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Thread: well Ive no patience and I just couldnt resist ......

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    while waiting for my books to arrive I thought Id browse around ebay at material .... opppps Ive done a bit more than browse :roll:

    Soooo by the weekend Ive got lots and lots of lovely material arriving!! One pack is a gorgeous pink which Id like to use to make a basic patchwork quilt for my daughter ( it comes pre cut into squares)

    ok please bear with me and forgive my ignorance in my silly questions, right here goes .....


    I have bought 60 4'' squares .... my plan is to hand stitch them together forming a quilt (ohh how easy this sounds .... but I know it wont be lol ), does this sound feasible? what sort of stitching do I use to piece them together?

    I also bought 100 3'' different creams squares, Ive no idea what Im going to do with these but I just fell in love with the colours and patterns .... I think it may be dangerous for me to go on ebay again :roll:

    Last question (for now) ... needles and thread, is there a certain type I need?

    Once again sorry for my ignorance but excitment and enthusiasm got the better of me!!

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    Congratulations you will have so much fun with your cool fabric

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    I searched and found this tutorial with pictures for hand piecing

    http://www.roserushbrooke.com/how-to-hand-piece-1.html

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    Thank you so much for that, I cant beleive how excited I am about starting it!!

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    here is another link for you

    http://ajpadilla.com/tutorials/begin...ecing-tutorial

    just go to google and type: hand piecing

    lots of links will come up, have fun!

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    Thanks again, I didnt use the term 'hand piece' so I think thats why I wasnt really getting where!!

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    you are very welcome, I just found this cool tutorial for you

    http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=7627

    Quote Originally Posted by beckah
    Thanks again, I didnt use the term 'hand piece' so I think thats why I wasnt really getting where!!

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    Craftybear, you find the best links!

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    I have fun surfng, sometimes it can be a challenge, is fun and I save them on my blogs also, glad everyone is enjoying them

    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    Craftybear, you find the best links!

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    I just found a video for you to watch on youtube on hand quilting

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAiBobVNpVY

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    OMG Craftybear you rock, girl. ALways on your toes for us.

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    I would rather use a machine, you could make several more and not have to worry about them coming apart. Oh well, your time, not mine.

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    Just FYI, even a very inexpensive sewing machine can be used to piece quilt tops together. It sure makes it faster and easier than hand piecing. In the US we can find lots and lots of used sewing machines through yard or garage sales, online auctions or listings, etc. Best of luck to you!! Be careful...the quilting bug bites and you'll be hooked!! :-)

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    Unless I'm in a hurry to get something finished by a deadline, I really enjoy handpiecing. It's very relaxing, easier to be accurate, and portable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by np3
    Craftybear, you find the best links!
    You sure do!

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    Congrats....you are officially addicted!!! Have a great time with all your squares and don't forget to do pics :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jljack
    Just FYI, even a very inexpensive sewing machine can be used to piece quilt tops together. It sure makes it faster and easier than hand piecing. In the US we can find lots and lots of used sewing machines through yard or garage sales, online auctions or listings, etc. Best of luck to you!! Be careful...the quilting bug bites and you'll be hooked!! :-)
    I think it's too late...... she sounds a lot like the rest of us lol :D:D:D

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    Welcome, to Quilting :)

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    I hate to disillusion anyone but as a long time hand stitcher I can tell you that hand piecing can be just as sturdy and fun as machine stitching. Get several different sized betweens needles to see what "fits" you best. I use hand quilting thread to piece and I use a very fine #12 between needle.. they are very tiny and probably not the best for a beginning stitcher.. so try around a 9 or 10 to begin with and go from there. most of all.. ENJOY. Machine stitching is fine but as mom-6 says hand piecing is very relaxing ..and it's so portable!!

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