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    Red face hand stippeling...anyone

    I am a hand quilter. I just made a throw for a cousin.
    Im planning on hq it and doing some flowers.
    has anyone ever hand quilted a meandering sripple.
    How does it look and do you reccomend it or should i just qitd.
    Thankyou ao much

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    I wish I could help you but I am a machine quilter. I don't see why you couldn't do the meandering by hand. Maybe do a sample and see if you like it before doing it to your quilt.
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    I have a small quilt that someone else did that I'd consider hand quilting .. it's phenomenal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    I am a hand quilter. I just made a throw for a cousin.
    Im planning on hq it and doing some flowers.
    has anyone ever hand quilted a meandering sripple.
    How does it look and do you reccomend it or should i just qitd.

    Thankyou ao much
    I'm a newbie and also hand quilt but what is stippeling?

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    Its a line design...picture a trail of a butterfly or bee.
    Also bing quilting stipple.
    hope that helps you some.

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    I have done quite a bit of my quilting by hand...I have used stencils, and lightly drawn like an s shape meander with a purple pen, then do my quilting stitch along it...spray with water after and the pen disappears...I also will trace off shapes that might work with the quilt design, like a star, or animal shape...I do it the same way...I only learned about machine quilting 3 yrs ago, and I wish I could get fmq down, but I am just not good at it...probably practicing more would help...lol..
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    Yes, I have seen lovely hand stippling. To me, if I'm going to the trouble of handquilting an item, I sure want those stitches to show, I never stitch in the ditch! Practice doodling it first to get the muscle memory and you'll do fine even without a stencil. Though you can find stencils for meanderings...The Stencil Company has them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA View Post
    Yes, I have seen lovely hand stippling. To me, if I'm going to the trouble of handquilting an item, I sure want those stitches to show, I never stitch in the ditch! Practice doodling it first to get the muscle memory and you'll do fine even without a stencil. Though you can find stencils for meanderings...The Stencil Company has them.

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    I did one quilt with a meandering stitch by hand...I used pearl cotton and the bigger stitches instead of trying to do finer hand quilting. It looks great and went much faster than regular quilting would have.

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    I have done some hand stippling on some of my quilts to enhance the patterns. I did not use a meander line (don't like it so much) but straight lines. You can also do it in small squares, random, echo, herringbone...there are different possibilities with different looks.
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    I did it once on a cushion and it came out fine I found that if I 'looked ahead' a couple of inches of where I was going it helped and sort of drew the pattern with my needle so I knew the best direction to go in - hope that makes sense, but as you are a handquilter anyway you should find it easy, I also started in the middle - have fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    I am a hand quilter. I just made a throw for a cousin.
    Im planning on hq it and doing some flowers.
    has anyone ever hand quilted a meandering sripple.
    How does it look and do you reccomend it or should i just qitd.
    Thankyou ao much
    I just hand stipelied my daughters large queen quilt. It took me about 5 months but I think it came out good. I haven't taken a picture of it yet but I like it.

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    Bprntohandquilt..........that is just gorgeous!!!!

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    I judged show this week where there was one quilt with a large meandering design hand quilted. It was well done and was every effective. I also suggest using a stencil to mark the design or can draw your own to have a guide to quilt on. There are many stencils of the meandering design available. Quilters have said they start with a stecil until they get the general configuration and rhythm of the design. Also makes the overall look more consistent.

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    John Flynn has a book, John Flynn's Step-by-Step Trapunto & Stippling, that has a lot of different hand stippling patterns. It is available on Amazon.
    Sue

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    this a beautiful stitching.. you did an awesome job.
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    There is another technique called seeding which looks real cool and will be less time consuming and hold the quilt togehter too.

    Hand stippling would take a long time. It is all curves back and forth around itself. I don't think I have ever seen Hand stippling though it could be done, there might be a reason why you don't see it. I think it could be striking.

    Seeding is where you take the stitches in every direction, like scatterd seeds, and as long as you keep the density of the stitching uniform it looks real cool.

    Let us see what you decide.. How about doing a 12" sq sample to try both out and decide from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt View Post
    I have done some hand stippling on some of my quilts to enhance the patterns. I did not use a meander line (don't like it so much) but straight lines. You can also do it in small squares, random, echo, herringbone...there are different possibilities with different looks.
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    Such lovely handwork...you are full of talent AND patience!

    Quote Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt View Post
    I have done some hand stippling on some of my quilts to enhance the patterns. I did not use a meander line (don't like it so much) but straight lines. You can also do it in small squares, random, echo, herringbone...there are different possibilities with different looks.
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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    It can be very beautiful but very tedious at the same time. Stitches need to be small and fairly close together in order for the pattern to be apparent...especially in the curves. If your lines are not as dense, then the stitching can be a bit larger. Hope that made sense. Maybe consider a combination of hand stitching (say for the flowers) and then machine stitching the meandering pattern.

    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    I am a hand quilter. I just made a throw for a cousin.
    Im planning on hq it and doing some flowers.
    has anyone ever hand quilted a meandering sripple.
    How does it look and do you reccomend it or should i just qitd.
    Thankyou ao much
    Creative clutter is better than idle neatness.

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    I am fixing to do stippling by hand quilting too! Let me know how it goes! I am doing a baby quilt and waiting for my template/stencil to come before I start it. Let me know how it goes. [email protected]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt View Post
    I have done some hand stippling on some of my quilts to enhance the patterns. I did not use a meander line (don't like it so much) but straight lines. You can also do it in small squares, random, echo, herringbone...there are different possibilities with different looks.


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    If you want to see hand stippling ... take a look at this ..............

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...k-t201644.html
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    here's one I did....

    Here is one I did. I used a stencil and the pen with the ink that washes out. I lapquilt....have a hoop, but am just more comfortable with it on my lap.
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