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Forum: Main
05-25-2014, 12:51 AM
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Views: 2,006
Posted By Borntohandquilt

A great event in France/Alsace is taking place...

A great event in France/Alsace is taking place every year in September, it's in Saint Marie Aux-Mines. You can find some information here: http://www.patchwork-europe.com/?language=GB

We have some...
Forum: Tutorials
02-02-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 49,980
Posted By Borntohandquilt

Yes Ann, it's me! This is really amazing to meet...

Yes Ann, it's me! This is really amazing to meet you here. Sometimes the world is really small....
How good to know that you still feel inspired by the workshops and that you saw my quilt in...
Forum: Main
01-24-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,240
Posted By Borntohandquilt

Here in Germany quilting isn't a traditional...

Here in Germany quilting isn't a traditional craft either, but today we have quite a few quilters here. As far as I know it started to become a hobby in the early 80th and the interest is still...
Forum: Main
12-23-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By Borntohandquilt

I really like wool (Hobbs, Legacy) for hand...

I really like wool (Hobbs, Legacy) for hand quilting. It has a nice drape and loft and is very easy to needle. For smaller quilts like wall hangings or cot quilts (cradle quilts) I also use a...
Forum: Main
12-11-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,554
Posted By Borntohandquilt

I'm still here! :) But I don't have anything to...

I'm still here! :) But I don't have anything to add in this thread, Holice explained it perfectly how to solve the problem. I do it in a very similar way.
Forum: Tutorials
11-25-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 49,980
Posted By Borntohandquilt

Barb and Sandy, thank you for your posts. I am...

Barb and Sandy,
thank you for your posts. I am always happy to spread the word and when my work encourages others to try or keep on hand quilting. It's such a wonderful and versatile craft and I am...
Forum: Main
11-22-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By Borntohandquilt

I have used Hobbs 80/20 a lot and I still like...

I have used Hobbs 80/20 a lot and I still like it. The Legacy brand by Pellon, also 80/20, is great as well: easy to needle and a nice drape. I do a lot of show quilts and therefore I prefer a little...
Forum: Main
11-11-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,022
Posted By Borntohandquilt

I'm not gone, Kitsie...just very busy! And I must...

I'm not gone, Kitsie...just very busy! And I must admit there are not so many threads here about hand quilting etc. that I can comment.

The book that feline recommends is one of my favourites...
Forum: Main
11-11-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,022
Posted By Borntohandquilt

Hello Kitsie, you could also have a look to the...

Hello Kitsie,
you could also have a look to the video by Tim Latimer how he does his Trapunto:

http://timquilts.com/2013/03/26/trapunto-video/

Hope that helps!
Forum: Tutorials
09-27-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 49,980
Posted By Borntohandquilt

Hi Lise, thank you for asking. I mark most of...

Hi Lise,
thank you for asking. I mark most of my quilts (and I only do wholecloth quilts with solid farbics for the top) with a darning needle. The pattern is "scratched" in the fabric after...
Forum: Main
05-05-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,656
Posted By Borntohandquilt

Hi Dina, yes, you can quilt without a thimble....

Hi Dina,
yes, you can quilt without a thimble. I think it's a matter of the technique you use. There is no wrong or right, whatever works for you is okay. I have never got used to a thimble and...
Forum: Main
04-28-2013, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By Borntohandquilt

I quilt in a hoop on a floor stand all year long...

I quilt in a hoop on a floor stand all year long - the only thing I don't do in summer is quilting a wool batting! :)
Forum: Pictures
04-10-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,630
Posted By Borntohandquilt

No, I don't use a thimble at all. Can't get...

No, I don't use a thimble at all. Can't get familiar with it.
Forum: Pictures
04-10-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,630
Posted By Borntohandquilt

No, fortunately not. I think my hands are made...

No, fortunately not. I think my hands are made for hand quilting and the muscles are very well exercised. I quilt 6-8 hours per day.
Forum: Pictures
04-10-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,630
Posted By Borntohandquilt

I used P&B Color Spectrum solids and a P&B...

I used P&B Color Spectrum solids and a P&B printed fabric in a matching color. It has a thread count of 75/75 and is wonderful to hand quilt. Most fabrics for quilts has around 60/60. As far as I...
Forum: Pictures
04-09-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,630
Posted By Borntohandquilt

Yes - it was exhibited at the World Quilt Show in...

Yes - it was exhibited at the World Quilt Show in 2011 (and won the Best of Country Award for Germany) and at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham, UK. I plan to enter it again this year, probably at...
Forum: Pictures
04-08-2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,630
Posted By Borntohandquilt

Welsh Style Wholecloth

Here are two pictures of a Welsh Style wholecloth I made in 2010. The size is 72"x72", it's hand quilted and the batting is pure cotton. I needed about 4 month to finish it, 6-8 hours of quilting per...
Forum: Main
04-07-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By Borntohandquilt

I use a 18" hoop on a floor stand (Jasmine). It...

I use a 18" hoop on a floor stand (Jasmine). It works perfect for me because it's completely turnable and you can adjust the height as well. I only hand quilt in one direction and need to turn my...
Forum: Main
04-06-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,384
Posted By Borntohandquilt

I prefer John James Betweens #11, they are...

I prefer John James Betweens #11, they are perfect for me. They don't bend and it takes a very long time until they become dull and don't glide through the layers easily anymore. IMHO it's a matter...
Forum: Main
03-19-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,984
Posted By Borntohandquilt

Refering to the information in several of my...

Refering to the information in several of my quilt history books different kind of stitches had been used for quilting in former times. One famous example is the 14th century quilt from Sicily, now...
Forum: Main
03-15-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,660
Posted By Borntohandquilt

I am also a hand quilter. I only do wholecloths -...

I am also a hand quilter. I only do wholecloths - and the more I have done, the more I love them.
Forum: Main
03-07-2013, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
Posted By Borntohandquilt

The history of quilting is (as far as I know and...

The history of quilting is (as far as I know and read) older than 5000 years. The origin is not exactly known but it seemed to be very common in the Far and Near East at that times. It is most likely...
Forum: Pictures
11-24-2012, 08:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,873
Posted By Borntohandquilt

I'm afraid I can't tell you my secret - I don't...

I'm afraid I can't tell you my secret - I don't have one. I just do it. :)
Forum: Pictures
11-24-2012, 08:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,873
Posted By Borntohandquilt

Just take a look at this thread: ...

Just take a look at this thread:

http://www.quiltingboard.com/pictures-f5/needle-marking-t89527.html

It's a very traditional method of marking a quilt. I found it several years ago in a book...
Forum: Pictures
11-22-2012, 11:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,873
Posted By Borntohandquilt

North Country Wallhanging

Hello to you all! I hope you have had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

Here are some pictures of a North Country wallhanging I made in 2010. It came back home to me a few days ago after it's...
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