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Author Topic: Hand Quilting With Stippling  (Read 7644 times)

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Hand Quilting With Stippling
« on: January 18, 2014, 10:58:45 AM »
I love to hand quilt. And I have for years.
But recently I decided that since I love looking at how the LA and FAQ quilters do their quilts and how they fill them in so much, I decided to do more when I hand quilt.
I am learning to fill in between the actual larger designs.
And I don't use regular quilting thread but use Perle Cotton. It is a little thicker and makes doing so many stipples to fill in easy, takes less time.
I learn so much on FB and this is something I have to keep trying.
I find if you do just typical hand stitching you have little sections that are cute and puffy and dimensional. Those are wonderful. But by filling in, it gives it dimension too.....just love it.

Anyone else love to stipple?

And you can fill in using a design to go round and round or just really stipple and go in all directions.
Even hand quilting is evolving in today's quilting world.

Please share pictures of your work too.
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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 11:06:15 AM »
The above are pictures from FB, top one is Tim's who also shows them in Quilting Newsletter Mag.

Below are some of my work showing lots of stippling

I hope this topic sparks some good shares on here so we can all learn more.

Do you have special hand quilting techniques?  :)

I am working on a Whole Cloth quilt now that I will incorporated all the larger areas being stippled like they show.
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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 11:37:29 AM »
Stunning works. Wow you sure have patience to do all that stippling by hand. I know how tedious it gets using a long arm machine. Please keep posting your works of arts.
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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 12:54:43 PM »
One day I may own an LA and do some "quicker" quilting but for now I do enjoy my hand quilting. Thank you.

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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 12:56:18 PM »
Btw, helps when I can sew all day and for days at a time. Lucky for me my hands work well even if the rest of me is falling apart. Lol

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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2014, 04:25:26 PM »
Wow Debbie, Do you have a whole picture of that first quilt.  Beautiful! I am a hand quilter also, and like to different stippling patterns behind applique.  Don't have any pictures right now.  Might try after dinner.   But mine are not filled in like yours!  Those are just beautiful, wish my hands weren't giving out on me!

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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2014, 05:39:19 PM »
I envy your patience to do handwork like this, I know how time-intensive it is with the machine, that has to be 4x - 10x the time dedication by hand! Brush some of that patience off on me please! You are going to have blue ribbon worthy stuff if you keep this up, lady ~ and deservingly so
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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2014, 05:50:50 PM »
Wow Debbie, Do you have a whole picture of that first quilt.  Beautiful! I am a hand quilter also, and like to different stippling patterns behind applique.  Don't have any pictures right now.  Might try after dinner.   But mine are not filled in like yours!  Those are just beautiful, wish my hands weren't giving out on me!
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The top quilt is also using some trapunto .
Tim has a page on FB and he gives classes. You can look his work up also online. His full name is Tim Latimer.


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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2014, 05:55:12 PM »
Here's some pictures, don't know how well you can see the backgrounds though.  And it is nothing like your's Debbie.  One of my Inspectors (Waylon) had to get in on the photo shoot! LOL

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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2014, 05:59:40 PM »
The third quilt down is one of Tim's also. He just finished that one end of last year and it has been accepted into two quilt shows for this year. He was written up recently in a magazine for his work.
This is a picture of the quilt before he finished it.

I chose some pictures to show the method this topic is about.
He uses perle cotton for his quilts as well.
Look him up, he talks about his quilts in detail.
Here's a picture of Tim and his Baby and his quilt in background.

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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2014, 06:01:08 PM »
Debbie, that is just gorgeous!  It just makes me sooo irritated  that my fingers want to give out on me!

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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2014, 06:03:41 PM »
What size perle cotton do you use?

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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2014, 06:10:30 PM »
SueB yours are like mine. I have always hand quilted and used larger stippling and after seeing Tim's work and others, I am putting more and more stitches in the larger spaces.

I did a quilt recently for Denise the Quilt lady. I am mailing it back to her when I get home.
You can see I filled in the whole sections where the white was. She had me use a stencil of a smaller flower too so those areas are still left unstitched.

