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Thread: Help! trouble hand quilting to edge of quilt

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    Help! trouble hand quilting to edge of quilt

    I am in need of suggestions on how to quilt along edges when my hoop no longer holds the quilt.

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    I am not a hand quilter but I have a friend that does. She sews an piece of muslin to the edge wide enough to stay in the hoop. When finished she just takes of the muslin and binds it.

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    I usually just quilt without a frame on the edges..As long as it is pinned or basted well, I have never had a problem

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    This was just posted last month in tutorials. Hoop sleeve for hand quilting near the edge
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    ​Yes, the hoop sleeve is the answer!

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    I haven't hand quilted in many years. I did see the tute on the hoop sleeve. Seems that would be be thing to do.
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    I pin an extra piece of fabric -- or a towel, or whatever -- to the edge of the quilt and then put the hoop on. Sometimes I just take a strip of fabric -- pin one end to the quilt, the other end through the hoop and pull it snug (I usually put 3 on). The hoop sleeve would work well, but I can never find those gadgets when I need them.

    I don't do much hand quilting any more, I miss it and will have to start handstitching one. It's enjoyable.
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    I hand quilt and sometimes use a hoop and sometimes not. I have never had a problem on the edges.

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    I usually just 'float' the sandwich in the hoop when I get to that point. In other words...no extra fabric or anything. Just have the edge of the quilt sort of in the middle of the hoop floating in the air. Never had wave issues and it works for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linsey-woolsey View Post
    I am in need of suggestions on how to quilt along edges when my hoop no longer holds the quilt.
    I had this same problem when I tried using either a hoop or a floor frame. Now I don't use either one. I just pin, pin, pin and quilt in my lap. Works for me and is much more relaxing.

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