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Thread: Hoop sleeve for hand quilting near the edge

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    Hoop sleeve for hand quilting near the edge

    Use a piece of pre-quilted fabric (bought or make your own), so that the part of the sleeve caught in the hoop is approximately the same thickness as your projects.

    To make a pattern, trace the outside of the inner hoop on a piece of paper, approximately 1/3 the way around. Draw a straight line from one edge of the curve to the other. Add 1/4" to the curved edge. Cut two pieces of pre-quilted fabric by this pattern.

    Measure the depth of the hoop (usually around an inch). Cut a strip of pre-quilted fabric this wide, plus 1/2" (for two 1/4" seams) and the length of the curved edge of the pattern.

    Sew a 2- or 3-inch piece of velcro to the wrong side of each semi-circle, positioned so that they match when the pieces are together. These will help keep the sleeve in position on your hoop.

    Use the strip to join the two curved pieces together, sewing with 1/4" seams. Optional: topstitch the seams open (this makes the sleeve fit more smoothly, but is a little tricky to do--some of my friends left off this step and their sleeves were fine).

    Bind the raw edges using a single thickness of matching fabric or muslin.

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    Thank you Daphne!! I am making this ASAP!! Let's see... have some must-do yard work, then all-school reunion... could be a few days, but I am definitely making one of these!!!
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    I really like this idea!! I had been basting long strips of muslin on the borders to have enough fabric in the hoop. Considered buying half hoop, but I think about it only when I'm quilting. This will be done today. A good show and tell. Thanks for the tutorial.

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    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you...for taking the time to do this. I'm going to share it with my quilting group...it's wonderful!

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    Thanks for posting this. I just hand quilted a lap throw this weekend and didn't know what to do at the edge.
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    Great instructions! Thank you so much!

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    So sorry, I'm at a loss how to use this, I'm just getting into hand quilting..just barely...and for the life of me can't quite understand how to use this, please advise...and don't laugh....I'm laughing enough for all of us!!! Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by quilt queen View Post
    So sorry, I'm at a loss how to use this, I'm just getting into hand quilting..just barely...and for the life of me can't quite understand how to use this, please advise...and don't laugh....I'm laughing enough for all of us!!! Thanks
    I'm new too and this was sent in reply to my question about how to use the quilting hoop when you're at the edge and don't have enough fabric to fill the whole hoop. If you put this onto the hoop you can pin the edge of your quilt on it to keep it taut while you stitch.

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    Great idea! I have always pinned a pillow case along the edge of the section of the quilt where I am quilting and then put it in the hoop as needed. This is a much classier way to do it.
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    Perfect solution! Thanks for sharing, this is definitely going on my to do list!

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