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    Wow Ninnie -- that's just awesome!! How was it finished???

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Wow Ninnie -- that's just awesome!! How was it finished???

    I sewed a 6" row of eyelet material around the edge. that is a king size bed that it is on, so that tells you how big it is. she would sit at night and make o-yos, the old fashioned way, cutting each one out by hand and sewing them. she has since passed away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    Quote Originally Posted by Elsie
    has any one use aunt becky i do sometimes and it helps your finger not to get to many stabs on your finger under your quilt

    I've never tried this, but l have heard about it and seen it on television.
    Is it hard to learn to use?
    When I quilt a lot, I get callouses on 2 fingers on my left hand, always punching them
    I have tried other things, but just seem to have to feel the needle. I cant control the stitches.
    you have to practice with it i did i sat for hours till i got the hand on it go to you tube they have her on there and also if you qnn go to shar jorgensen she on there twice showing how she does it aunt becky is only 4.00 dollars and you have to pay shipping and handing you can go under connetting threads under thimble

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    you are fine ninnie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    this one was attached to white cotton, not the best jpicture though. We placed it in my floor frame, and then all her friends came and helped her sew them on.

    [img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_uAI_9RibNE...0/IMG_0040.JPG[/img]


    Elsie, if you don't want this here, just PM me and I will delete it! :D
    you are just fine ninnie and i like the quilt and is that on a backing :D

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    I do both - I recently got a quilt my aunt had completed except about 5 blocks of putting it together - It a flower garden quilt - to keep it "authentic" like the old quilts once I get it completed I'll quilt it by hand - that may very well take the rest of the year. Wait, this is almost September make that next year.lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by many craft person
    I do both - I recently got a quilt my aunt had completed except about 5 blocks of putting it together - It a flower garden quilt - to keep it "authentic" like the old quilts once I get it completed I'll quilt it by hand - that may very well take the rest of the year. Wait, this is almost September make that next year.lol
    like too see it when it get done

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    I am not comfortable on a machine although I am trying
    so up until now everything i have done is by hand pimple pillows, potholder, and all regular sewing

    I have had my machine for over 6 years and before I decided to buckle down and really try and use it last month I could count how many time I have used it

    I love hand sewing it is so relaxing glad to know I am not alone

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    Quote Originally Posted by AbbyQuilts
    I am not comfortable on a machine although I am trying
    so up until now everything i have done is by hand pimple pillows, potholder, and all regular sewing

    I have had my machine for over 6 years and before I decided to buckle down and really try and use it last month I could count how many time I have used it

    I love hand sewing it is so relaxing glad to know I am not alone
    that is why i finding out who love hand work it is so nice to find out many of quilter still love to do hand work

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    so far I"ve done machine piecing and hand quilting. I'd like to learn to machine quilt...just so i can say i can do it but I just love quilting by hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    I love hand quilting -- I think it's so relaxing and adds so much to a quilt!
    I feel that way too, I love the feeling of accomplished I get from hand quilting.

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    Well - ya'll are inspiring. I hadn quilt but I a m s o s l o w .

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    Don't feel too bad - I'm not that fast either. I just try to focus on getting the stitches even.

    Quote Originally Posted by chickadee_42us
    Well - ya'll are inspiring. I hadn quilt but I a m s o s l o w .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elsie
    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    this one was attached to white cotton, not the best jpicture though. We placed it in my floor frame, and then all her friends came and helped her sew them on.

    [img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_uAI_9RibNE...0/IMG_0040.JPG[/img]


    Elsie, if you don't want this here, just PM me and I will delete it! :D
    you are just fine ninnie and i like the quilt and is that on a backing :D
    yes, I placed white cotton in my large floor quilting frame and her friends in the neighborhood came and helped her sew them on, then I sewed 6" eyelet around the out side. She passed away before getting to enjoy it, so It means a lot to me.

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    well i do all my quilts by hand and i love it ! like u said it gives u peace it does me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    Quote Originally Posted by Elsie
    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    this one was attached to white cotton, not the best jpicture though. We placed it in my floor frame, and then all her friends came and helped her sew them on.

