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When you hand quilt, what are you thinking in your deep thought

Old 06-16-2011, 12:39 AM
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I'm with you meinreno

I always think ,,, why carnt I use a thimble , my poor fingers,,,,,, ouch,,,,,, lol



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Old 06-16-2011, 03:43 AM
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I don't watch TV. I generally like it quiet when I quilt. If DH is home he has the radio on to a classic rock station, and some of the songs "take me back". I mostly just zone out on my stitching.
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Old 06-16-2011, 03:45 AM
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Oops! posted twice. :oops: :roll:
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Old 06-16-2011, 06:43 AM
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Originally Posted by mariebaker
How do hand quilters get 13-15 stitches to the inch!
When I started learning to quilt, my teacher told me to aim for 8 stitches per inch. I thought she meant only on the top, so now that I can count the bottom ones, also, it seems easy to me to get 15-16 stitches per inch. I think it's all in what way you learn, any hand quilting is beautiful and should be appreciated as a labor of love.
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Old 06-16-2011, 01:58 PM
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I can't do hand sewing .. all I am thinking is man this hurts my neck and arm.
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Old 06-16-2011, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by aorlflood
I either listen to audiobooks or "watch"/listen to TV.
Me too. I always have some type of handwork around. I find it very relaxing. TV by itself is too boring for me. Must come from all those years of "multi tasking" at work!
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:52 PM
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Well.....now.... while I blanket stitch....I dream of new candy bars.....new combo...what would be good together! Should I include a golden ticket in one....or maybe a design of a quilt block....uummm, what would you expect of my inner thoughts.
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:51 PM
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Originally Posted by sew cornie
I like to handquilt when the house is very quiet - usually after the kids go to bed. TV gets distracting because I end up watching it and can go minutes on end without taking a stitch. I like the quiet when my mind can ponder the goings on of the day and organize my thoughts about the coming days. I also use the time to pray, especially for my family, but also for the quilt recipient. And because I sometimes handquilt late into the night, it's not uncommon for me to fall asleep midstitch and dream for a while. :lol:
Is quilting very different from small basting stitches?
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Old 06-18-2011, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Lyncat
When I'm making a gift, I spend a lot of my stitching time thinking about the person I'm making it for.
I love the car quilt in your name box. Really cool!
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Old 06-18-2011, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Minnisewta
I can't do hand sewing .. all I am thinking is man this hurts my neck and arm.
Wonderful cat in your name box!
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