Three Cheats to Improve Your Hand Quilting

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These Techniques Will Make a Nice Difference!

Whether you’re just starting out with hand quilting or have been doing it for awhile, you may be struggling with a couple of issues every quilter needs to solve.

While everyone wants to create tiny stitches, the key to beautiful hand quilting is how even the stitches are. Smaller stitches will come with practice so focus on making them even.

Three Cheats to Improve Your Hand Quilting

Hand quilting by Christine Feldstein from Quilting Stories.

However, the first stitch is often larger than the rest, disrupting the even look of a line of quilting. Fortunately, there’s a solution for that. And, what do you do when you come to bulky seams?

In the following video, Alex Anderson provides three tips (or three ways to cheat, as she calls it!) that will improve the look of your hand quilting. One tip centers on not expecting the quilting on the back of the quilt to look as even as on the front. Once that’s solved, the rest is just a matter of technique and practice.

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.


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