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Thread: Ever "too much" quilting?

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    Senior Member QUILT4JOY's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by lclang
    A surgeon's know it wrapped twice to the left and pulled tight, then wrapped twice to the right and then pulled tight. I do not use heavy yarns, only crochet thread or baby yarn or embroidery floss. Some charities have been scared out by the rumor that they are dangerous to babies, but if they are properly tied I have never lost a single tie. They are certainly appropriate for older children and lap quilts for older people and so far as I know there are no bans on those.
    I learned this same knot as a child, but it was to tie a bow on shoes that didn't come undone till you untied it. Like a regular bow, it's wrapped once as usual and then when you go back to do the bow part you wrap that loop twice.

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    Of course there should be different categories. I have to have someone else quilt my tops because I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, and can't do hand quilting anymore. On the 20th of July I had thumb joint replacement, and I hope to go back to hand quilting small stuff. The cast comes off the 16th and then into a brace and and therapy. Not all of us do it because we have the money, we have to save up for maybe 6 months, to a year, to have one quilt quilted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silvam
    Im so glad this discussion came up I guess you can consider me new to quilting I only have 3 quilts that I have completed for all three Ive done stitch in the ditch and Im very proud of them. I felt they were softer and I made them so that the family can cuddle. Ive admired and awed at the pictures that have been posted on this site. I will admit that I felt as though I might not be considered a quilter because of the way I have finished my quilts but in reading some of the opinions posted I feel like I can call myself a quilter and be proud. Someday I hope to make a quilt and really do a masterpiece as I have seen here but until then Im proud to say Im A Quilter . I believe that if a person spends so much time and effort that if you are satisfied then it is perfect do your best and your best will be great.
    Many of us started out just like yo u have done. It takes time to learn all the methods. Find a friend or take a class on how to hand quilt. Yo u will learn how eventually!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mshawii
    Of course there should be different categories. I have to have someone else quilt my tops because I have Rheumatoid Arthritis, and can't do hand quilting anymore. On the 20th of July I had thumb joint replacement, and I hope to go back to hand quilting small stuff. The cast comes off the 16th and then into a brace and and therapy. Not all of us do it because we have the money, we have to save up for maybe 6 months, to a year, to have one quilt quilted.
    Good luck with your therapy. I hope you get better

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    In my humble opinion, quilting should enhance the quilt top, not over power it. Yes the quilting is the way for the quilter to show her quilting at its best, but it should be equal, not be so much. It should be a good balance of both the workmanship of the seamstress and the quilter.

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