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Thread: Stippling by hand

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    I was at the quilt shop the other day and a lady told me she took a quilting class and the instructor did all her stippling by hand. Has anyone ever done this or can you give any information on how to do it?
    Thanks!

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    Super Member mpspeedy's Avatar
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    Hi,

    It can be done by hand. I did it on a quilt our guild made for a member who was dying of cancer. The quilt we were duplicating had been stippled by machine. Since I do not machine quilt at that level I did it by hand. It is merely quilting very closely in a random pattern. The main objective is not to have the quilting lines cross one another. It was a lot of work and I am glad that the item was crib size. It would have taken me at least 6 months had it been an adult bed size.

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    Thanks so much! The shop manager said she thought it was a gift if anyone could do it that it was very slow. She said that two women that was in the guild there did it by hand and it was beautiful.

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    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
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    I would love to see that. I can understand how beautiful it would be. How big was the piece you did :D

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    Stippling is just any quilting pattern used densely to flatten an area of a quilt, usually to emphasize the portions left unquilted in relief. It has been done for hundreds of years!

    It's a lot faster by machine, of course.... :wink:

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