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Thread: Needle Marking

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    instead of the needle couldn't you use a Hera marker? It does the same thing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    instead of the needle couldn't you use a Hera marker? It does the same thing!
    Yes, Jacquie, of course you can. I sometimes use the Hera Marker for straight line marking like the grids. But for small patterns, especially very curvy ones, I prefer the needle. It is easier to handle for me. But this is just my personal preference!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt View Post
    This is the darning needle I use. It is about 6 cm (2,4 inches) long.
    Andrea, I have been drooling over your whole-cloth quilts for a few days now. I am just starting hand-quilting and have a couple of questions for you. When doing a whole-cloth quilt, do you begin in the middle of the quilt first? Second, I have tried several different hoops and my arms are so short, they all seem too cumbersome. What do you think about hand-quilting without a hoop?
    You are truly an artist and I so appreciate you sharing your talent with us. Blessings
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    Quote Originally Posted by nccatbird View Post
    Andrea, I have been drooling over your whole-cloth quilts for a few days now. I am just starting hand-quilting and have a couple of questions for you. When doing a whole-cloth quilt, do you begin in the middle of the quilt first? Second, I have tried several different hoops and my arms are so short, they all seem too cumbersome. What do you think about hand-quilting without a hoop?
    You are truly an artist and I so appreciate you sharing your talent with us. Blessings
    Hi!

    You are right, I begin to quilt in the middle of the quilt. Most of my wholecloths have a center medaillon and this is what I do first. Then I quilt towards the edges. The only exception are Strippy quilts - I start with the stripe in the middle and work it to the edges on the top and the bottom, next are the stripes besides.

    I quilt in a 18" hoop on a stand (Jasmine Easy Spinner) and I do all my quilts in it. For me this is the best way because I only quilt in one direction - towards my body - and I can turn my work. Furthermore the quilt has the right tension to keep it even. Of course you can quilt without a hoop, this is a matter of personal choice and I know many quilters who do it like this. But in my opinion the quilting looks different when it's one without a hoop or frame, it is more crinkled and I prefer another look. But this is just my humble opinion...

    Maybe you can try to use a 14" hoop and this works okay for you! If not... give it a try and quilt without one. It's always best to find your own way of quilting!

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    Your work is amazing. Thanks for showing.

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    Amen! ..........
    Quote Originally Posted by missgigglewings View Post
    beautiful quilting! I have a quilt, i have a "between" and i have a darning needle. Now all i need is your talent!

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    What a great idea, I've always been frustrated with my leftover pencil marks, Thank you
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    Blessings! Ruth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt View Post
    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!
    This was my question too. This is my new thing to learn today.

    Your quilt is beautiful. Glad to have it home!
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    Have you tried Activeon .Its for arthritis and you can get it at Walmart. Its like a roll on pain reliever. I know about painful joints and I use this to get relief. Hope this helps.

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    Beautiful. BrendaK
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    Wow, your work is beautiful....

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