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Thread: How do you hand quilt through seams?

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    I am having trouble quilting through the seams. How do you do it? I tried the regular rocking motion and I'm not too happy about how that worked. Any hints?

    Here's a picture of the little wall hanging that I am hand quilting. The outside border that you see is just temporary. I needed it so the wall hanging would fit in the hoop.
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    I use the stab method when I get to a very difficult seam...

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    Jstitch - stab method works

    push the needle down from the top - pull it through - and then push it back up - pull it through - basically doing half of a stitch at a time - down and then back up

    the hard part is getting the stitch to come back up lined up correctly

    your wall hanging is very pretty




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    I don't hand quilt so I am no help, but had to tell you haw much I like your wall hanging.

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    I agree with the stab stitch! And I love your quilt!!! So cute!

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    yep.. stab stitch it...and lots of patience:) a class of red wine can't help either :)

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    One of those rubbery needle grippers helps pull it through from the other side. That's when you find out whether you have a good thimble or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilting Aggi
    yep.. stab stitch it...and lots of patience:) a class of red wine can't help either :)
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    Aggi, do you mean "a glass of red wine can't hurt either" ?

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    Maybe Aggi already had her glass of wine!!

    Love your wall hanging!

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    Stab stich and if the needle gets stuck use a nailclipper to grab the needle.

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