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Thread: How dumb was that? (Hand quilting)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Hinterberg?
    YES!! I found it at a thrift shop for $20...
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    I love my Q Snap floor frame. I start with it tight as a drum to make sure there are no wrinkles anywhere. I then press gently on the surface to relax the tension to the proper give for quilting. Hey, there is always a learning curve when you start something new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PensyDutch View Post
    My problem is that I can't use a thimble. I need to feel the needle. I get callouses on my fingers. Wish I could use a thimble.
    I use a thimble on my top hand, but the underhand is bare...I'm constantly poking my finger, and I wear out my nails...
    One day, you'll only be a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.

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    I had the same problem when I started. Keep asking questions, there is no such thing as dumb question.

    Look forward to seeing your work.
    Lisa

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    Totally a learning moment. I probably would have made the same mistake.

    Cheers, K

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    How many stitches to the inch is acceptable? Hand-quilting is new to me. I have been averaging 5 stitches to an inch. I know to maintain a consistent size in the stitches in very important...just haven't figured out how to get more than 5 stitches. I can only do 2 stitches at a time to maintain stitch length consistency. I enjoy hand-quilting but I am very slow at it. Any helpful hints are appreciated. I really enjoy reading these inquiries. Thanks, Christina

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    I've tried a hoop and also tried a frame. Have better luck using neither one. I just have to make sure I baste or pin the quilt together so it is smooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlee View Post
    I use a thimble on my top hand, but the underhand is bare...I'm constantly poking my finger, and I wear out my nails...
    Don't you hate that when you wear your thumb nail down on 1 side only!!! I started using a pad on my under thumb when it's in the hoop & on my index finger when it's out of the hoop. I always have a metal thumble on my right middle finger to push.
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    It is the same with quilting on a frame. I thought it was supposed to be really tight to make even stitches and prevent puckers. I found out really quick you don't want to do that!!!
    Sadiemae

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    There is a new thimble out there. It is rubberish. I got it at my local quilt shop and it sticks to my finger very nicely. I got 6 of them in all different sizes and all different colors. They work very well. You might want to try them out.
    Busy in Ohio

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