|(Shown on the bird print backing I've chosen)|
Over the years I have tried a variety of things....wooden hoops - both circles and ovals; both large and small.
I've tried the PVC type standing rectangular frame.
I guess I thought that hand quilting with a frame was the way it should be done but after trying all these methods what I really preferred was pin basting and then working in my lap without a hoop. I've done that for years now.
Then I heard someone raving about the standing hoop and mentioned to a friend that maybe I should give it a try.
I'm always open to new ideas and to rethinking how I do things. Maybe the even tension provided by a hoop would result in nicer stitches.
Well, she just happened to have one in her attic that she said I could borrow!
I had my medallion quilt basted by a friend who does long-arm quilting. She did a straight grid about 5" apart in both directions.
I am so thrilled to have escaped the huge job of pin basting such a large quilt and dealing with the pins when using a hoop is a major hassle.
So, I'm going to give it a try. I'll keep you posted!
Hand quilters....what is your favorite method?
How did you arrive at that choice?