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Thread: Hand quilting tools

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    Senior Member KiwiQuilter's Avatar
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    I am thinking about buying either; Aunt Becky's quilting tool, or TJ's quick quilter. Has anyone tried both? What was your preference?

    Aunt Becky has been talked about on this forum before, but I can't find any posts about TJ's quick quilter.

    Appreciate any advice or recommendations that you lovely ladies have.

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    I am a hand quilter and have no idea what either are? Can you enlighten?

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    I know the lady who holds the selling rights for the quick quilter. I have never used it but I have seen her demo it and she does beautiful quilting with it. She is a member of the Quilt Profesionals Network I used to belong to as a Handquilter for Hire. It has been several years since I attended one of their meetings. She might have a web site. I would try googling the name of the product. If she has a web site it probably has a demo of the product.

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    More information can be found below:

    This is the website for TJ Quick Quitler http://www.tjsquickquilter.com/

    Jinny Beyer uses the TJ quick quilter, and has done some beauitful work in the past http://www.jinnybeyer.com/quilttips/tip20.cfm

    Then there is Aunt Becky, which was demonstrated on Quilting from the Heartland. The demonstration can be viewed on YouTube from this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeSSyueipPw

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyMonkey
    I am a hand quilter and have no idea what either are? Can you enlighten?
    I have an Aunt Becky's I cannot believe that I have not given it to you!! It is a little bent piece of metal that forces the hand needle back up through the fabric, helping to regulate hand stitching.

    Funky Monkey, you can have mine!! A gifto. More STUFF!!!!!

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    I have taken the Aunt Becky class from Jean Brown who also does beatiful work. I still have not quite got the hang of it, it is so different than the way I was taught to hand quilt. I am determined to learn, because the stitches are beautiful and it is really fast. Jean has a web site that shows her demonstration for the Aunt Becky. http://www.jeansimpressions.com/

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    I have not used either.

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    Laughter, Stuff and Food, can't ask for a better friend than you Pam! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkyMonkey
    Laughter, Stuff and Food, can't ask for a better friend than you Pam! :D
    Aww shucks....

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    never heard of them

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    I've decided to purchase TJ's quick quilter. I'll let you know how I get on. I think it might be a bit of a learning curve.

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    I have a hand disability and loved the Aunt Becky way of quilting. I just don't do it anymore. It was easy to use once you get the hang of it.

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    I have an Aunt Becky just never have used it - watched the video again so maybe I'll pull it out again...

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    I have both and I have tried both. Aunt Beckys does not work for me, my needle slips off of it so fast that I get huge stitches. T. J.s does work well, but even better for me is an old spoon that my DH cut part of the handle off of. I wanted to try T.J.s but I have tried so many things that didn't work that I decided to make my own first rather than spend the money and have it not work. When my own spoon did work, I decided to buy the T.J. one, I figured it would work even better since it was designed for quilting, but to my surprise, I like my spoon better. I use it like Jean Brown uses Aunt Becky, the same motion, and it is great, really saves my fingers. I am not near as fast, maybe someday.

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    I have to practice more with my Aunt Becky too. I loved the class. But right now I am hand quilting a batik front and back, no chance for using the Aunt Becky. I can only take two to 3 stitches on the needle at a time. Can't wait until I am done with this one. :lol: :shock: :roll:

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    Never heard of either.

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    Hi--I'm new to this board. Re: TJS Quick Quilter (the spoon method) Googlel TJ"S quick quilter and you can find the tool and DVD of the method. If you're a member of Quilter's Club of America, they have a video of the use of the tool. Hope this helps.
    Jan

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