Hello, this is my first quilt and I am hand sewing the whole thing, so I have a few questions:
1) What size needle should I be using to finish up my quilt?
I got a quilt guide and it came with a ruler and needle, beside the book for machine quilting, but some of the needle eyes are very small and my quilting thread seems too big to go through the holes. I found one needle that I like, not sure of the size, but it is getting dull so my next question
2) How do I make my needle sharp again?
3) When I put my backing, the batting, and the top together to put on an old quilting table, should I pin it on the floor or ground first then put it on the table or put the backing on the table and then put everything on it?
4) How many stitches per inch do you put your stitches away from each other?
I have basic squares and I am thinking about just going around the squares and then corner to corner to sew it together.
Any other ideas?
Thanks SO much for the advice,
Kim from Ohio