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  • Merry Christmas! Hey from Tennessee!

    Hello Everyone! I've been quilting since the 80's. I'm a member of my local guild, "Cumberland Valley Quilter's Association." I have a few of my quilts in my gallery. While watching Fons and Porter on PBS, I fell in love with the "Flower Bed" recreation. She recreate...
    Posted to Introduce Yourself! (Forum) by Pam Olds on Mon, Dec 23 2013
  • Using embroidered blocks

    Hi! I have been machine quilting for several years and recently started hand quilting with a group from my church. Now I have volunteered to set together six embroidered blocks that have to be set together for the printed quilting design to work. However, I need the finished quilt to measure about 90...
    Posted to Introduce Yourself! (Forum) by Country By Design on Thu, Aug 8 2013
  • Re: How can I figure out what to charge someone for hand quilting?

    I have heard of different ways to charge for hand quilting. Some charge by the quilt size, say 2-4 cents per inch. Others may charge by the number of yards of thread. Spools list the yards on the package, so the number of spools used can be calculated with the price per yard. The average price I've...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Pamela on Sun, May 19 2013
  • How can I figure out what to charge someone for hand quilting?

    I belong to a hand quilting group & a friend has asked us to hand quilt a quilt for her. This is the first time in 10 years that this has happened, as we normally just go around w/in our own group. The top, dating from the 1940's, is in pretty good condition (mostly hand-pieced by a deceased...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Decoratenu on Thu, May 16 2013
  • Should I use Aurifil Mako' NE 50/2 for hand quilting?

    Hi folks: I'm pretty new to quilting. I just did two pillows for my daughters to practice hand quilting. I'm now trying my hand at a quilted throw. I started hand quilting yesterday and just realized today this thread is lighter than what I used on the pillows. From what I read online, it doesn't...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by jmlristow on Fri, Apr 12 2013
  • Re: How do you keep lines straight in cross hatch grid quilting?

    Thanks to all for your comments. Thea, I'm not sure what you mean by anchoring the tiger tape. I understand that the tape will move when hooped but other than the adhesive on the tape how do you anchor it -- pins? Anyway, I've tried marking with a ruler and Roxanne's silver pencil, but the...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Jane Seybold on Sun, Jan 6 2013
  • How do you keep lines straight in cross hatch grid quilting?

    I am having difficulty keeping lines straight when hand quilting a 1/2 inch diagonal cross hatch grid using masking tape. My quilt is 90 x 90 with a medallion in the center of white fabric. I drew registration lines and marked the first lines and am using 1/2 inch quilters tape as my guide for subsequent...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Jane Seybold on Sat, Jan 5 2013
  • Pucker Problem?

    So I'm hand quilting these blankets to donate and I'm using cotton fabric tops with fleece backing. I laid it out of the carpet to pen it down when I started quilting I turned it over to check it and there were all these puckers in some spots. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA No, so should I take the spots...
    Posted to Ask Quilting Questions Here (Forum) by Lindy on Thu, Aug 2 2012
  • Keeping light on your work

    I usually hand tie my quilts and have such a hard time with proper lighting when flipping the quilt back and forth to make the knots. My husband gave me his "miner's lamp" head gear and it works perfectly. It is a little flashlight with a very powerful beam that is attached to an elastic...
    Posted to Share Your Tips (Forum) by GramsinOregon on Tue, Mar 13 2012
  • Re: Hand Quilting

    [quote user="Barb S"] I have always wanted to try hand-quilting and I have a small lap frame which has never been used -- [/quote] Barb, I learned to hand quilt the first thing, then learned to pieces and all the rest. But it was on a large frame with the quilt stretched out, with lots of friends...
    Posted to Quiltmaking (Forum) by Carol on Sun, Feb 19 2012
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