I've never hand quilted before, but the hand quilting I've seen is basically a running stitch where you see a stitch, then a space, then a stitch.
I have a project I'm working on and in a few small area's I want straight line quilting with a heavy thread (12wt). I've tried several combinations of bobbin thread, upper and lower tension adjustments, and I can't get the tension right. Then the lightbulb came on and I figured "just hand quilt it".
BUT ... I want a solid stitch. Not a stitch then a space then a stitch. I want a solid line of stitching.
Would I use a back stitch, or should I use a running stitch and do it twice?? Is one preferable to another??