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Comment by J Lee Bagan on April 27, 2009 at 12:45pm
Question: Please keep in mind I have NEVER quilted anything, machine or hand. I work full time, keep the house, garden, husband etc. and usually only have 1 hour or maybe 2 of productive life left at the end of the day. I try to do some sort of sewing or piecework. To date, I use a LA quilter for most of my quilts. A few I have hand tied. When I do take a piece to her we take the time and thought to choose a design that will be complementary to the quilt and also the color of the thread. She is a actually very traditional and I of course like color and want the thread to show up the design of the quilting. In some ways we learn from each other. Whatever method I use I want it to be as well done as possible. The 3 different colors of perle cotton used to tie my Musashi quilt really give it texture and looks great. However even with the time constraints I do want to hand quilt a smaller project so I will be more rounded in my learning curve. When I retire and have real "time" who knows.....
Lee
Anyway back to the question at hand. Do you pin or baste with thread. How do you lay out the design you will follow to do the quilting... I am truly at square one with this and know absolutely nothing so please don't think you will be patronizing or talking down to me if you explain something that would be obvious to anyone else.....
Comment by QuiltWarrior Pam on April 25, 2009 at 4:40pm
betweens, great mini!
Comment by Sognstitcher Lana/MN on April 25, 2009 at 9:23am
Betweens, your redwork is as cute as can be! Another on my list of "to-dos" for someday. - When the UFO's are under control. :)
Comment by Cat Lady--MO on April 25, 2009 at 8:08am
betweens, I see you have a marking for a scalloped border on the edge of your redwork mini, what will you be using for your binding? By the way, the quilt is neat.
Comment by Janet/MO on April 25, 2009 at 6:01am
The mini redwork quilt is really cute.
Comment by betweens on April 25, 2009 at 4:23am
I posted a mini quilt that I hand quilted it is redwork and the quilting is 1/4in apart.. it was fun to do.. there are no seams..lOl
Comment by YvonneMarie on April 25, 2009 at 3:55am
thank you quilting mama I will try this.
YvonneMarie
Comment by quiltingmama on April 24, 2009 at 4:43pm
YvonneMarie,
Try a different height chair. Sometimes I find that an adjustable height chair works best. If I'm trying to reach in really far for my arms, if the chair is shorter, the arm underneath can reach better.
Comment by Sognstitcher Lana/MN on April 24, 2009 at 3:30pm
I used leather thimbles for years, and found I was going through them faster than I could find them in the stores. I'm fussy; I only want the closed finger kind, as I seem to find the place that is open with my needle on the other type. I was really comfortable with them. I even made a few with a deer hide that my DH had had processed into leather. (He never knew) Then I changed to the Roxanne thimble. I have gotten comfortable with that, now and can't be without it.
Comment by YvonneMarie on April 24, 2009 at 3:27pm
Wow. Thank you ladies for all the information and help. I am new at quilting on a frame with other ladies. I do prefer lap quiting without a hoop. So yes, the quilting on a frame is something new for me. I find that my arms are not always long enough underneath and I twist my body badly to try and reach to feel. My therapy persons aid that I need to find a way to sit up straight instead of leaning to reach, it kills my back but I still want to help the guild with their charity quilt. Any suggestions?


My next question is what needle do you find best for embroidery?
YvonneMarie
 

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