Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
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 vintage quilt top, that someone made over 50 years ago, and then that blank look comes over their faces. They watch, then they say, so you made that quilt??? No, I say.........
Anyway, I hope to be able to share and learn from this group
I guess one of my first questions is what type of frame do you use? I have a Norwood, and I love it. I am searching for another ( used) or something similar. I see one by Grace that is square, do any of you use this and how do you like it ? The square shape seems like it might have its merits.
Do any of you only quilt vintage quilt tops? thanks janie.
yes that is one and the other one is me at Las Lunas Inn, friend me on whichever one you find . What is your email address? sometimes it is easier with email address to find people mine is firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
I tried your name and address, still nothing... facebook is so wierd.. same thing with a good friend of mine, never could find him...
A beautiful thought, and I agree. ❤️
Since I do pin-basting - it isn't so bad. That was actually one reason I purchased the large floor frame 20 years ago - with the 3 rails there was no basting of any kind.
I only use pins also, never have basted. When I lay out my quilt on the dining room table, I let them hang for a few hours to settle in, pin from the center out, and it works great. Also the pins serve as a marker to how much more you have to do!
That's how I do it, too, and like you I use them as a marker to say how much is left to do.
hey, rogue - haven't caught any of your posts recently - good to hear from you. Yes, if we didn't live in NM where it is so, so dry - I'd do the thread basting, too.
Sorry you've had the crud - I hear it is hard to shake. Sounds like the flannel/fuzzy quilts were a handful - but loved, I'm sure. I only made one with a Minkee backing for my sweet special needs granddaughter - treated all the others to handmade sweaters and caps. Still hope to get pictures up soon. Get well!!
I'm glad the girls loved them. I found my Minkee on sale at JoAnn's in the bargain bin. Fortunately, I just needed enough for one twin sized quilt. You mention you have had spinal disease - I'm so sorry. Having dealt with fibromyalgia for 40 years or so - I know how hard it is sometimes to deal with pain issues. However, like you, I find the time and find a way to sit and quilt!! I'm glad God led me to this craft/art! It's been a blessing during the times when I couldn't do anything else.