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Thread: My Way of Handquilting

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    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.
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    What do you use to mark the lines to be quilted?

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    Your work is so amazing. Thanks for a peek into your technique

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    You must use a frame? It cant seem to figure out how to do stitches when the fabric is streched in the frame...

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    Isn't it painful to sew without a thimble? Nice work and beautiful quilting.

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    WOW WOW WOW so beautiful. Added to the list of questions is that kind of needles do you use?

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    How many times I wanted to ask you to do this but didn't want to bother you - thank you for reading my mind!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Afton
    What do you use to mark the lines to be quilted?
    On these pictures I quilt freehand without markings. When I mark I use watercolor pencils for dark fabrics and the method of needlemarking for lighter ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MellieKQuilter
    You must use a frame? It cant seem to figure out how to do stitches when the fabric is streched in the frame...
    I use a hoop on a floor stand for quilting and the tension of the quiltwork is not very high. I must be able to move the needle without too much pressure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akisan
    Isn't it painful to sew without a thimble? Nice work and beautiful quilting.
    No, it's not. Maybe you can see that I don't touch the needle with my middle finger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PamB8s
    WOW WOW WOW so beautiful. Added to the list of questions is that kind of needles do you use?
    I use a John James Betweens #11. These are one of my favourite brands.

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    Thanks for posting these, Andrea. Is your other hand under the hoop, pushing up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hinterland
    Thanks for posting these, Andrea. Is your other hand under the hoop, pushing up?

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    Yes, right! I use the forefinger of my left hand to push the quilt up a little.

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    Your quilting is amazing.....Is it relaxing to you? It is good that you can sit beside the window for
    natural lighting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by needles3thread
    Your quilting is amazingly great.......Is it relazing to you? It is good that you can sit beside the window for
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    I love to sit at near the terrace door the whole day and work on my quilts! The light is perfect and I can see all the birds in the garden, the roses in the summer and the snow in winter! :) It's very relaxing...

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    Thank you for the tutorial :D:D:D

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    your hand quilting is beautiful. thank you for sharing the great photos.

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    WOW Andrea Thanks for sharing how you do your wonderful work.

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    amazing!

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    Your work is beautiful. Such a nice place to sit and quilt. I have a floor frame lie that also. I do use it some but also like to use a hoop in my lap.

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    I greatly admire your work. Thanks for sharing your technique. I'll have to try one stitch at a time.

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    You do such gorgeous work!!

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    :) :thumbup: :) :thumbup: :) :thumbup: :) :thumbup: :) :thumbup:

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    I have never done one stitch at a time either.

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    Your work is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your technique. I stab quilt because I've never been able to rock the needle. I'll have to try this way of one stitch at a time.

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