Hand quilting on the lap gives a quilter a more comfortable spot in which to sit instead of being bent over the quilting frame.  The social activity for women for centuries has been to be bent over a quilting frame and move the needle up and down through the layersContinue Reading

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The basics of hand quilting begins with the easy-to-make running stitches that securely hold the three layers, the quilt top, batting, and the backing, in place. If you are a person who finds joy when the little stitches appear as you slowly develop a rhythm of rocking the needle backContinue Reading

Congratulations!  You finished your baby quilt top and you are ready to put the quilting designs on the quilt. The fabric and colors are superb and match perfectly with the baby’s new room.  Now it is time to do the hand quilting.  But the dilemma is in choosing the perfectContinue Reading

Congratulations! You finished your baby quilt top. The fabric and colors are superb and match perfectly with the baby’s new room. Now it is time to do the hand quilting. But the dilemma is in choosing the perfect design. After the hours and time spent on the baby quilt top, the design of the hand quilting must be just right. But where to start? Continue Reading