HAND QUILTING DESIGNS
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.
Fact: sewing your quilt (or a smaller project, like pillow tops and table runners) by hand provides a soft finish that really can’t be achieved by machines. Not to mention there isn’t anything that beats the zen of sewing something with needle and thread. If you’re interested in trying the craft, these tips for hand quilting— along with the right supplies — can help you get started.
When doing hand stitching, whether on a garment or home decor project, it is not always possible to start that stitching along the edge of the fabric, at a hem or in some other area where knots and thread ends can be easily hidden. Ashley Hough shows you how to start your hand stitching with no knot needed on the wrong side of the fabric, making it look more professional while still allowing it to hold the thread securely in place.
Many people tend to shy away from hand stitching because of either the length of time it takes to complete the stitching or the difficulty of ensuring that the stitches look nice and even. Ashley Hough shares a fun hand stitching tip that makes accurately spacing your hand sewing stitches quicker and easier.
Amy Ellis offers an abundance of information and knowledge for finishing quilts on a home sewing machine! Learn about ideal tools for quilting and get tips and tricks for success in your quilting projects. Straight-line quilting and free-motion quilting will be explored, with lots of options for all your quilt tops. Plus, a free quilting motif book with class registration!