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Hearts Doll Bedspread

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Completed Hearts Quilt

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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, Traditional
K Ostby on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Cotton Sateen, Wool batting, Mettler 50 wt cotton thread

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What are you most proud of? Wow! A few hours of instruction and my stitch quality is greatly improved. I'm not ready to work on grandma's quilt, but I am clearly moving in the right direction.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Watch the video up through Lesson 5, then set up your quilt sandwich and hoop. Then watch Lesson 5 again. Then before starting on your hand quilting, put a simple piece of cotton in your hoop and try to get the feeling for the stitch. It is easier without the batting! Then when you can make the needle do basically what it is supposed to do, load your quilt into the hoop, get out that glass of wine, and start on a very gentle curve near the middle of your quilt -- not on a straight line. Curves will hide the minor imperfections as you get started.

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What a beautiful little "bedspread!" A fine job!

02/07/2013 Flag

HI BEAUTIFUL HAND QUILTING EDDIE JOST

02/09/2013 Flag

love it. pined it

02/19/2013 Flag

I love your advice! Thank you.

05/06/2013 Flag

Thank you for the advice! That is really a good learning approach. Well described too.

09/15/2013 Flag