Hand Quilting

Hand Quilting

Hand quilting joins the quilt top, batting and backing layers. Both tiny stitches and big stitches are okay! By hand quilting, the quilt has a softer feel. It is the traditional method for making sure that the batting or filling to a quilt didn’t shift inside the top and the backing.

Some quilters enjoy a hand quilting project, saying that the repetitive stitching is meditative. There is a zen like quality to the rhythm of the stitching.

Browse through these projects to be inspired to pick up your needle and thread and start a hand quilting project!

 

Growing up with artists as parents, Libby Williamson explored many ways of creating, and that is reflected in her fiber art today. With complex layers of fabric, paint, dye, print,...

Asking "what if" inspires Terri Shinn to experiment with texture and color to achieve her vision of the world, often from a macro perspective. She gets close to her subjects...

Joe Cunningham was planted in the quilt world when he leaped at an opportunity to collaborate on a project to chronicle the life and work of quilter Mary Schafer. In...

Deborah Boschert combines fabric, paint and stitch to create art quilts with movement, color and texture. Her unique style comes from the freedom of a self-taught artist to test boundaries...

Artists across all mediums explore working in a series to refine a technique, explore a concept or expand on a design principle. The exploration may focus on a particular use...