Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 24

Thread: hand stippeling...anyone

  1. #1
    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    13,524
    Blog Entries
    1

    Red face hand stippeling...anyone

    I am a hand quilter. I just made a throw for a cousin.
    Im planning on hq it and doing some flowers.
    has anyone ever hand quilted a meandering sripple.
    How does it look and do you reccomend it or should i just qitd.
    Thankyou ao much

  2. #2
    Senior Member LisaGibbs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Western Kentucky
    Posts
    792
    I wish I could help you but I am a machine quilter. I don't see why you couldn't do the meandering by hand. Maybe do a sample and see if you like it before doing it to your quilt.
    Lisa Gibbs

  3. #3
    Power Poster QuiltE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    13,788
    I have a small quilt that someone else did that I'd consider hand quilting .. it's phenomenal!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Sew many ideas ... just sew little time!!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  4. #4
    Senior Member teddysmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Stanley NC
    Posts
    933
    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    I am a hand quilter. I just made a throw for a cousin.
    Im planning on hq it and doing some flowers.
    has anyone ever hand quilted a meandering sripple.
    How does it look and do you reccomend it or should i just qitd.

    Thankyou ao much
    I'm a newbie and also hand quilt but what is stippeling?

  5. #5
    Power Poster lynnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Long Island
    Posts
    13,524
    Blog Entries
    1
    Its a line design...picture a trail of a butterfly or bee.
    Also bing quilting stipple.
    hope that helps you some.

  6. #6
    Super Member kiffie2413's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    2,475
    I have done quite a bit of my quilting by hand...I have used stencils, and lightly drawn like an s shape meander with a purple pen, then do my quilting stitch along it...spray with water after and the pen disappears...I also will trace off shapes that might work with the quilt design, like a star, or animal shape...I do it the same way...I only learned about machine quilting 3 yrs ago, and I wish I could get fmq down, but I am just not good at it...probably practicing more would help...lol..
    Kif
    In the garden of life everyone has a row to hoe, some people just have more weeds...

    Always do right, it will gratify some and astonish the rest...Mark Twain

  7. #7
    Super Member Jan in VA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Central Virginia in the Foothills of the Blue Ridge Mtns.
    Posts
    6,136
    Yes, I have seen lovely hand stippling. To me, if I'm going to the trouble of handquilting an item, I sure want those stitches to show, I never stitch in the ditch! Practice doodling it first to get the muscle memory and you'll do fine even without a stencil. Though you can find stencils for meanderings...The Stencil Company has them.

    Jan in VA
    Jan in VA
    Living in the foothills
    peacefully colors my world.

  8. #8
    Senior Member teddysmom's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Stanley NC
    Posts
    933
    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Yes, I have seen lovely hand stippling. To me, if I'm going to the trouble of handquilting an item, I sure want those stitches to show, I never stitch in the ditch! Practice doodling it first to get the muscle memory and you'll do fine even without a stencil. Though you can find stencils for meanderings...The Stencil Company has them.

    Jan in VA
    I hand quilt but never SID. I stitch "in the shadow" so my stitches show.

  9. #9
    Super Member patchsamkim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Fox Valley Wisconsin
    Posts
    1,926
    I did one quilt with a meandering stitch by hand...I used pearl cotton and the bigger stitches instead of trying to do finer hand quilting. It looks great and went much faster than regular quilting would have.

  10. #10
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Posts
    4,345
    I have done some hand stippling on some of my quilts to enhance the patterns. I did not use a meander line (don't like it so much) but straight lines. You can also do it in small squares, random, echo, herringbone...there are different possibilities with different looks.
    Attached Images Attached Images  

Page 1 of 3 1 2 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.