Hand Quilting

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Scrim or no scrim

Started by Suzanne Crockett Oct 18, 2018. 0 Replies

I want to use a 100% cotton batting for my quilt. Some are sold with scrim to hold them together and reduce shrinking. Can I hand quilt thru that? Thx!Continue

Hand quilting books?

Started by Suzanne Crockett. Last reply by Suzanne Crockett Oct 18, 2018. 4 Replies

I’ve returned to quilting after a 30 year break, making a crib quilt for my newborn grandson. I realize there are things I’ve forgotten how to do - can y’all please recommend some hand quilting…Continue

Hello Hand Quilters

Started by Janie Robertson. Last reply by Suzanne Crockett Oct 18, 2018. 35 Replies

I too am really glad to find a group of people who hand quilt. I quilt almost every day, and it is hilarious to me that most people don't get it  what I am doing.  I tell them I am hand quilting a…Continue

Your favorite batting

Started by Janie Robertson. Last reply by Angela Pausini May 29, 2018. 26 Replies

Since I am new to this group, I don't know if you have discussed batting before.  I wondered what you have found to be your favorite type of batting. I recently used the Bamboo batting and found it…Continue

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Comment by Gail Brown on October 5, 2017 at 12:41pm

She pays pretty well I'd say.  What a nice way to "buy" more fabric, doing something you love to do.  That's a win, win in my book.

Comment by Riana Noyes on October 4, 2017 at 3:26pm

She was very hapy with her quilt when l brought it to her this morning...and here's my payment . I have also machine quilted another for her, so this is for both.

Comment by Gail Brown on October 3, 2017 at 1:14pm

Great job Riana, it looks beautiful.  Shopping in someone else's stash sounds like great fun to me.  I have finished a few for people and also look for old tops to be quilted.  I love finishing old tops or blocks found at yard sales or flea markets.  I fell like who ever started the project meant for it to be finished and I'm doing it for her as well as myself.

Comment by Emmy Prewitt on October 3, 2017 at 9:48am

It is lovely Riana!  And the "pay" sounds wonderful and fun too!!

Comment by Riana Noyes on October 2, 2017 at 5:42pm

A lady l golf with had this project going for many years , got the center quilted, then got bogged down. So l finished hand quilting the triangle outer units and the borders, then did the binding ( also hand sewn down). In exchange, l'm " shopping" in her wonderful stash of batiks and other exotic fabrics.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on February 22, 2017 at 11:47am
i don't precut anything ..not even my precious scraps. the batt scraps i layer, roll and place in original bag, compress as much air out of bag as possible & tie off. then stuff into closet corner. i have always used my batt scraps in minis, wall, pillows and even have shredded & used between solid layers for pillow forms. but because i don't know what my next project will be, i don't precut anything. i don't like to limit my options. especially now when batt tho much better quality that it was when i started quilting in the 80's, it's also become very expensive.
Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on February 22, 2017 at 11:41am
i'm happy you found My Quilt Place and the wonderful groups & quilters! :))

i tried an earlier version of the pounce pad many many years ago. didn't like it. it's just chalk & subject to even easier rubbing off as the quilt is manipulated. the earlier version was also too messy to fill IMHO. i also tried taping & sewing batt pieces together. i developed my own method and it holds very well. i also hand baste all quilts i intend to hand or machine quilt except for minky, flannel or faux fur quilts. and my way of piecing batt even holds thru manipulation of quilt sandwich while either shoving whole thing thru machine harp or frequent position changes in hand hoop. because of severe back issues, i have to lean back in rocker or recliner w knees drawn up. i ballance the hoop on my knees and arm of chair. i use scroll frames for my wall or mini quilts & large oval or small round (for corners) frames for full sized and larger quilts.
Comment by Sandy Clabaugh on February 22, 2017 at 10:57am

So yet another question.  (Can you tell how happy I am to find a group of hand-quilters who have already been where I dare to go?)

Does the tape used to join batting pieces work and is it of a texture than can be hand-quilted?  I have so much batting and I could sure use those storage drawers for more fabric.  Or should I just cut it all in 10" squares to have on hand for rag quilts?

Comment by Sandy Clabaugh on February 22, 2017 at 10:52am

I, too, mark as I go since I find that I handle the quilt so much when hand-quilting that I rub off some of the marking.  I think someone said they've used the Pounce pad - I've wanted to try it but wanted to be sure it would be worth the investment.  Any feedback?  I'm currently quilting a large block quilt of both blacks and whites and the black is giving me fits. The white marker I've used on other dark fabrics just isn't cutting it.

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on February 22, 2017 at 9:35am
sandy i use templates and freehand both on same quilt. i started out marking whole quilt, but now mark as i go. it's ok with the quilt police too, i found out via reading a interview w a famous japanese quilter years ago. breathed a sigh of relief and stopped looking over my shoulder. i am planning and making drawings of ideas for my quilting as i am piecing my quilt then since i continue working out the design as i go along i use both freehand and templates. since i prefer to make miniatures, commercial templates don't fit my quilts, so, i make my own from cardboard cereal boxes or whatever i find w correct weight. in my collection of quilt paraphenalia i have a beautiful template cut from floor tile that i acquired in box of treasures from an estate auction many years ago.

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