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I'm so excited about "new" big stitching!

Old 08-31-2016, 07:06 AM
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Default I'm so excited about "new" big stitching!

It's called Kantha stitching and it's the next "new" thing in the quilting/modern quilting world according to several sources.

Check out this site for information on this very interesting uptick in quilting -- both hand and machine:
http://www.equilter.com/blog/

Then check out the following for great supplies including needles, thimbles, and great threads:
http://www.equilter.com/category/190...20160831012442

YES, I WILL be ordering from them -- the threads thrill me!!

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Old 08-31-2016, 09:07 AM
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​Big stitch quilting has been around for a while now. The Kantha stitching seems to be the same as big stitch only rather then following the piecing, it is creating designs on the fabric as well.
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My last hand quilted quilt I did big stitching using size 12 cotton thread. It was about four stitches per inch. It looked great and everyone thought it was the neatest thing ever. Ugh except the fuddy duddy members of my ex guild. They said it wasn't real quilting. LOL I will check out the new supplies. I love doing it, took about 1/4 the time of regular hand quilting. I won a viewer's choice ribbon.
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Looks like the Indian version of sashiko or big stitch primitive using flashier threads.......
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thanks for the link... interesting
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Very interesting! Thanks for sharing this new technique, sort of "Indian Sashiko".
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Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
​Big stitch quilting has been around for a while now. The Kantha stitching seems to be the same as big stitch only rather then following the piecing, it is creating designs on the fabric as well.
Yes, it has, and that's exactly what she mentions in this blog. I've almost always used quilting templates when doing my hand quilting designs in big stitch -- which I have been doing on most quilts since the late 90s. I was thrilled to see it described in this "new" to us way, as it comes out of India and nearby countries.

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Originally Posted by Geri B View Post
Looks like the Indian version of sashiko or big stitch primitive using flashier threads.......
It IS!! That's why I was tickled about it; I hope it will begin to receive more attention and fewer complaints when this catches on don't you?!

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Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
My last hand quilted quilt I did big stitching using size 12 cotton thread. It was about four stitches per inch. It looked great and everyone thought it was the neatest thing ever. Ugh except the fuddy duddy members of my ex guild. They said it wasn't real quilting. LOL I will check out the new supplies. I love doing it, took about 1/4 the time of regular hand quilting. I won a viewer's choice ribbon.
Same to me. I used it in the "new baby quilt" thread I started in april 2016 with a pic. Got no negative ccoments

But my daughter, a millennial, requested it and loves it. It seems to be the new modern way
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Thanks for the site, I signed up and ordered from them already. I love their website, fabrics and patterns. Now the thread will be easier to order.

I remember when those member criticized long arm quilting. Oops, my age is showing.

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