I've been madly hand quilting my Mary Englebreit quilt. I love how it's coming out, but I want to get it finished--other projects on my plate, if you know what I mean. Yesterday as I was quilting my right hand kept going numb. This is not a new problem--I am a court reporter, and we ALL have problems with our hands and wrists. But this time it was much worse--after my hand went numb, it would start to feel like the nerves were on fire. I finally had to stop quilting, and this morning I got a brace for my wrist. I'm hoping that if I just rest it (except for having to do my job, of course) it will go away.
This might finally be the push I need to start machine quilting (or sending quilts out to be quilted, something I've never done because of a lack of $$$.) Has anyone else had this problem specifically from quilting?