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