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Stippling by hand

Old 07-26-2008, 06:59 AM
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I was at the quilt shop the other day and a lady told me she took a quilting class and the instructor did all her stippling by hand. Has anyone ever done this or can you give any information on how to do it?
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:31 AM
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Hi,

It can be done by hand. I did it on a quilt our guild made for a member who was dying of cancer. The quilt we were duplicating had been stippled by machine. Since I do not machine quilt at that level I did it by hand. It is merely quilting very closely in a random pattern. The main objective is not to have the quilting lines cross one another. It was a lot of work and I am glad that the item was crib size. It would have taken me at least 6 months had it been an adult bed size.
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Old 07-26-2008, 07:43 AM
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Thanks so much! The shop manager said she thought it was a gift if anyone could do it that it was very slow. She said that two women that was in the guild there did it by hand and it was beautiful.
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I would love to see that. I can understand how beautiful it would be. How big was the piece you did :D
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Old 07-26-2008, 12:35 PM
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Stippling is just any quilting pattern used densely to flatten an area of a quilt, usually to emphasize the portions left unquilted in relief. It has been done for hundreds of years!

It's a lot faster by machine, of course.... :wink:
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