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« on: February 10, 2010 06:10:46 AM »

I decided (after much back-and-forth) that I want to quilt by hand, but I've looked around on Craftster and a few other places and have not been able to really find too much. 

I thought I'd post what I have found for anyone who's interested and leave it open for anyone else to add suggestions and/or sources they've found helpful.

Craftster:

-This was entitled Basic questions about hand quilting, and has some suggestions in the comments.
*http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=324580.0


Picture-based:

-This is a series of blog posts from The Purl Bee.
*Thread basting: http://www.purlbee.com/hand-vs-machine-3-quilting/2006/10/8/thread-basting-for-hand-quilting.html
*Quilter's Knot: http://www.purlbee.com/hand-vs-machine-3-quilting/2006/10/8/quilters-knot.html
*Hand Quilting: http://www.purlbee.com/hand-vs-machine-3-quilting/2006/10/8/hand-quilting.html


Videos:

-On making the knot, burying the knot, and the rocking stitch from julieree.
*http://julieree.blogspot.com/2007/01/handquilting-tutorial.html

-Supplies, making and burying the knot and stitching from nancyellenquilts.
*http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-WvF4xjQ64

-A series on hand quilting from amyalamode.
*"Getting Started": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgNuRW9ycK8&feature=related
*"Threading and Making the Knot": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fHJVcbTrfM&NR=1
*"Burying the Knot": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZ2F931qgrk&NR=1
*"Thimbles": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fku9z1R2T0&feature=related
*"Stitching": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_lZRvsq53c&feature=related
*"Skipping over to a new section": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSdMvShlA04&feature=related
*"Tying off (The End Knot)": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVhJVKeTkwY&feature=related
*All in one place: http://www.amyalamode.com/blog/2009/06/21/hand-quilting-videos-at-last/

-From the Sharon Schamber Network.
*"Pinless Painless Basting" http://sharonschambernetwork.com/free_area/videos/pinless_bast/index.html
*"Basting" (same technique) http://sharonschambernetwork.com/free_area/videos/basting/index.html
*"Hoopless Handquilting" (Part Two): http://sharonschambernetwork.com/free_area/videos/hoopless/2.html
*"Hoopless Handquilting" (Part Three): http://sharonschambernetwork.com/free_area/videos/hoopless/3.html

-From Esteemarlu (I skimmed these a bit, so I couldn't tell you exactly what each video was about. They're long and wordy.).
*"Esteemarlu's Hand Quilting Tutorial #1": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgg7Hhssw1Q&feature=related
*"Esteemarlu's Hand Quilting Tutorial #2": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXg11ukKojY&feature=related
*"Esteemarlu's Hand Quilting Tutorial #3": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tISwQ3e9avw&feature=player_embedded

Technique by Jean Brown (Didn't exactly watch, but it's supposed to be a slightly different technique):
*http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeSSyueipPw



Whew! I can't believe this short little list took so much time. Please feel free to offer up suggestions, tips, and tricks, as this is my first quilt.

Hope this helps many people!
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2010 06:07:46 PM »

My own suggestion is to make something small (wall-hanging sized) and dive into it.  I made one that was divided into 4 sections and quilted each one differently, by hand.  It was a great experience and I'd recommend it wholeheartedly.

Also, it is perfectly okay to hand quilt the stuff you keep and machine quilt the stuff you give to others.  This is what I do. : )

(I don't use a hoop or frame.  I, honestly, can't see why anyone bothers unless you are part of a group.)
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2010 04:03:31 PM »

I'm with you Blondgirl, I don't use a hoop or a frame either.  I hand quilted the king size grandmother's flower garden in my lap.  I also baste my quilts by hand with needle and thread.  I just think it holds together well this way!
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2010 07:20:30 PM »

Well, I split the difference - I hand thread baste (or rather make my minion do it Smiley, but I prefer a hoop for the actual quilting - I have trouble keeping the layers in the same place (even with 4" grid basting) if I don't - the hoop just helps me with that. (It helps that it's handmade, hardwood, and completely gorgeous in it's own right Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2010 10:08:27 PM »

Thank you so much for posting all those links! I've been wanting to try my hand at quilting (Partly because I've just started reading the Elm Creek Quilts mystery novels, LOL) but I hate the idea of spending all that money on a sewing machine. 
 
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2010 09:49:29 AM »

Thank you so much for posting all those links! I've been wanting to try my hand at quilting (Partly because I've just started reading the Elm Creek Quilts mystery novels, LOL) but I hate the idea of spending all that money on a sewing machine. 
 

No problem! Like I said, I was having issues, so I wanted to help others too.

I've had my sewing machine for almost ten years now...it's just a cheap europro (it was $99, I think).  I put the top together that way.
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