Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 29

Thread: are your stitches even on the back

  1. #1
    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Eagar, Arizona
    Posts
    1,685
    Those of you who hand quilt, do you find your stitches look the same on the top and bottom of your quilt?

  2. #2
    Super Member
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    NE Pa.
    Posts
    1,614
    No my stitches are not as even on the back as the front and I have hand quilted for a long time. I learned to live with my own quilting and there is no quilt police. LOL I like my work and that is what is important. So just enjoy Marge

  3. #3
    Super Member Minda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Central PA
    Posts
    1,618
    My stitches are not always even on the back, but I can live with that as long as they are even on the front.

  4. #4
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    MN
    Posts
    19,408
    fairly even stitches on both sides - but I haven't mastered tiny stitches
    -
    I get the worst unevenness when I have to go through a big wad at an intersection -


  5. #5
    community benefactor Knot Sew's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    NY
    Posts
    5,723
    Nope not the same :wink:

  6. #6
    Senior Member QuiltMania's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Southeast Michigan
    Posts
    826
    I'm no expert but I try to get them all the same size.

  7. #7
    mgshaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,079
    Nope, mine look better on the back! Go figure!! :lol:

  8. #8
    Norah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    659
    Not even close. But if you pick the right backing, nobody notices.

  9. #9
    Lisa T's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Menominee, Michigan
    Posts
    918
    Not even close! Mine are so bad. I always say that my hand quilting devalues my quilts! LOL! But as long as the back is stuck to the front, I am happy. I make my quilts to be used so I don't have to have them perfect.

    I just saw somewhere online a quilt that was "stab-quilted" and it was UNBELIEVABLE. I will try to find the link.

  10. #10
    Lisa T's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Menominee, Michigan
    Posts
    918
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_q5vFbxBY9N4/ShBU4_n4_AI/http://lisaboyer.blogspot.com/2009/05/kauais-2009-north-shore-quilt-fiber.html

    Look about halfway down the post at the quilting- you can click on the picture to enlarge it.

  11. #11
    Super Member Shemjo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Posts
    6,895
    No, mine are not the same on the back as on the front. I do try to keep them even, but do not always succeed. As I quilt with a few other ladies on the same quilt, I don't worry about that, just so the stitches go all the way through to the back and that I don't have toe catchers! :?

  12. #12
    Senior Member redrummy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Mount Vernon, Oh
    Posts
    707
    no, but I am still trying!!!! :mrgreen:

  13. #13
    Senior Member motomom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Aledo, TX
    Posts
    672
    Quote Originally Posted by redrummy
    no, but I am still trying!!!! :mrgreen:
    Me, too.

  14. #14
    Super Member Minda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Central PA
    Posts
    1,618
    Lisa, I couldn't get anything under the link you posted.

  15. #15
    Super Member kwhite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    North East USA
    Posts
    5,048

  16. #16
    camillacamilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Cookeville, TN
    Posts
    145
    Quote Originally Posted by mgshaw
    Nope, mine look better on the back! Go figure!! :lol:
    Now how do you manage to do that???? :D

  17. #17
    camillacamilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Cookeville, TN
    Posts
    145
    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    Wow the hand quilting by the "stab stitcher" is beautiful.

  18. #18
    Super Member mpspeedy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    rural Maryland
    Posts
    1,566
    I think my stitches look better on the back. I have no problem using colored thread and a solid color fabric on the back. My favorite kind of quilting is white on white whole cloth. I have done one queen size one and lots of smaller peices. I wouldn't bother handquilting if I didn't want it to be seen.

  19. #19
    mgshaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Oklahoma
    Posts
    3,079
    Quote Originally Posted by camillacamilla
    Quote Originally Posted by mgshaw
    Nope, mine look better on the back! Go figure!! :lol:
    Now how do you manage to do that???? :D

    Beats the heck out of me!!! I have often wished I could quilt from the back side so the stitches on top would look better! :lol:

  20. #20
    *QuilterWannabee*'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    595
    LOL I like your answer Marge.
    Quote Originally Posted by mic-pa
    No my stitches are not as even on the back as the front and I have hand quilted for a long time. I learned to live with my own quilting and there is no quilt police. LOL I like my work and that is what is important. So just enjoy Marge

  21. #21
    Power Poster Mousie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    17,211
    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    whewee! this lady's handquilting is awesome. Maybe I would do some handquilting if I could learn stabstitching. I have fibro. and think it wouldn't hurt as much as regular handquilting.

  22. #22
    camillacamilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Cookeville, TN
    Posts
    145
    Quote Originally Posted by quiltncrazy
    Quote Originally Posted by kwhite
    whewee! this lady's handquilting is awesome. Maybe I would do some handquilting if I could learn stabstitching. I have fibro. and think it wouldn't hurt as much as regular handquilting.
    You can buy special stab stitch needles for quilting. The eye in in the middle of the needle and it is sharp on both ends of the needle. Very easy to use and easy on the hands and wrists IMO.

  23. #23
    Power Poster Ninnie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Athens Ga
    Posts
    11,448
    no, my stitches are not perfect, it is a unending battle, but I just keep right on trying! LOL

  24. #24
    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Eagar, Arizona
    Posts
    1,685
    Lisa,
    That link does not work.

  25. #25
    Junior Member nantucketsue's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    West Yorkshire ,England
    Posts
    228
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thank you ladies, It is so reassuring that I am not alone. I've heard that the front should be the same as the back! Well, I can't manage it and I've tried several battings. my stitches are much smaller on the back, unless I have to do a single stitch over a bulky seam (is that a stab stitch?). I tend to use printed backs so it hides most of the irregularities. But what the hell, we are not machines.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.