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Thread: My Way of Handquilting

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    Such beautiful work. You are indeed an artist! Thanks for sharing.

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    What a beautiful place to quilt! How lovely! And such gorgeous quilting! I like hand quilting, but I can't get my stitches small enough. Maybe one stitch at a time would be the answer.

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    Your stitching is exquisite as always. I know you have practiced your technique for a long time - haven't you?
    Oh how I wish we could have a sit down together and you show us in person. Just wonderful.

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    Thanks for the detailed pictures! I usually go right to left, but I've noticed the different rhythm of quilting toward myself. Maybe I'll have to concentrate on doing it in that direction.

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    Your quilting is beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    Your stitching is exquisite as always. I know you have practiced your technique for a long time - haven't you?
    Oh how I wish we could have a sit down together and you show us in person. Just wonderful.
    Thank you! I have started hand quilting more than 20 years ago and because I don't piece I save a lot of time for practicing hand quilting! :)

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    I'm glad to see that someone else doesn't use a thimble. I have yet to find one that fits properly, is comfortable, and doesn't make me feel clumsy or claustrophobic. However, I find that if I cut the fingertips off of the clear vinyl exam gloves and slip them over my thumb and forefinger, I get a good grip on the needle. Lightweight and comfortable. When you're done sewing for the day, just throw them away. Cut more when you're ready to get back to sewing. Buying a whole box of them from Walmart, drug store, etc. is cheaper than buying them from some of catalogs. Plus, the ones in the catalogs appear to be a little bit thicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borntohandquilt
    Here are some pictures about my personal way of handquilting. As you can see I don't use a thimble and I only do single stitches.
    GREAT quilting and great photos.
    So how long does one like you're working on take?
    More than my lifetime, I think!

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    Thanks for showing us your beautiful hand quilting. i am making a gayg sampler quilt and although some of the pieces are machine pieced I am hand quilting it all. I have been struggling with stitch sizes but think it would be easier to do one stitch at a time so will give it a go. Like you I don't wear a thimble because I have really small fingers and can't get one to fit properly so it is too uncomfortable however I do find it quite painful so am always looking for new solutions.

    Thanks again for showing your hand quilting method.

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    I'm bookmarking your post and may try handquilting one of these days using your examples. I have a quilting machine and frame, and after spending all that money, I feel kind of guilty letting it sit, but for some reason, lately I've had the urge to try handquilting. Your post may just have been what I needed to start. Thanks :)

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    Thats so amazing and your work is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us

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    Your quilting is amazing. Perfect stitches! I have tried to hand quilt and I can only do one stitch at a time but my lines aren't anywhere as straight as yours.

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    Absolutely stunning stitching! A fifty years from now, your quilts will be highly sought after, and will end up in museums, and treasured heirlooms. You must have much better eyesight than I do!

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    Beautiful work!

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    Do you use stencils for your designs or do you draw them yourself? Do you use beeswax for your thread? I think we have the same quilting hoop but my stitches don't look anything like yours. I'm going to try one stitch at a time. How long does it take you to do a quilt? I've been hand quilting a double size about 2 years and just can't get moving on it.

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    I have a quilting machine & frame also that I don't use. Mainly because I just have not sat down & figured it all out but I love handquilting so I just keep putting off trying to figure out the quilting machine.
    Quote Originally Posted by sandy l
    I'm bookmarking your post and may try handquilting one of these days using your examples. I have a quilting machine and frame, and after spending all that money, I feel kind of guilty letting it sit, but for some reason, lately I've had the urge to try handquilting. Your post may just have been what I needed to start. Thanks :)

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    You do beautiful work. thanks for showing us how you do
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    Beautiful quilting, you do a great job. wish my stitches were as even as yours

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    I am so impressed with your work. I hand quilt as well. Doing 1 stitch at a time, what is the time in a quilt?

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    Your ID could not fit you better. I have never seen such exquisite quilting. I love to hand quilt but even marking mine I can't keep as straight a line as you. I will definitely try the John James needles. I do use a thimble. I never could until I started quilting. I have large hands & always had trouble finging one to fit but have found the adjustable one that works for me. Please keep posting pictures of your work. It's better than going to a museum. Is needle marking when drag the needle across the fabic where you want to quilt?

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    Very nice! I also do single stitches but mine don't look near as nice as yours.

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    Did you adapt this "one stitch quilting technique" or did someone teach you--your mother or grandmother? Do you not like the multiple stitch method that is always emphasized? is there more control with one stitch?

    I am curious as others have posted on the time factor of one stitch?

    Again, I really appreciate your sharing your quilting pictures.

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    Beautiful work..thank you for sharing your technique !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LindaMRB
    GREAT quilting and great photos.
    So how long does one like you're working on take?
    More than my lifetime, I think!
    I am a very lucky person: I can quilt all day long, 6-8 hours per day. For this quilt I needed 4 months to finish - right now I am closing the edges!

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    Thank you for this helpful photos, especially with the hoop. I purchased a floor hoop at a tag sale for $5.00. It is an Edmonds brand & old. Then was given a handfull of others for .50 cents & a box of scraps for .25 cents, which contained a Gingher 4" round tip sissors. Wow! Again Thank You. Now I will try the hoop on bigger projects.

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