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Thread: hoop quilting

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    I'm proud to say I have a UFO which is ready to quilt. I have hoop which I have just used by gut instink. Would appreciate info on whatever asdvice you have. Thanks

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    I start in the middle and quilt to the sides. I like the center sandwich a bit loose in the hoop. I scrunch the sides around me. Some people roll, I find the rolls a bit stiff.

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    You're talking about a hand quilting hoop, right? Beginners usually hoop too tightly. I was taught to hoop the quilt so that there is about a fist width of "give" in either direction. This "give" helps you manipulate the quilt for easier hand stitching.

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    Thanks. I didn'tknnowthatbut I had an old cat who sleptonmy nice TAUGHT quilt and now that I think about it ,it did help. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    You're talking about a hand quilting hoop, right? Beginners usually hoop too tightly. I was taught to hoop the quilt so that there is about a fist width of "give" in either direction. This "give" helps you manipulate the quilt for easier hand stitching.
    I agree!

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    cats know.. I quilt hoop and my advice is to keep your water or whatever you drink close at hand.. :D

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    Thank you for starting this thread! I am going to try some hand quilting and I appreciate any and all tips! So far, I have stitched in the ditch or sent the larger ones to a longarmer. But time to figure the mystery out:)

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