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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt
    Quote Originally Posted by mommafank
    So do you just poke holes along the design with the needle?
    No, I don't poke holes - I just mark indentations by holding the needle point in a small angle towards the quilt top. There is no danger to damage the fabric when you hold the needle flat.
    Thanks----appreciate learning something new.

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    Your handquilting is super, and I like this needle marking method and hope to try it too.

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    What kind of batting do you use? Your stiches are so beautiful. I love hand quilting. To me it is also relaxing. I am just getting back into it for the first time in a long time.

    Thanks for the info about transfering the markings with the needle. It looks like a yarn needle. I have always been afraid to use anything to mark a quilt so I have been using a lot of masking tape and doing mostly straight lines. I have a quilt where I want to do some echo quilting so this might just work.

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    such beautiful work-I can't show my stitches that close-I.m envious!! :lol:

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    Andrea.... you really are an artist who works with thread and fabric... your work is amazing.

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    What a great idea. I am going to use it in a few weeks when I get my top finished

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    I am in the lucky situtation to stay at home and to quilt, quilt, quilt the whole day. My dear husband is so supportive to me and he loves what I do. All my time I can spend in hand quilting, in praciting and, of course, in doing traditional wholecloths. I don't piece, I don't have to cut, press and sew. You see my situation is different to most of us quilters!

    I am a hand quilter but I have never done a whole cloth. I quilt pieced quilts and blank squares that are alternated in some patterns like the Irish Chain but my fingers get sore. How do you avoid this. Sometimes I bleed on my fabric.

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    Your work is amazing...I try to hand quilt occasionally but not enough to really get better.am anxious to hear what batting you use...what thread?

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    Practically every quilting magazine shows hand quilting technique.

    Born to hand quilt, your hand quilting is sooooo very beautiful. Looking at your stitches feeds my soul!

    I began teaching myself to quilt about 25 years ago and found myself, more recently, teaching classes on piecing and hand quilting. I will always hand quilt. I do not want it to become the lost art it once was in the U.S.

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    That is so cool! I didn't know it was possible to do that.

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    I've used a Clover Hera marker to do this in the past, but I think that using a needle to mark would be useful in very fine areas that need marking too. Thank you for the tip!

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    Looks like you are using the needle in a fashion similar to a hera marker. Very good idea. Thanks.

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    Eleanor Burns showed a similar method on one of her shows that I saw yesterday. She had a tool with a handle that hard a kind of dull knife edge- I think it was originally a Japanese tool for marking fabric- oh, I see others have named it; it is a Hera marker. Seems like a darning needle would be cheaper and always on hand. Beautiful handwork- thanks for sharing!

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    Your quilting is stunning...and thanks for the marking tip. I am about to start a small hand quilting project and this technique will come in handy.

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    Thank you for sharing this, I have never heard of this, that is why I love this sight, I am always learning something new.

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    Your hand quilting is superb. My attempts look like I'm trying to sew a tent together!

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    Would love to watch a You Tube video of you quilting !!! Your stitches are AMAZING !!!

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    Simply wonderful quilting. I would love to do that. You are so talented.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt
    Here are two pictures of needle markings. I use this method of marking my hand quilting patterns with a darning needle for light colored fabrics and it works great. The best thing: you don't have to remove any markings after the quilting has been finished!
    Do you use stencils for all patterns except your straight lines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by miz mary
    Would love to watch a You Tube video of you quilting !!! Your stitches are AMAZING !!!
    Hint, hint

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt
    Here are two pictures of needle markings. I use this method of marking my hand quilting patterns with a darning needle for light colored fabrics and it works great. The best thing: you don't have to remove any markings after the quilting has been finished!
    How about your hooping? Doesn't look like is tight.

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    This is a really helpful posting, thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by donac
    What kind of batting do you use?
    For the quilt on the picture I try a new brand here in Germany, it is called Luna from Moda. The material is 80 % cotton and 20 % poly. It is easy to quilt but a little bit fuzzy, no bearding.
    In general I prefer the 80/20 brands of Hobbs or Legacy, but I also like 100% cotton of Quilter's Dream, Legacy or Tuscany.
    My prefered hand quilting thread is YLI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt
    Here are two pictures of needle markings. I use this method of marking my hand quilting patterns with a darning needle for light colored fabrics and it works great. The best thing: you don't have to remove any markings after the quilting has been finished!
    We hand quilt at our Senior Center .... which is where I learned how. However I don't believe anyone has ever tried this method of marking one's quilt, this way .... and I plan on sharing your method with the other gals. Thanks for posting this.

    RNUNU

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCL in FL
    I am a hand quilter but I have never done a whole cloth. I quilt pieced quilts and blank squares that are alternated in some patterns like the Irish Chain but my fingers get sore. How do you avoid this. Sometimes I bleed on my fabric.
    When I started quilting about 20 years ago I had the same problem. I could never get used to a thimble (and I tried many!) and the middle finger of my right hand get sore. For that reason I slowly changed my quilting technique and it was getting much better. I don't push the needle with the middle finger like you do with the Rocking Stich, I hold the thread directly at the needle's eye between thumb and forefinger. When the stitch is done and the needle comes back to the top I can grab it easily - so you see I do single stitches. And I have calluses on my forefinger tips!

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