    [img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_uAI_9RibNE...0/IMG_0040.JPG[/img]


    Elsie, if you don't want this here, just PM me and I will delete it! :D
    you are just fine ninnie and i like the quilt and is that on a backing :D
    yes, I placed white cotton in my large floor quilting frame and her friends in the neighborhood came and helped her sew them on, then I sewed 6" eyelet around the out side. She passed away before getting to enjoy it, so It means a lot to me.
    sorry to hear she pass but it a pretty quilt

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    I also love to do applique and quilting by hand. I usually do piecing on the machine. I like to work on my quilting while watching TV.

    Janie

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    Elsie, I machine quilt, machine piece but I love to hand piece and hand quilt. There is just a feeling you get when you are sitting there hand piecing and hand quilting that you don't feel with a machine. Also my husband and I are one the road a lot. I always carry hand work with me. I have a pvc pipe lap frame and I quilt in the front seat. It is ideal. If you don't have one you can find them cheaper at WalMart than at the lqs. Hope this works for you too. I love it.My pvc pipe frame is 15" square

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    I only hand piece and hand quilt - the machine scares me !!! I just finished a hole in the barn, courthouse steps and fan quilt for 3 ladies in the same family. The hole in the barn & courthouse steps I took to my LQS to be machine quilted (which I have never done before) and can't wait to see how they turned out. These 2 quilts are for a mother & daughter who I am sure will use it with their son/grandson so it will be washed more. The fan quilt is for the mother's mother and I am hand quilting it. I wanted to give them all at the sametime and it would of taken forever to hand quilt all. By taking them to be machine quilted I just don't feel like I did it myself. :( :( :(

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    I am like you also, I've hand quilted the most - I don't think I've ever seen hole in the barn - woukld love to see you quilts when finished

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    I have tried both machine and hand quilting. I have done some hand quilting with cathedral windows. Right now I think I have really found something I enjoy the best, it is hand quilting with Grandmother's Flower Garden pattern. I also find hand quilting very relaxing and portable. I love watching the different colors and patterns come together. I am using 1930's fabric, and I must say it looks pretty. It will take a long time, but it is well worth it and fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFW
    I have tried both machine and hand quilting. I have done some hand quilting with cathedral windows. Right now I think I have really found something I enjoy the best, it is hand quilting with Grandmother's Flower Garden pattern. I also find hand quilting very relaxing and portable. I love watching the different colors and patterns come together. I am using 1930's fabric, and I must say it looks pretty. It will take a long time, but it is well worth it and fun.
    yes it is nice to see your work how it turn out hand piecing is a pretty art and they look great and so is hand quilting is beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNEBUG
    I only hand piece and hand quilt - the machine scares me !!! I just finished a hole in the barn, courthouse steps and fan quilt for 3 ladies in the same family. The hole in the barn & courthouse steps I took to my LQS to be machine quilted (which I have never done before) and can't wait to see how they turned out. These 2 quilts are for a mother & daughter who I am sure will use it with their son/grandson so it will be washed more. The fan quilt is for the mother's mother and I am hand quilting it. I wanted to give them all at the sametime and it would of taken forever to hand quilt all. By taking them to be machine quilted I just don't feel like I did it myself. :( :( :(
    june i have never send one out i heard what they charge i can't afford them but i have machine quilt that what i started out with untill i watch simply quilt that and watch alex anderson i tape it that how i learn to hand quilt i wore out that tape lol

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    that you all this was fun

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    I am currently hand quilting a pink, yellow, and cream twin quilt. My mother in law helped, too, when she was visiting. I am having trouble finding a thread I like for hand quilting. Seems like it is either too thick (stiff) or too thin. What do you use?

    I, too, quilt when I am on vacation and my husband is driving. It's great to come home with something I've made. Even if it isn't finished, I usually get a lot of it done.

    Also, have you noticed that walmart doesn't have fairfield batting lately?

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