Try Your Hand at Hand Quilting
I’m interested in hand quilting, do you have any info on this? My grandmother taught me how to quilt – we would cut out scrap fabric from a pattern she had cut from a cereal box. We would cut one piece at a time, hand sewing together. We hand quilted in a frame in her TV room for hours. I’d love to pick it up again.
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How wonderful – I made my first quilt the same way, also instructed by my grandmother. Only we would tie our quilts rather than hand-quilt them. I actually learned to hand quilt by book. My favorite book was called That Perfect Stitch by Roxanne McElroy – she had a company that also sold amazing metal thimbles. She has since passed away but her family still sells needles and thimbles.
I also suggest picking up some hand quilting books by Alex Anderson – she is one of modern quilting’s most amazing hand quilters.
In the meantime, here are a couple of videos on hand quilting that can give you a good place to start:
Basic Hand Quilting Techniques
Hand Quilting Techniques and Ideas
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