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Thread: Has anyone ever used?????????/

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    Has anyone ever used?????????/

    I was wondering if any of you have ever used what they call an Aunt Becky for hand quilting....... was looking for some input..........

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    I have never heard of such a thing but now you have my curiosity up so will follow this thread to find out the answer.
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    If you go into the search box, you will probably find out what you need to know. There was a fairly long thread on this not too long ago.

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    My next door neighbor is a hand quilter and showed me how to use one. I went out and bought one, but haven't done much hand quilting. She's a whiz with it.

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    There is a definite learning curve to using an Aunt Becky... I bought one, tried it, expected "instant" results ... and put it aside for about a year. Then I watched a video with Jean Brown http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVXSGob_lKo
    It will take a bit of work but overall your quilting will get better and you won't be making hamburger out of your fingers. Really good information.. give it a try

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    Still no clue what it is. Guess I'll have to check out you tube

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    I did not care for it.

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    Last edited by JUNEC; 11-14-2011 at 03:13 PM.

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    Wow, I just watched the U tube video, I am going to try the aunt becky tool.
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    I just bought the Aunt Becky and the Barnett's hoop and the special thimble a few months ago. I did one piece and was happy with the results for being my first attempt. It was MUCH easier on my hands and wrists than the usual methods for doing hand quilting - the rocking motion. There was absolutely no pain in my hands or wrists after I was done.

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    I have not used one, but I know that someone posted not too long ago about using one. Perhaps if you search thread titles it will pop to the top (smile).
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    Aunt Becky

    I ordered one but have yet to master it. I think it would help if I could get used to it.

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    I just watched the u tube also and if I was ever going to quilt by hand I sure would try that first. I have done very little hand quilting so maybe as a beginner it would be easier to learn something like that! Thanks for the information.
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    I have two that I'll be happy to sell!
    I found that I wasn't stitching the backing when I used Becky. I also couldn't hold the needle in place the way Ms. Jean does in the videos. It cramped my hand and bent my needle. But I didn't mind using Becky and holding my right hand the way I normally quilt. But I can live with a callous on my thumb but I can't live with missed stitches!

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    i have one and use it sometimes...i am more interested in keeping the fabric soft and out of a hoop/frame so i can move it back and forth...Aunt Becky's protector does work but I just have to be in the mood...

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    I just watched the video and she makes it look so easy, but I bet it takes a lot of practice. I am going to try it. I may be old, but I can still be taught new tricks. Thanks for the info.
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    I just received one but haven't used it yet.
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    It looks good, see how fast she did the stitches? I think learning it could make it worth a persons while.
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    wow! I'll have to get one of those and try it out!
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    I saw the YouTube video and had high hopes, but can't get the hang of it. As some of the previous posters said, try the search function for even more info. Good luck with it!!

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    I don't know what it is so I be watching in case it's something good and something I need..
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    I'll try anything to learn how to hand quilt, thanks for the utube site.
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    Yes. It was a gift from a friend. I liked it when my hands worked better. Now ... no more hand stuff.

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    The YouTube video was very interesting to watch. I quilt without a hoop and wonder if this little gadget would work for me since she keeps the quilt very loose in the hoop. I've never seen the Aunt Becky before this and I'm thinking it sure would be a relief to my poor, needle stuck, sore, "under finger".

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    My friend uses it all the time for her hand quilting and does outstanding work. I just googled Aunt Becky quilting tool and lots of information came up. I purchased one about 4 years ago but it is in my "notions" box.

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