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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 Functional
Style Classic
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What are you most proud of? It is starting to look better. Stitches are more even.

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Wow! you are going to town! I'm so happy to have such an enthusiastic student! This is a beautiful design. Did you create it yourself? Now, let's talk about your fabric, batting and thread choices, if you like. What are you using on this piece?

08/20/2013 Flag

For this project I used Kona white, wool batting and #8 Perle thread. I am using a needle that is 3" long that I use for Sashiko. This is a needle that I have been able to hold onto and move to do the stitches. My hands do not move very well. I was so determined to be able to do hand quilting that I suppose I have broken some of the rules to be able to do so. I spent a small fortune on every needle that I could find until I ordered these Japanese needles. I am still determined to do a whole cloth quilt and have been to several quilt shows to find one so that I can see up close what they look like. So far everything I find is done by machine. I will continue looking.

08/20/2013 Flag

Andi, I want to say again thank you so much for sharing your enthusiasm with us and giving me a new challenge. If you have any comments on my supplies, please do so. I look forward to any help I can get.

08/20/2013 Flag

Gorgeous Ladymax - keep go go going! I'm getting started now. You're such an encouragement :D

08/21/2013 Flag

Many thanks, I am waiting to see your first sample. Go girl...

08/21/2013 Flag

Oh wow, that is beautiful

08/22/2013 Flag

Thank you ever so much.

08/22/2013 Flag

I keep coming back to this Ladymax. Its so lovely, so feminine, so romantic. Where did you get the pattern? Is this one of your own designs? I wouldn't be surprised. You're so talented and everything you do is so wonderful :D

08/27/2013 Flag

Thank you for the kind remarks. This is a pattern that I found when clearing out my mother's house when we sold it. It was one of the designs that she used many years ago for something that she called Irish quilting. Some type of cord was inserted between the lines of stitching.

08/28/2013 Flag

Beautiful...I can only hope mine get anywhere near this good in time. I also have a hard time finding needles that are long enough, yet thin enough to appliqu and hand quilt with (man hands!). Where do you get yours?

09/27/2014 Flag

Jules, you seem to have a similar problem to me. I have arthritis and need longer needles. I use milliner's needles (sometimes called straw needles) also, sashimi needles if you can find them thin enough. I am in Canada, so for the most part I use the internet and every shop I go into I look at needles. Good luck, and thanks for your kind remarks.

09/27/2014 Flag