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Thread: Neurologist appointment update

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    winding_branch's Avatar
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    Oct 2009
    Hi all,
    Just to let you know that I've received my appointment letter for the Neurologist - it's the 30th January, at 10.45am. Yes, I know - how weird a Saturday, but apparantely they're having an extra clinic for Dr Watts to clear the backlog of patients. I'll let you know how it all goes. In the meantime, I have a quilting related question - how do you hand quilt small items such as pot holders & pin cushions without a hoop, as they're too small to go into one? Do you just hold small items such as this in your hands & quilt them? I'm thinking of having a go at doing a little English patchwork, if I can get my headaches & visual disturbances low enough to do so, but the pincushion's are also on my mind - I really just can't pick a suitable first project at the moment!
    I'd really like to make a quilt as the winters are freezing here - would this be too much of an undertaking as a beginner? What do you think?
    Best wishes

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    Community Manager PatriceJ's Avatar
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    Nov 2006
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    items that small are much easier to hand-quilt without a hoop.

    while you have visions problems, i think pincushions are a great place to start. if you want to practice your hand-quilting, try cutting and sandwiching large blocks, quilting onto them, and then cutting them back for pillows, placemats and similar small items, or to insert into quilts later on,

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    Power Poster littlehud's Avatar
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    Nov 2007
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    Glad you have your appointment. I'm no help with hand quilting. I just can't get the hang of it.

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    Super Member Elisabrat's Avatar
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    Oct 2009
    Cody, Wyoming
    Hand quilting anything that wouldnt fit in a hoop is fairly easy as it fits then inbetween your two hands and you can sort of pull it taunt with just a couple fingers while you stitch.

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