Does any one know of a site that has info and items for hand quilting, I machine piece but like to hand quilt
there are lots of sites on hand quilting and there are videos on YouTube as well. There a several blogs dedicated to the topic as well. I think you should do a Google search and explore a bit to see what suits your tastes best.
We also have a hand quilting group here on QCA but there hasn't been a lot of activity lately.
Thanks for the info. Hand quilting relaxes me much more that machine quilting I seem to get all tied up in knotts ( no pun intended) where on the grouping is it under
I found it, if I'd look harder on you post it showes "hand Quilting
I glad you were able to find it Jacquelyn. I hope you can find some useful information there.
Are you looking for hand quilt videos as well? If so there are some on QNN, some with Brandy with the Grandmothers Flower Garden, one with Linda Franz, one with Ami Simms showing her applique method, etc.
I wish I enjoyed hand quilting. I think it is beautiful and I have the highest regard for anyone that does hand quilting. But it makes my hands hurt so badly that I just don't enjoy it.
Jacquelyn, You might also check out the Dear Jane group .Alot of us are doing this by hand cause the blocks are so small. I just started there myself and I'm doing my first hand quilting on this project.. It really is alot of fun. I'm not nearly as good as the others right now but I'm learning..Barbara
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jacquelyn, look for luixin newman's book on amazon, one of my best resources gini
gini in north idaho
Valerie:If so there are some on QNN, some with Brandy with the Grandmothers Flower Garden, one with Linda Franz, one with Ami Simms showing her applique method, etc.
Most of these are hand piecing not hand quilting. Linda Franz is the creator of inklingo where you print your sewing lines onto fabrics instead of using templates.
Nana, do you have arthritis or other difficulty?
The reason I ask is that I hand quilt, and after one session, my hand hurt like crazy, with the pain going up to my elbow. It was really surprising, because I never had any pain before. I thought maybe it had to do with being 45, or something.
I found out the needle I was using was about 3/16" longer than my normal needles. I found a stash of the shorter, and my pain didn't recur. If I accidentally grab the longer, it starts back up. I can use them for piecing, but not quilting.
Who would have thought a needle could be the wrong fit?
Linda in Amish Country, Ohio
I have RA and osteoarthritis. The hands just do not like doing any kind of intricate work. Thanks for the info on needle length but I am not sure it will help. I sounds like you may have some carpal tunnel issues.
linda, that's the kind of pain i get with my carpal tunnel. my hands also go to sleep at night and hurt and tingle.
My hands go to sleep frequently. So irritating....and hate that tingling and pins and needles sensation. You know sometimes it is a real bear getting old....LOL>
my hands were really bad when i worked, now they only bother me during ski season, and that's because i have an exuberant pole plant, i need to work on that. gini