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Any Tips For Using the Quilting Tool, "Aunt Becky"?

Old 09-30-2011, 04:15 AM
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Was just wondering if anyone is expierenced at using one? Are they akward? Any good tips?
Thanks in advance?
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Old 09-30-2011, 04:30 AM
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I don't hand quilt anymore but when I did I couldn't get used to Aunt Becky (kept sliding off) so I just used the end of a teaspoon to do the same thing. It was easier for me to hang onto.
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Good tip, Nadine! Thanks! I never thought of a spoon!
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Good tip!
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Old 09-30-2011, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by CarrieAnne
Was just wondering if anyone is expierenced at using one? Are they akward? Any good tips?
Thanks in advance?
Those are the same questions that I have wondered about too. Thanks for posting , will watch this topic.Do you have one or considering purchasing one? :D
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I am going to watch this too...I always wandered if these worked and how ...LOL Carrie do you have one already?
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I have only made one piece with "Aunt Becky" and my Barnett's laptop hoop, but it was definitely getting easier as I got toward the end.

It was very awkward for me at first, but by the time I'd been messing with it for a few hours, I was a lot more comfortable with keeping it on my finger, and making my fingers do what I wanted them to do - as with any new hobby, they all wanted to jump in and do everyone else's job. ;)

I could see how it would eventually be much faster and easier on my hands than the usual hand-quilting and after a few more hours, I was actually having fun.

Of course, my stitches are still huge - almost utility stitches. :mrgreen: But, that's okay, we all start where we are.
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I bought one for me and my friend at Barnett's but I haven't got the rhythm of it. I don't use a hoop and I think that is the real problem.

However, this winter I am putting a quilt on my frame to quilt and I will try it then when I have tension on the quilt.

Most of the time I just put the quilt in my lap and sew.
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Can you show a picture of the item? Curious
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Originally Posted by threads57
Can you show a picture of the item? Curious
http://www.connectingthreads.com/too...-_TD80688.html
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