Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Question about hand quilting

  1. #1

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Benson, AZ
    Posts
    55
    I am interested in doing some hand quilting. Do you have to use a hoop? Can you hand quilt a quilt that has been sprayed??? I am not sure where to start. I quilted years ago on a stretched frame, but that was a long time ago.

  2. #2
    Marjpf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Greater Los Angeles Area
    Posts
    1,916
    I have always used a hoop, but I've seen others that do the quilt as you go method hand quilt without a hoop. What has your quilt been sprayed with?

  3. #3
    Power Poster sueisallaboutquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    17,471
    I use a hoop b/c it keeps the fabric taut and my stitching looks better. Not sure what spray you are referring to??? Oh- I use a hoop for quilting, not the other ones but you probably know that.

  4. #4
    Super Member virtualbernie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    3,590
    Blog Entries
    3
    Are you referring to the 505 spray? If you're not going to use a hoop then you should probably spray. I use a hoop to help keep the hot quilt off my lap abd I can maneuver the quilt and my stitches better.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Benson, AZ
    Posts
    55
    Yes, the 505 spray..

  6. #6
    Senior Member KiwiQuilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
    Posts
    957
    Some people quilt without a hoop or a frame, and enjoy hand quilting that way.

    I use a small hoop - it gives me flexibility and control. I've tried a large hoop on a stand but I found that I got a sore arm and shoulder after quilting for long periods.

    Frames aren't for me, as I haven't worked out how to quilt in multiple directions.

    So far I haven't sprayed any quilt - so I can't comment on that for you.

    Do what works for you, and what feels right for your body.

  7. #7
    LUV2QLT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Jordan, Minnesota
    Posts
    127
    I've tried hand quilting with a hoop - doesn't work for me - I've also tried hand embroidering with a hoop - again, it doesn't work for me - but I do large quilts on a frame, and for some reason, that works for me! So, my smaller projects: no hoop, no frame - that works for me!

  8. #8

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    7
    Quote Originally Posted by phyllis b
    I am interested in doing some hand quilting. Do you have to use a hoop? Can you hand quilt a quilt that has been sprayed??? I am not sure where to start. I quilted years ago on a stretched frame, but that was a long time ago.
    I use a hoop and I always start in the middle of the quilt and work out to the edges.

  9. #9
    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Central Indiana (USA)
    Posts
    31,244
    Blog Entries
    194
    I just found this link about hand quilting, as I am learning this technique

    http://crafts.lovetoknow.com/wiki/Hand_Quilting

  10. #10
    thismomquilts's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    here! :)
    Posts
    1,493
    I do handquilting. Tried a hoop, didn't work for me. I usually just do it right on my lap, but I'm working on one now that is on a table - largest one I've done so far. I agree - one must just find out what is the better way for them - try the hoop, if it doesn't work... I bought a cheaper one just in case it didn't work - I didn't feel too bad not using it then.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.