that I will. I, like the majority, want fast results, so I got a long-arm. Sometimes I feel that we all need to slow down and enjoy the quilting process a little more instead of hurrying through it.
    Please show us some of your work. I, for one, would love to see it.
    I totally agree. Few quilt shops carry plastic quilting design
    templates, and I understand that, they probably sell very few.
    Also the magazines seem to do the same thing..."quick
    quilts" "fast quilts" etc.etc. I personally am okay, I have all
    I need, patterns and templates, but it's not easy for the newer
    quilters that would like to do more intricate, bigger sizes and
    more time consuming methods.

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    I really admire the art of hand quilting I wish my hands worked better so I could hand quilt. I received a hand quilted quilt and even my 5 yr old Nephew knows how special it is he shows it to everyone and tells them see all those stiches they were done by hand

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    My friend and I searched one Sat 7 Quilting stores and No Aunt Becky's...we gave up. oh and there are videos of the Aunt Becky some where on this QB

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    here is the Video...Aunt Becky - hand qulting

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    Quote Originally Posted by AshleyR
    Go for it! Hand-quilting is so relaxing and rewarding!
    Depends on your perspective...I hate hand work of any kind!!!

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    Sorry about your experience. There were a couple of us who asked our LQS if we could have a "hand sewing group" once or twice a month in the evening. Our LQS was all for it. Some hand piece, some hand quilt, some do their bindings, etc. It's turned into a great social evening and we are fortunate that our LQS does carry any and all supplies needed. It's starting to grow as people who come in the shop and see us become interested and we happily share our knowledge. We each give a small fee to help our LQS. It's a win win situation. Check with other quilters and maybe start your own group. It's a great evening out :thumbup:

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    You can get the same result as the Aunt Becky by getting an old thimble at the thrift or antique store. It is a silver/nickel color thimble that the dimples around the top are relatively smooth. Hammer the round top flat so you have a good sharp edge. Works just like the Aunt Becky.
    I have used the Aunt Becky and don't really like it. Had a quilting friend that said she threw it acros the room several times before she got the hang of it. Some might also use a regular small spoon for the same results. I have more control with the modified thimble.

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    Jean Brown teaches you how to quilt the fast easy way with her special "aunt becky tool" technique. It's on youtube.

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