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  • Re: Do we all like hand work

    I love to do handwork, piecing, quilting, embroidery, whatever. However, I also do "crafts" by machine. The results are different, so my project determines my method. Once upon a time, I chose to do those kinds of sewing only by hand, feeling that hand-sewing produced a better and more personal...
    by Susie from Indy on Thu, Jun 26 2014
  • Next?

    Well I'm at the point of having a couple of the cross for cancer survivors in the quilting stage, but nothing for piecing. This is how I do it, how about you? I keep at least one quilting project going most of the time. But that takes a little more dedication, gotta get a hoop tightened up, find...
    by Joe on Tue, May 29 2012
  • Quilting Spoon

    Have any of you ever tried TJ's Quilting Spoon? I was told by a local quilt shop owner to try wrapping my thumbs with electrical tape to prevent sore fingers. I was just wondering how difficult it is to learn to use the spoon. Melisa
    by melisag on Thu, Apr 12 2012
  • Re: How Do You Hand Piece?

    I appreciate your posting pictures... that must be very helpful for newer hand-piecers and hand-quilters. I love to do both. When I piece by hand, I use the running stitch with occasional back stitches or lock stitches. My over-sized king apple core quilt, as one example, was done completely by hand...
    by Susie from Indy on Sun, Apr 8 2012
  • What am I doing wrong?

    I watched several hours of utube videos and read one of Georgia Bonesteel's books but when I sat down yesterday MC in hoop ready to quilt...I had issues. I tied the knot and buried it just fine. When I tried to take tiny stitches I couldn't no matter what I tried. What on earth is wrong with...
    by Joy on Sun, Feb 5 2012
  • Re: Hand Quilting or Machine Quilting?

    I'm a new member of this group. I have to admit that I can't wait to finish piecing a quilt top together so that I can sit down and start hand quilting. I have only had 2 quilts machine quilted. The first one was an oversized queen bed quilt. I wanted it finished quickly and I admit I was a bit...
    by Linda H on Mon, Nov 14 2011
  • Favorite time to hand piece/quilting?

    Do you have a favorite time of the day you like to hand piece/quilting? Do you also like to multi-task such as "watch tv" or "listen to the radio" while your doing hand piecing/quilting? I have found that I usually do more at night although sometimes I will do that during the day...
    by Valerie on Mon, Jan 24 2011
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