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Thread: Hand Quilting in Floor Frame

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    Super Member purplemem's Avatar
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    No, I do that all the time. It just takes time to quilt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by purplemem
    No, I do that all the time. It just takes time to quilt.
    re:machine quilting with stencil markings:
    Thank you for your reply. I'd love to try handquilting but my hands go numb so I've only done stitch-in-the-ditch and crosshatch quilting with a walking foot.

    So essentially, I'd probably still basically be fmq'ing with the feeddogs down, only slowly and carefully following the stencil lines... hopefully... :-D

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    I use this cool tool for my arthritic hands,
    my hands go numb, can't grip, etc.

    I bought one at Tractor Supply for $5, and at Harbor Freight for $2 that was smaller. I love it as it works great for pulling the needle through.

    Be sure and get the turned up needle nose with the spring loaded handles, it really saves your wrists and hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by postal packin' mama
    Is there any reason the stencil markings couldn't also be
    used for machine quilting, using a walking foot?
    Thanks.
    they r great for machine quilting, also things around the house, u can use to mark,and use walkingfoot to sew!

    Machine quilting is something i need to learn,because i know someday, eyes will not be what they r now
    let me know how the quilting onthe markings goes
    also the stencil co. has stencils made especially for machine quilting , check them out

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    goodmorning
    I also m a handquilter, but it has been awhile, I m working on a twin I got to tell you my my fingers are sore! n Im only 3/4 done n have another right behind it to do. what do you use for the under fingers? I heard on here about aunt bessie ( I think that the name of it)but havent sent for it .

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    Thank you for the wonderful tutorial!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crafty3236 View Post
    goodmorning
    I also m a handquilter, but it has been awhile, I m working on a twin I got to tell you my my fingers are sore! n Im only 3/4 done n have another right behind it to do. what do you use for the under fingers? I heard on here about aunt bessie ( I think that the name of it)but havent sent for it .
    Crafty, I have an Aunt Becky and I don't like it, and a lot of people feel the same way. I use my thumb under the quilt, not my finger. Maybe your needles are too sharp? I know I have some that I won't use because they are too sharp and they really hurt. The needle shouldn't go into your skin, just touch it. When I used Aunt Becky, the needle wasn't coming through the backing.

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    Thank you so much. I hand quilt and want to use some stencils but was not sure how to do this. Thanks sooooo much. Can't wait to try.

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