So you see, I do regular work with lots more stitching thanks to seeing what others are doing with the stippling in smaller places.
I know I can stitch in those spaces like that, I have a whole cloth started doing just like that but it is at the house, I am house sitting at Ladybugtx's.
Thank  You for showing your beautiful quilting too.

I think we should both give it a shot and the next one with millions of little stitches. I just love it. No time limits


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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2014, 06:15:38 PM »
What size perle cotton do you use?

I have some Precencia here with me and it is #16
Have some Valdani that is #12

The #10 and 12 are my favorites, the thickness is like using two embroider threads together....
Most lqs's carry Perle now and you can see it and feel it and see what size you want to fill in with. The smaller is good for small areas, but for larger areas I use 10-12

Here's a picture of them. And they come in beautiful varieagated too
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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2014, 06:20:19 PM »
The blue ones are Presencia and the others are Valadani. You can tell they are thicker threads

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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2014, 09:28:56 AM »
I am in absolute awe.
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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2014, 09:39:40 AM »
Thank you Yooper. I love hand quilting and I know the hours we put into a quilt will be appreciated.
Not that I have anything again machine quilting. I can maneuver my hands better than a machine when it comes to quilting. LOL

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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #17 on: January 21, 2014, 12:03:44 AM »
Your work is beautiful. I'm fairly new to hand quilting, so I don't know that much about perle cottons. How do the Valdani and Precencia cottons compare to DMC perles? I used to use those when I did a ton of needlework, but I'm starting to incorporate those into quilting now. Differences/preferences and why?

Thanks!

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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2014, 07:22:54 AM »
Beautiful work.  Thank you for sharing.

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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2014, 07:57:34 AM »
Deb I don't know if I've have the patience to do that.  LOL  I really don't like the feel of a heavily quilted top, just not cuddly enough for me.  I think they're very pretty though.

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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2014, 10:52:50 AM »
Heavily quilted by machine is a lot "harder" but hand stitching, the stitches re spread out so still feel soft and comfy.
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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2014, 11:58:19 AM »
Good to know that the handquilting would be softer.  That's definitely a plus.  It sure if pretty.  :) 

Would love to go to a retreat, but with everything up in the air here, hate to try and commit to something that I might now be able to go to.  Lots of uncertainties.  :(

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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2014, 02:55:02 PM »
Your work is beautiful. I'm fairly new to hand quilting, so I don't know that much about perle cottons. How do the Valdani and Precencia cottons compare to DMC perles? I used to use those when I did a ton of needlework, but I'm starting to incorporate those into quilting now. Differences/preferences and why?

Thanks!

Christine


DOn't know how I missed this, sorry. I have been hand quilting longer than I can remember and I do get better at it as I go.  :D I started using perle cotton when I read on FB group Handquilters how Tim and others use it to fill in more without a ton of more stitches. I still use regular thread for most but when filling in or doing a larger stitch, I love the perle cottons. And the LQS's seem to have so many colors in shades too. Hope you share when you finish your first hand quilt

For that matter, I know there have to be more hand quilters on the QH, spread the word for them to start a topic to share with us here.


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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2014, 06:18:04 PM »
Oh my, that takes hand quilting talent! something I dont' have.
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Re: Hand Quilting With Stippling
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2014, 01:22:53 AM »
I am so happy I found this thread. I have been "thinking" about doing at least one whole cloth quilt..its been on my quilt bucket list for years. I have the white Kona cotton bought already...and have been looking at patterns. I even looked at buying a pre0printed one and doing my own thing in the center. I have a dove/heart block that I designed myself and put into the only completely hand pieced quilt I've ever done. But I have also been thinking about my grandangel's monogram (WLS) in the center, since it will be his quilt someday! I have time...he is only 11! But,  knowing me and my penchant for UFOs...he may be an old man by the time its done! I digress...I wanted to ask you if Kona cotton is the best for hand quilting? I am also going to the FB page you mentioned. This summer I will be on an extended road trip, camping in a 5th wheel for two months. It will be a slow and easy trip with lots of 3-4 day stops at National parks, etc. I plan on using the ride time to hand quilt and possibly hand piece a 30's  repro Dresden Plate. Also on my bucket list. I do not do idle hands very well...maybe adult ADHD! I will be taking you all along with me!
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