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No frame, no hoop, no thimble

Old 06-09-2017, 01:04 PM
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I've been so frustrated with hand quilting. I've bought a PVS floor frame, a wooden quilting hoop and a top notch thimble. No luck with any of them. So, the other day, I just decided to "do it my way". I pin, pin, pin and pin some more and then quilt in my lap. I'm getting smaller stitches, more even stitches, and don't need the nerve pills any more. I'm finding this way much more relaxing for me. The thimble says nearby in case I need some extra push to get the needle through thicker areas I'm quilting.

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Old 06-09-2017, 01:07 PM
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Glad you found a way that works for you.

You are not the only person that hand quilts that way.
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Old 06-09-2017, 01:09 PM
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Glad you persistence paid off for you!
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Old 06-09-2017, 01:26 PM
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Was not going to let this defeat me!! And it didn't. Horray for me!
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Old 06-09-2017, 01:49 PM
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My way too. I lay the end of my quilt over a tv tray to hold it up for me. That takes the weight off and it works great. So happy you conquered this, onward and upward. No end to what we can accomplish when we set our minds to it.
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Old 06-09-2017, 01:54 PM
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I do the same thing with the TV tray. Aren't we just too smart!!
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glad you found what works for you
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Old 06-09-2017, 06:32 PM
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that's what i've been doing for decades. i was quilting before it became cool to quilt, so i didn't know i was supposed to use a frame and a thimble.
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Old 06-09-2017, 09:59 PM
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I hand quilt the same way and get much better stitches and control without a hoop or frame. I do wear a thimble... the pink one that is metal only on the tip and then pink rubber on the finger part. I use the rubber to 'grab' and pull the needle through, more than I use the metal tip to push.
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Old 06-10-2017, 06:37 AM
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I was beginning to think the "quilt police" would be after me for not using a frame or hoop. Just now realizing there are so many of us who do better with no frame or hoop. I'm also finding that my stitches are much smaller and more evenly spaced since I'm doing it on my lap. What a pleasure it is now to spend time quilting on a quilt for my youngest granddaughter.
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