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Thread: AUNT BECKY

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    I know this subject has been discussed before but I recently bought an Aunt Becky. even after watching the video on Quilt TV several times, I am still having trouble using it. What has been the experience of the users on this board? Any helpful hints for new users?

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    I'm interested what the outcome is. I saw this a very long time ago on a quilting show, always wanted to get one.

    Many quilt shops do not even know what it is.

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    I would say sandwich two peices of muslin and batting and draw some lines on it and just practice. It will come to you after a while. it does take a good bit of practice though since it is basically backwards to what we are used to.

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    Well now, I have never heard of Aunt Becky myself. I guess I better do some catching up. Off to googleland!

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    http://www.connectingthreads.com/too...+_TD80688.html

    For those who had never heard of this notion. Like moi. ;-)

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    I just found aunt beckys video on utube. That is very interesting. And would be worth the effort of learning. Hummm

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    One year my friends and I all bought Aunt Becky at a quilt show. None of us use it. Now when we see something that we all are ready to buy we say,"Aunt Becky" and walk on.

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    Funny. I was cleaning out my notion drawer and found two Aunt Beckys. They remind me of the hand clicking toys we had as kids. I use to be pretty good at using the Aunt Becky but it's been years since I tried it.

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    I think it is like anything else, some find it useful and others do not :wink: :D:D:D

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    http://jeansimpressions.com/

    Check out the video at the bottom of Jean's page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annaquilts
    One year my friends and I all bought Aunt Becky at a quilt show. None of us use it. Now when we see something that we all are ready to buy we say,"Aunt Becky" and walk on.
    THAT^^ is hilarious! Thanks for the morning laugh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    http://www.connectingthreads.com/too...+_TD80688.html

    For those who had never heard of this notion. Like moi. ;-)
    Thank you :D

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    I bought one at a quilt store a few years back and never could use it. I was hand quilting a baby quilt about 3 weeks ago and my finger was getting so sore, I thought I would try it again. Couldn't do a thing with it, back in the box it went. Probably will never try it again. But, I think I wll look it up on you tube and see if teaches me anything. haha

    Sassy granny

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    interesting...thnx for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    I think it is like anything else, some find it useful and others do not :wink: :D:D:D
    So true. And I'm one of those who can't get the hang of it. I think, maybe I need that hoop she has. But that probably wouldn't help me either.

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