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Thread: My Way of Handquilting

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    Your work is amazing and thanks for sharing.
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    How beautiful! I have always struggled with consistency in my stitches when hand-quilting. I am excited to try your tip of having the quilt in the frame looser rather than tauter. I think this may be my problem. Thank you for sharing!

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    Very, very nice thanks for sharing
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    I still dont understand how you keep the design so uniform if you dont have a marking to follow. Do you do your quilt tops the same way? without marking?
    Lise

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    Quote Originally Posted by honeybee_2000 View Post
    I still dont understand how you keep the design so uniform if you dont have a marking to follow. Do you do your quilt tops the same way? without marking?
    Hi Lise,
    thank you for asking. I mark most of my quilts (and I only do wholecloth quilts with solid farbics for the top) with a darning needle. The pattern is "scratched" in the fabric after layering.

    Needle Marking

    When the quilting is done you can't see the markings anymore - that is the reason why they aren't visible in the pictures.

    Hope that helps!
    Andrea the Handquilter - I'm born to quilt!
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    You may only do one stitch at a time but your quilting is fabulous. Well done

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    I just completed looking and reading all 23 pages of this posting. What wonderful work Andrea. I have been a fan of yours for a long time. I hand quilted for many years but can not do it anymore probably because I didn't use proper hand and finger movements and damaged my knuckles. Thank you for sharing your method. I was so glad to get a link to your web site, I will now go there a spend a while looking at all your gorgeous quilt.

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    Your post is my FIRST bookmark!! I almost cried looking at your beautiful handpquilting!! It is the BEST that i have ever seen! Wow!! I am working on stretching my skills. Your post inspires me to be open to handquilting.

    a friend of mine gave me his beloved mothers quilt frame rails. He knew that I was involved in the quilting world. It is about 10-12 feet long. Another friend gave me the legs that should hold the frame. I have held onto these for a couple of years. I need to give this a try. Thank you for inspiring us to stretch our skills!!!

    Sandy

    ps: his mom passed away a couple of years ago....I cherish the gift he entrusted in me. It is time that I used them.

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    Barb and Sandy,
    thank you for your posts. I am always happy to spread the word and when my work encourages others to try or keep on hand quilting. It's such a wonderful and versatile craft and I am very thankful for this gift.
    Happy Quilting!
    Andrea
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    RE: hole in fingernail....Have done that too. Next time I quilted I applied a false fingernail and saved my real one from injury.
    I have a friend who quilts one stitch at a time, However, she inserts her needle straight down and brings it straight up to the top. She wins competitions when she enters her quilts in them. She uses hoops and/or frame quilting. She also machine quilts on LA for $. Multi-talented, she does not create her own designs yet... Kudos to all the artistic designers of quilts! You have a special place in the quilting world with your talents. I have quilted my first full-sized pieced quilt with a feather motif. It is not that hard and results are very satisfying. You inspire me to expand my quilting efforts. BTW, I use thimbles, top and bottom to save my fingers and Frixion pens for marking. I got the pens on Amazon.
    Last edited by adamae; 01-27-2014 at 01:31 PM. Reason: clarifying and additional info

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