I used to hand quilt but over time I found that my wrist aches outrageously and goes numb with the rocking motion. In addition, the needle eyes on the betweens are so small they are very difficult to thread. I have tried loosening the tension on the frame, I tried a hoop as opposed to a frame, and I tried no frame at all. I found a technique on line that is called a 'two-handed method' - you push down with the right hand and push up with the left underneath. Its a good technique but very slow. I finally decided to heck with the Quilt Police and I now do what my nana called a 'running backstitch'. It does create a continuous line on the back side of the quilt but looks perfectly acceptable. Of course I supplement with FMQ depending on the project.
Does anyone else have issues with hand quilting and has anyone come up with solutions?