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!

 

Diamonds are a girl's best friend, especially for MJ Kinman who has mastered expressing the beautiful colors and facets of diamonds in fabric. She now hand paints her fabrics to...

The fun, whimsical embroidery designs that Kathy Schmitz creates often begin with doodles. And who doesn't love to doodle? Kathy elevates her doodles to finished embroidery designs that both experienced...

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My friends were having a baby and are huge Star Wars fans. I found this glow in the dark Star Wars fabric and wanted to make something for the new...

Life's moments are like tossed confetti from up above. This confetti quilt reflects life's moments. I watch them like a child as they make their way down. There is no way to...

Attending the Tokyo International Quilt Festival has been a bucket list item for some time; 2015 it was ticked off my list. It was a tour of textiles and temples...

Begun as a design challenge at an Off Grain Stitchers retreat, Embroidered Fibonacci Quilt was years (off and on - more off than on) in the making. The assignment was...