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Thread: An Introduction...

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    An Introduction...

    Hi! I'm a newbie to this site, but have been quilting for about 3 years. I love modern quilting, and learning new techniques. My new passion is paper-pieced hexies ~ so addictive and fun!
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    I'm going to free motion quilt around the shape of the dragon, and the brown border... but I'm going to try hand quilting the rest of it. It's a whole new process for me, and I'm super excited about it! Also VERY hesitant... I really want to do as good a job quilting as I did with the hand piecing. This is why I'm here: I'm hoping to get all sorts of awesome hand quilting tips and tricks, especially for hexies.

    So... let me hear it. What's your favorite needle / thread / thimble?... what is your favorite knot? How many stitches can you make with the layers of a hexie quilt? Do you use a hoop? Do you have a favorite chair / light / set up? I'm using wool batting on this project, what type do you prefer?

    Super excited to hear your ideas and tips ~ going to start quilting this beast tomorrow!! (12/9/12)
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    Welcome from Minnesota and happy quilting
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    Welcome from Ontario, Canada. That's an awesome hexagon dragon! I don't do a lot of hand quilting any more but when I do, I use my Q Snap floor frame. I have never hand quilted a hexagon quilt but I have seen antique ones done with 1/4 inch inside each hexagon. I think they did that because it was easier than quilting through the seams but your hexagons are so small that it does not look like an option. I think I might quilt a C shape inside each hexagon to suggest scales.

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    good idea to use "c" shapes for scales! Thanks!

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    Welcome from NE Ohio. Thanks for sharing your beautiful dragon.

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    Hi there!. Love the quilt. Just a word of caution.....you have a lot of seams in this quilt. This is very challenging and tiring.

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    Welcome from Michigan! Love your dragon!

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    welcome from se TX -- love the beastie
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    Hello Gail!
    Welcome from Minnesota!
    WOW! That dragon quilt is awesome!

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    Hello, welcome from Oklahoma!!! Love your quilt!!!
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    Wecome from Illinois. I think the suggestion of quilting the C is terrific. Tinker

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    Hi from Ohio!
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    Welcome to the board. Your dragon is absolutely gorgeous! Great job. I hope that when you're done with the quilting that you'll post a picture on the board. It looks like it was so much fun to do.

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    Welcome from Adrian, MI. I'll bet it was hard to get the feet at the bottom of your quilt to lay flat!!

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    Thanks everyone! I've been practicing my hand quilting, it's going to be a tough one, but I'm super excited to get to it! I'll certainly post when it's finished.

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    Welcome from Ireland. Love the dragon.
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    Hi Gail, Welcome to the QB from North Carolina . Glad you could join us.

    A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!!!! Dragon quilt.....WOW, it just blows the mind

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