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Old 05-26-2013, 12:16 PM
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I've tried and tried to hand quilt using a floor frame or a hoop. Both were so frustrating that I gave up on both of them. Now, I hand quilt in my lap but I PIN,PIN,PIN. It's working really well for me--must more relaxing and less frustrating. Anyone else do this?
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Old 05-26-2013, 12:20 PM
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Gosh, don't stress over this quirk. I've known many who quilt without hoop or frame, including award winners. You're in good company!
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:43 PM
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I like the floor hoop if for no other reason than to get the weight of the quilt off me. Do whatever works for you.
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Old 05-26-2013, 01:50 PM
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Glad you found a way to make it enjoyable! That is what counts.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:18 PM
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I can't use a hoop or frame to hand quilt so I do it without. I do set my ironing board in front of me, lowered to "lap level" to help support the weight of the quilt, especially in warmer weather.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:31 PM
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Like you, I tried every way to handquilt "traditionally". It all felt awkward. Then a friend said to try pin it really well and just do it. You know what? Now I enjoy handquilting.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:55 PM
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I also cannot use a frame or a hoop. A quilting friend said she doesn't use a hoop so I thought I would give it a try. Now it's the only way I can do it.....and I love hand quilting!
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:59 PM
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I don't actually hand quilt but this topic has made me wonder. When you hand quilt what kind of stitch do you use? I'm guessing just a running stitch where every other stitch is seen on the front and every other one is seen on the back?
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Old 05-26-2013, 07:21 PM
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When I first started quilting 46 or so years ago I did not use a frame or anything hoops. I basted the sandwich together, spread it on the dining table and just quilted. Since about 2000 or 2002 I started machine quilting and never looked back.
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I'm the same as you Teddysmom - I only do handquilting even on kingsize and use lots of pins, occasionally I can feel a wrinkle coming on the back, so just shuffle those pins around a bit, never even tried a hoop or frame.
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