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Thread: Needle Marking

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    I can't wait to try it that way! Thank you so much for sharing your technique! Your quilting is wonderful!

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    I hand quilt all my quilts Im gonna try that.

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    thanks for the great pictures and idea. you do beautiful work

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    Quote Originally Posted by sak658
    I love to handquilt, used to do it all the time.. now does anyone have a remedy for arthritic joints in fingers, they just popped up there last year over night it seemed. I just finished a twin , handquilting it and I thought I wasn't going to get it finished, some days it hurt so bad. I have the glove, I use Biofreeze, aspercream, 2 tylenol daily, anything else???? I even tried the Vicks salve that some lady posted on the board, nope didn't work... Oh and your work in magnificent...simply beautiful..
    Have you tried an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) instead of the Tylenol? Aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen are the most common over-the-counter ones.
    There are many more by prescription. All would likely be more effective for arthritis, and all are most effective when taken regularly. Check with your doctor, and search the medical sites online, such as Mayo Clinic or WebMD.

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    have been wanting to try hand quilting for some time now.
    your post has encouraged me to try hand quilting..... I am not going to try a bed quilt but will be trying a wall hanging... that way if I need to rip out stitches there won't be so many..... lol. thank yow so much for in info.... everyone who I know that had quilts does the rocking motion and I never could get it. Love your way of quilting..... it's a must try for sure. Thanks for sharing.

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    instead of the needle couldn't you use a Hera marker? It does the same thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    instead of the needle couldn't you use a Hera marker? It does the same thing!
    Yes, Jacquie, of course you can. I sometimes use the Hera Marker for straight line marking like the grids. But for small patterns, especially very curvy ones, I prefer the needle. It is easier to handle for me. But this is just my personal preference!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt View Post
    This is the darning needle I use. It is about 6 cm (2,4 inches) long.
    Andrea, I have been drooling over your whole-cloth quilts for a few days now. I am just starting hand-quilting and have a couple of questions for you. When doing a whole-cloth quilt, do you begin in the middle of the quilt first? Second, I have tried several different hoops and my arms are so short, they all seem too cumbersome. What do you think about hand-quilting without a hoop?
    You are truly an artist and I so appreciate you sharing your talent with us. Blessings
    http://signatures.mylivesignature.co...C6D9B70091.png"To share often and much...to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded."
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    Quote Originally Posted by nccatbird View Post
    Andrea, I have been drooling over your whole-cloth quilts for a few days now. I am just starting hand-quilting and have a couple of questions for you. When doing a whole-cloth quilt, do you begin in the middle of the quilt first? Second, I have tried several different hoops and my arms are so short, they all seem too cumbersome. What do you think about hand-quilting without a hoop?
    You are truly an artist and I so appreciate you sharing your talent with us. Blessings
    Hi!

    You are right, I begin to quilt in the middle of the quilt. Most of my wholecloths have a center medaillon and this is what I do first. Then I quilt towards the edges. The only exception are Strippy quilts - I start with the stripe in the middle and work it to the edges on the top and the bottom, next are the stripes besides.

    I quilt in a 18" hoop on a stand (Jasmine Easy Spinner) and I do all my quilts in it. For me this is the best way because I only quilt in one direction - towards my body - and I can turn my work. Furthermore the quilt has the right tension to keep it even. Of course you can quilt without a hoop, this is a matter of personal choice and I know many quilters who do it like this. But in my opinion the quilting looks different when it's one without a hoop or frame, it is more crinkled and I prefer another look. But this is just my humble opinion...

    Maybe you can try to use a 14" hoop and this works okay for you! If not... give it a try and quilt without one. It's always best to find your own way of quilting!

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    Your work is amazing. Thanks for showing.

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