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Busy Hands

This is a group for those that still hand piece or are interested in hand piecing. Anyone that does any hand work are welcome to join.  Hand piecing is a very relaxing way to make quilts. It is also a way to introduce young children to the art of quilting. 

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Latest Activity: Sep 22, 2020

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What is your preferred thread for hand piecing?

Started by Jody Davis-Wood. Last reply by Cornwoman Mar 17, 2014. 4 Replies

I have used just the Coats and Clark hand sewing thread would like to know what others use and why they like it. Thought that this might be a place that new hand piecers can refer to. I find that the…Continue

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Comment by MsDesigns on September 22, 2020 at 8:51am

I am a long time member of "Quilting With Us" (QWU). I used to give virtual workshops here. Like many others, I have ventured out as QWU became more quiet.

We are getting the warning that QWU is at risk of being disabled. I fear this is a sign that QWU will one day be no more.

It has become like family here and the thought of losing the friendships we have developed has giving me a sad heart. Like many dark clouds, there is a silver lining. When I ventured out, I created a quilters social network, much like QWU. I never mentioned it, for it was a conflict of interest. However, in this dark hour, it is time to let others know there is an alternative. It does not have to end here.

I would be honored for QWU members to join "Pattern Pastiche". If needed, we are more than happy to create a group for your new home.

Your "Pattern Pastiche" code: QWU

"Pattern Pastiche" is at


Comment by handstitcher/IL on June 9, 2014 at 4:18am

I'm sure it will look lovely! Are you going to hand piece it? Mine went together very quickly.

Comment by Jody Davis-Wood on June 8, 2014 at 7:32pm

Handstitcher I looked up the pattern and downloaded it. I saw some beautiful new Christmas fabric in my local quilt shop. That I think will work beautifully with the pattern.

Comment by handstitcher/IL on May 29, 2014 at 2:18pm

I think the original was done in higher contrast colors, similar to dark Christmas red and greens. It looked great! It was a featured project on one of their TV shows several years ago.

Comment by Jody Davis-Wood on May 29, 2014 at 10:50am
Linda that is what I was thinking.
Comment by linda harriott/UK on May 29, 2014 at 10:41am

Lovely work, I could fancy this done in Christmas fabrics.

Comment by handstitcher/IL on May 29, 2014 at 4:12am

Thanks, Jody! It was a good choice for flannel since the pieces were all a larger size. Since it was my first attempt with flannel, I was afraid to go with a pattern with tiny pieces.

Comment by Jody Davis-Wood on May 28, 2014 at 7:25pm
Handstitcher that is a neat pattern. Thanks for sharing I will have to see about downloading the pattern.
Comment by handstitcher/IL on May 28, 2014 at 7:10pm

I finished my flannel table topper this week. The pattern is called Ozark Star and is a free download from the Fons and Porter website. It is hand pieced and quilted, except for sewing the binding on the front.

Now I'm working on the little hand stitcher wall hanging from the last issue of American Patchwork Quilting. I'm embroidering the center medallion first, but will piece the spool blocks by hand. Another good scrappy project for my stash!

Comment by Jody Davis-Wood on May 14, 2014 at 10:42pm

Hi all sorry I have not been on any of my groups this last few weeks. Life just went crazy with a bunch of projects being due this Saturday. I am so tired right now I can hardly keep my eyes open hope all are doing well. Happy quilting


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