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Thread: May i ask the stupidest question ever????

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    When you hand quilt...... well i get that you follow a pattern and so but is it running stitches you do and how do you do the first and beginning stitches to avoid knots?????

    I am planning to start with maschine quilting i think and i need veryyyyy beasic ideas suitable for a child me thinks but if i decide to hand quilt maybe some corners i need ideas for that too, links and photos even tutorials would be good cause it is so much out there i m totally confused :oops:

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    You pop the knot through the fabric so it gets buried in the batting. When you are nearing the end, you sititch in place, then knot a little ways away, and bury it the same way.

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    To bury the knot at the beginning, hold the knot under your thumbnail while pulling. It won't pop out or break. This is the best tip I ever got about handquilting.

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    What helped me the most when I was learning to quilt, was watching someone do it, better yet watching several people do it. Nothing is as good as seeing it, at least for me. Try at a quilt shop or a quilt show, most quilters would be happy to help. Good luck, and don't give up, it is a great pleasure once it "clicks".

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    Search for hand quilting on youtube....you can find all kinds of videos there that will show you what the answers above are talking about.

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    One of my books says when you are getting ready to end a section, just wrap the thread around the needle once and pull it into the fabric. It is almost like the way you start out and holds the thread in place nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roselady
    What helped me the most when I was learning to quilt, was watching someone do it, better yet watching several people do it. Nothing is as good as seeing it, at least for me. Try at a quilt shop or a quilt show, most quilters would be happy to help. Good luck, and don't give up, it is a great pleasure once it "clicks".
    I dont know anyone who does quilting but i m willing 2 offer you a free holiday in Norway,lol
    Included in the offer is; lots of sewing stash and even more papercrafting, i also have a good suply of yarn for knitting, crocheting or tunisian crocheting, 7 chinchillas and 2 very picky and strange cats, 2 kids and my best friend who is just super and can function as a nurse.
    And yes we have a lovely garden too and stunning scenery :mrgreen:

    Ps. if children are not preffered they can be temperaraly moved of the premises. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


    Hows that for an holiday add girls??????

    Did i mention its a possibilty 2 sew 24/7 and even bring your machine 2 bed with you????

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    When can I come?!!! A year ago my husband and I got to travel to Scotland to visit my daughter who had been there on a mission trip for two years. We were fortunate enough to travel through Great Britain, Belgium, and Germany. It was wonderful, but didn't get to Scandinavia at all.....someday, I hope. It would be my pleasure to teach you to quilt when I come....until then keep looking for someone to help you...tutorials online will also help, just don't give up.

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    trust me ... that is not a stupid question ... let alone the stupidest question ever asked here. :lol: :lol: :lol:

    beginning and ending knots are the two trickiest steps in hand quilting. you were wise to ask. ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by roselady
    When can I come?!!! A year ago my husband and I got to travel to Scotland to visit my daughter who had been there on a mission trip for two years. We were fortunate enough to travel through Great Britain, Belgium, and Germany. It was wonderful, but didn't get to Scandinavia at all.....someday, I hope. It would be my pleasure to teach you to quilt when I come....until then keep looking for someone to help you...tutorials online will also help, just don't give up.

    I wasnt joking so u let me know when ur coming :wink:

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