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Thread: Hand sitiching question...

  1. #11
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    May 2011
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    oh wow 40 years of quilting..I don't have that many years left..sew you win lol.
    loved your note

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    Super Member Deb watkins's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    Horseheads, NY 14845
    Quote Originally Posted by tealfalcon
    i dont use a hoop....i have tried and just dont like the feel of it...i feel i have more control without one
    I am with you on this. I have tried several types of hoops, hand held, on a frame....and I still cannot do that. I guess it is (as always) a personal preference as to what is comfortable and what works.

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    Jun 2010
    Springfield MO
    I am finally working on hand quilting the borders of my daughter's quilt. This is my first and I found the frame just didn't feel comfortable and held the quilt too tight. I laid the quilt across my cutting table and found that it was much easier. I had also read that 7-8 stitches per inch is appropriate but I can only get 6 stitches.

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    Nov 2010
    Chicago, IL
    When I use a hoop, I create enough slack to allow that rocking action. I'd like to try a floor frame, but I'm concerned that it wouldn't work well since I can't quilt in any direction AT ALL. And when I finally get the space, I'll set up a machine quilting frame. Can't see having enough space for both...

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    Senior Member vjengels's Avatar
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    Aug 2009
    I generally don't use a hoop either,only because I like to quilt towards me, and a hoop requires too much moving.. I agree, it depends on the needle you use, how much practice you get, weave of the fabric, seams, no seams,.... oh yeah, who cares how many stiches you get to the inch???? I do hand quilting because I like the look of hand stitches... Oh and one more thing Quilt Police; I could care less if my stiches are big, little or straight... and it's not uncommon for you to find the backing a little 'bunchy' on the back. So there!

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    Sep 2011
    Burton on Trent
    I've tried quilting with a hoop but for me I've found it to be easier to do without, really depends on what you're most comfortable with. Large quilts can be a bit cumbersome like this but they are great to snuggle under while you quilt them.

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    Magnolia, KY
    I finally retired by huge frame to the basement. I like to machine quilt or hoop quilt. I felt like I wasn't in control of it.

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