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Thread: Big Stitch Quilting - Stars and Stripes

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    This is my first hand quilting attempt and I am loving it. Doing the big stitch method, giving it a primitive look. The fabrics are posting much brighter than they are. Actual colors are more like a slate blue, brick red and cream.
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    Very pretty. You can be pleased with your even stitches.

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    Very nice job...

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    Wow...wonderful job!

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    very nice great job

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    What are you using for thread? For that primitive look of bigger stiches I always use Candle Wicking yarn, curious what you use.

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    i love big stitch handquilting, its the only handquilting i do everything else is done by machine

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    Looks great, such nice even stitches.

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    I think this looks beautiful! I like it when hand stitching ages a quilt. Love to see it when completed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CloverPatch
    What are you using for thread? For that primitive look of bigger stiches I always use Candle Wicking yarn, curious what you use.
    Yes, I was wondering the same thing.

    I use lots of different things including 10 wt. crochet thread, $5 from Walmart for a HUGE ball, with which I've just finished quilting a candlewicked quilt for a customer.

    Your stitches look nice and even, which is the goal to strive for. It'll be so pretty!!

    Jan in VA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Quote Originally Posted by CloverPatch
    What are you using for thread? For that primitive look of bigger stiches I always use Candle Wicking yarn, curious what you use.
    Yes, I was wondering the same thing.

    I use lots of different things including 10 wt. crochet thread, $5 from Walmart for a HUGE ball, with which I've just finished quilting a candlewicked quilt for a customer.

    Your stitches look nice and even, which is the goal to strive for. It'll be so pretty!!

    Jan in VA
    Hi can you show a pic of your candlewicked quilt pretty please ?!

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    I love the large stitch look but sure it must be done on specific type quilts ?

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    It sure complements your pattern beautifully. Nice job.

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    For some reason, when I use that big stitch my friends call it a Utility stitch. Works great on bigger blocks. Yours is wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jan in VA
    Quote Originally Posted by CloverPatch
    What are you using for thread? For that primitive look of bigger stiches I always use Candle Wicking yarn, curious what you use.
    Yes, I was wondering the same thing.

    I use lots of different things including 10 wt. crochet thread, $5 from Walmart for a HUGE ball, with which I've just finished quilting a candlewicked quilt for a customer.

    Your stitches look nice and even, which is the goal to strive for. It'll be so pretty!!

    Jan in VA
    I am having a hard tiime finding Candlewicking yarn. I had a big stash, that was passed down, in several colors. I havn't been using it much, since it is hard to find.

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    That's really pretty!! Wouldn't quilting thread work just as well??

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewwhat85
    very nice great job
    Ditto!!

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    Love it! I can't wait to try this stitch!

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    Your stitches are just perfect!

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    I'm learning to love this big stitch quilting. Your work is so perfect!

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    Gee, I thought everyone quilted with big stitches, at least I do. LOL! I am kidding but I have tried this and I think it looks great on a pattern like yours. I am also interested in the type thread you use.

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    very nice!

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    I like how even you have your stitches. I can make the big stitches, but oh not so even like yours.

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    I love it. Your stitches are so nice and even. I am doing my quilt in big stitches too. My thread isn't as thick as yours, but I hope mine comes out as nice as yours!

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    I am using 10wt Crochet thread. Wasn't sure what I was supposed to use, just kinda winging it at this point. Thank you so much for the compliments. I sometimes think that I am too hard on myself. Was thinking that the stitches looked all sorts of sizes. You all have given me the confidence to press on!

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