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    Quote Originally Posted by vschieve
    Quote Originally Posted by k9dancer
    I do both, but I only hand quilt with a group or on a project that doesn't have to be finished soon. My machine quilting is a lot better than my hand quilting IMHO.
    OK-I have challenged my brain long enough! What is IMHO?
    IMHO = In My Humble Opinion

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    In my humble opinion IMHO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    In my humble opinion IMHO
    Thanks!! IN all my wildest imaginative vocabulary I would have never guessed it! Good one!

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    I do handquilting - not perfect but I find it relaxing - I also do some machine quilting on small projects. Both are nice it is just what your time limit is and what you prefer.

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    never machine, hand quilting is so relaxing and fulfilling AND can sit by the woodburner in recliner whilst I do it!!!

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    I just love to hand quilt. It is so relaxing and looks so pretty when completed.

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    I am handquilting my very first. I am in learning mode and the stitches are not as neat and tiny as I might like but have been told by others on this board it will happen with practice and time. I actually am impressed that I can do it at all.

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    I am from the old school it doesn't seem like a quilt unless it is hand done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vschieve
    Quote Originally Posted by k9dancer
    I do both, but I only hand quilt with a group or on a project that doesn't have to be finished soon. My machine quilting is a lot better than my hand quilting IMHO.
    OK-I have challenged my brain long enough! What is IMHO?
    In My Humble Opinion

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    this is one borntohandquilt just posted. gorgeous as usual!

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    I do both. If it is for the ages, I hand quilt. If I want the quilt to be well loved I machine quilt. I don't like to hand quilt baby/children's quilts, am afraid that the mom won't let the child "bond" with it.

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    I hand quilt. And my favorite thing now is to hand quilt old quilt tops so they are finally finished and can be loved by someone!

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    Where do you find old quilt tops?

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    I have some that have been given to me, some from garage sale finds and estate sale finds.

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    I do both depends on the quilt. if i want a better finish and a softer look i hand quilt.my machine quilting isn't that great. maybe when i get better at free motion quilting on a regular machine i will quilt them all.

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    I hand quilt also, but last week tried to do some machine quilting.. do not have the knack for it, but I will keep practicing on the machine. I will probably always hand quilt unless I start making my own baby quilts for project linus. those need to be machine quilted or tied. I will find out more about that next month when I go to a meeting. I just love to hand quilt as it is relaxing for me. I also started hand piecing a quilt for my stepson.

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    I do some hand quilting and some I send out to a LAQer...
    I am dying to know though, what is spoon quilting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tilladare
    I am dying to know though, what is spoon quilting?
    Spoon quilting is using a tool that looks like a spoon underneath the quilt - the needle does not touch your finger but the lip of the tool. I have one of those and also the Aunt Becky tool, but for some reason I need to feel the needle underneath in order to be able to catch the backing of the quilt in the stitch.

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    what is a farmers wife quilt??
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    I do both hand and machine quilting. I am doing 2 farmer's wife quilts, one hand pieced and one machine pieced. I know the hand quilting will take a long time when the top is done, but for me hand piecing and quilting is so relaxing. I can hand piece and quilt while sitting watching/listening to the tv, sitting with my DH, and take it along when we travel. And I machine piece and quilt upstairs in my own little private world. Life is good when I have a place to go to escape from the DH too!!

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    GThere is a pattern called Farmer's Wife.

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    I have never machine quilted (yet). I think they have much more meaning when done by hand . I'm not very good at it but I learn more with each one I complete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    I hand quilt That is how my Great Aunt did it and I love the look, I am not nearly as good as she was but I keep trying.
    I hand-quilt also. For me it's the most relaxing part of quilt making.

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    I hand quilt and hand piece sometimes, too. Although machine quilting is beautiful, there is nothing like the hand quilting look. To me, quilting is a journey, and I like the slow pace, so I have the feeling of it. I don't care how long it takes, because I enjoy the journey, I am not in a hurry to get to the destination.

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