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 rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on February 8, 2017 at 12:42pm
hi all ...
mary ..i wasn't familiar w the McElroys' mother daughter pair & their books. looked for web sites for them but only found reviews of their books. so ..i will look for them. i am always interested in new sources of learning. i have learned so much from kimbal & beyers since my first foray into hand quilting via ami simms.

sandy ..i am the same way, tho it's not possible for me to crawl into bed w my handwork. i have work areas in liv rm and in one spare bedroom. back issues make sitting a challenge for me so recliner w hoop on my lap or leaning back in rocker w feet up on stool and hoop in my lap. i usually have several things going on too. hand applique, hand quilting or machine piecing. i also have a couple knitting & crochet projects going too :))

jan ..welcome to the group. i have no one locally here where i currently live that does hand quilting. there is one woman in one of my quilt groups that does,but she doesn't do anything other than cross hatch. i love the appearance of crosse hatch, but i also like historic deaigns & feather type designs. recently acquired another book on historical quilting of the british isles. the second book by the author from whose other book i own was source for north england hearts etc for miniature quilt for friend few years ago. i collected a few quilts in years past. nothing historically important & no longer even think about collecting as i have no way to store, display or protect them in current home, where it's looking like we'll be continuing to reside for several more years.
Comment by Riana Noyes on February 8, 2017 at 12:34pm

sandy, since you're on this site, check out a video/blog by a member of this group, Orville Roache , a hand quilter extraordinaire...maybe Rogue can post the link?

Comment by Sandy Clabaugh on February 8, 2017 at 12:19pm

Thank you so much for the book suggestions!  Hand-quilting has been my salvation from stress.  Getting in bed at night with my work spread around me and the dogs by my side is so much better than sitting at a machine after being at one (computer) all day.  While quilting one, I'm piecing another and planning a third.

Comment by Jen Clews on February 7, 2017 at 8:09pm

Hello and thank you for letting me join this group. I do piece and quilt some quilts by machine, but hand piecing and quilting is my preferred option. I live in rural Australia and I haven't found anyone locally (yet) who shares my passion for hand quilting. I've enjoyed following the posts here and seeing photos of beautiful quilting. Are there any quilt collectors out there? I have a small collection of English and Welsh quilts.

Comment by Mary Britton on February 7, 2017 at 5:23pm

Another good book is Roxanne McElroy's "That Perfect Stitch".  There is also an update by her daughter.  

Comment by rogue quilter Queen of the WIVSP on February 7, 2017 at 4:27pm
if you have access to a book store ..ask for them to order jeana kimbals' book on hand quilting. i even got a copy for my ex dil ..before she was an ex. i am self taught also and bought ami simms and learned hand quilting from it. i have several of her books. another excellent teacher and practitioner of hand quilting is jinny byers ...look for books by any of these three quilter/authors. excellent learning tools. also ..jinny byers website is a perfect place to find basics & advanced learning of jand quilting.
Comment by Sandy Clabaugh on February 7, 2017 at 1:08pm

Does anyone else get frustrated when they can only find instructions for machine stitching?  There are often things I, as a fairly new quilter (4 years), need some help with and whenever I search I only find directions for those who use machines.  I have a machine, haven't used it in 10 years and don't plan on ever doing so again, but keep it around "just in case."  I also live in the boondocks and have limited internet download so am equally distressed that everything is going more and more to video instructions.  Needless to say, I am very "self-taught."

Comment by Riana Noyes on December 4, 2016 at 10:58am

Finished quilting by hand, bound, washed & ready to go with me when l fly to Ca. l'll get to hold my 4 mo. old grandd for the first time :-))

Comment by Wendy Gontier on September 25, 2016 at 10:39am
Looks good, I have been doing some piecing tonight after doing a tiny amount of hand quilting this afternoon
Comment by Riana Noyes on September 25, 2016 at 10:18am

Thankyou, Ginny. l have a good start this morning...decided to try some ''big stitch'' quilting in the cabled frame around bunny. l used double strands of hand quilting cotton & bigger eyed needle for effect in light green. The white parts and scrappy sashing are getting my regular smaller stitches. 


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