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Hand Quilting: Heirloom Design & Technique taught by Andi Perejda

Award-winning quilter Andi Perejda introduces the rich tradition of hand quilting. Learn how to choose fabrics, threads and motifs for beautiful results!

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Romantic, Classic, Traditional
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What materials did you use? 100% Cotton pink & rose fabric, 50 wt lavender cotton thread, Pellon Bamboo/Rayon batting.

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What are you most proud of? My stitches may not be small but they are even - both front and back. I was able to add a row of echo stitches to the feathers. I'm happy with my first effort.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Consider using a sheer fabric to practice the movements. Wish I'd done this before jumping in but I was too enthused to wait. On my 2nd piece I'm using a contrasting thread to baste. Try different thimbles and needles to see what works for you. If using a water soluble marker use a light hand - don't drag - lift the tip off the fabric at the end of lines to avoid making "spots" as you draw.. If you must correct a marking draw a very light line. Don't repeatedly go over the same marking. Dark marks can be harder to remove. A light spray of water works best to remove water soluble markings. Repeat if necessary. Do not press until marks are removed - it will set the markings.

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Well done you!

10/14/2013 Flag

Thanks Morag!

10/22/2013 Flag

oh my gosh this is AMAZING!!!!

12/23/2013 Flag

Thanks Penny! What a nice thing to say :D

01/03/2014 Flag

Wow Jean... hand quilting... well done you. I really don't think I could have the patience for this, but it does look so professional. Happy New Year

12/31/2013 Flag

Thank you Desna and Happy New Year to you and yours as well. Here's a link to a YouTube by another Craftsy instructor that covers the basics if you want to give it a go before taking a class: Hope you enjoy :D

01/04/2014 Flag

You say: first effort; I say I'm impressed. I'm busy doing hand quilting myself and I find it a bit difficult to get all my stitches even. And my left index finger hurts after an hour of stitching. But I'm going for it. I have a twin-size quilt that is patched by hand to my opinion I have to handquilt it too. But it's a hell of a job. Btw I like your projects!

02/07/2014 Flag

Thank you so much for the lovely compliment. After trying a number of different ways I ended up adjusting the way I do hand quilting due to arthritis at the base of both thumbs. A nice unexpected side affect was no hurt fingers. I look forward to seeing your quilt :D

02/07/2014 Flag

Wow That's intimidating, I cannot believe that this is your very first hand quilted piece, as a total newbie I think it looks like you've been doing this for years. Congratulations.

04/04/2014 Flag

Thank you so much Essem. What a nice thing to say. I think my experience with other types of hand sewing played a big roll. I hope you'll give it a try. I was also intimidated but Andi is a great teacher and very helpful. Hope to see your 1st project soon :D

04/05/2014 Flag