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Old 10-22-2007, 02:54 PM
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Indiana
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O.K., here's the story. I am making a quilt for my son's girlfriend for Christmas. I added buttons and beads to the top for some embellishment. When I went to my favorite quilt shop for advice, the owner said the buttons and beads would have to be removed for machine quilting, but not with hand quilting. Since I am planning to hand quilt, that's not a problem. But, I am concerned that I won't be able to use a frame or hoop to hold the quilt while quilting. I think the buttons and beads may be in places where the hoop or clamp (I use a pvc plastic floor frame) will need to be. Will it quilt o.k. if I just hold the quilt on my lap and work without a frame or hoop? Or even if I rest it on a table and quilt? Thanks in advance for your help.
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