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Old 10-03-2008, 07:02 AM
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I am having trouble quilting through the seams. How do you do it? I tried the regular rocking motion and I'm not too happy about how that worked. Any hints?

Here's a picture of the little wall hanging that I am hand quilting. The outside border that you see is just temporary. I needed it so the wall hanging would fit in the hoop.
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Old 10-03-2008, 07:20 AM
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I use the stab method when I get to a very difficult seam...
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Old 10-03-2008, 08:27 AM
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Jstitch - stab method works

push the needle down from the top - pull it through - and then push it back up - pull it through - basically doing half of a stitch at a time - down and then back up

the hard part is getting the stitch to come back up lined up correctly

your wall hanging is very pretty



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Old 10-03-2008, 01:47 PM
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I don't hand quilt so I am no help, but had to tell you haw much I like your wall hanging.
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Old 10-03-2008, 01:53 PM
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I agree with the stab stitch! And I love your quilt!!! So cute!
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:06 PM
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yep.. stab stitch it...and lots of patience:) a class of red wine can't help either :)
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Old 10-03-2008, 02:19 PM
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One of those rubbery needle grippers helps pull it through from the other side. That's when you find out whether you have a good thimble or not.
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Originally Posted by Quilting Aggi
yep.. stab stitch it...and lots of patience:) a class of red wine can't help either :)
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Aggi, do you mean "a glass of red wine can't hurt either" ?
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Maybe Aggi already had her glass of wine!!

Love your wall hanging!
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Stab stich and if the needle gets stuck use a nailclipper to grab the needle.
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