Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Size Matters Blog Hop

Yeah, it's our day on the Moda Fabric Size Matters Blog Hop!  I bet you have been up all night wondering what we could possibly talk about on our day.  You are not the only one.  What can we say that hasn't been said before, or more specifically, inferred before?  As everyone has stated - bigger is better.  Big Hair,  Big Diamonds, and Big Macs.  What we have learned is that the only thing you want small is your dress size or your tax bill.

Here is our block.... and my version of it.

We really like this spool block. What are we going to do with it? Well, I'm saving these blocks and eventually all of them will be made into a one of a kind sampler quilt, but it looks like I might have to be invited along on a few more blog hops to get some more blocks.

You know where else size matters?  It matters in the size of your quilting stitch.  When I started to make quilts back when dinosaurs roamed the earth - the be all and end all was a teeny quilting stitch.  EVERYONE extolled the virtues of a small stitch.  They are beautiful, for sure. When I hand quilt with a traditional size stitch using a quilting needle (a teeny size 12) I love my small stitches, but even they are not THAT small.  I guess, if I had to measure, and depending on the fabric and batting used, they would measure anywhere from 8-12 stitches to the inch.  After quite a few years doing this I have found that the teeniest stitches are necessarily the best - but the most EVEN stitches are.  Whether in this traditional 8-12 per inch or in my new found passion - Big Stitch quilting.

I just love how I can hand quilt a quilt in a reasonably short period of time.  How long you ask?  Well, everyone is different of course, but I have found that for me, I can hand quilt a quilt using the Big Stitch technique in less than half the time.  Probably closer to 1/4 the amount of time.  If time is an issue, but you still want to hand quilt - I urge you to explore this option.  It's not for every quilt of course, but it works for a large amount.

I have posted a couple of videos on YouTube showing you how I do it.  I hope it inspires you.










Remember the blog continues today with Kathy Schmitz and Primitive Gatherings.

Laurie

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Lee said...

I love the spool block and am going to review all the info you have on big stitch quilting and give it a go! thank you!

Chris said...

THANK YOU for the permission to hand quilt with thicker thread and longer even stitches.

I am someone who gave up hand quilting because, try as I might, I could never get my needle through the layers AND evenly AND in tiny stitches. I could do one out of three and occasionally 2 out of 3 but never ever all three and it really made me sad.

That swirling block pattern in the 2nd video is terrific.

lovetostitch said...

I've also always loved the spool block. I enjoy seeing your quilting each time I return, and will soon try the big stitch. Maybe I can get some of my tops finished using it. Thanks for the links to videos.

Scattered Threads said...

I have tried the big stitch quilting and do like it. I will check out the videos you posted too.
TFS the spool block and I am enjoying the hop.
Thank you,
Jackie

Anonymous said...

I, too, enjoy utility quilting.
Thanks for bringing it back! And your influence will make this give quilters the courage to try it. Please be more expicit about the needles and how to move about your lines. What does one do when the space allows about 1/2 stitch not the usual length you are using on a piece. Love your work, blog. Thanks! alderson@udel.edu

Susie Johnson said...

I love your block and I am anxious to try the new big stitch!

Pam said...

I love spool blocks! Thanks for the pattern! I will watch the video -- interesting concept I've read about but never tried.

Susan Smith said...

I've never tried "big stitch" hand quilting but need to....it takes me about a year!!! to get a queen size quilt hand quilted with small stitches! (I just work on it sporadically.) I'd love to finish one in 1/4 the time.

Pat said...

I have a long arm machine but I still love to hand quilt! Thanks for participating in this fun blog hop!

Lisa said...

Your quilting is lovely, no matter the size of the stitches. Appreciate your encouraging words and demo on YouTube. Thanks!

Allison said...

Thank you for the videos on quilting with thicker thread and larger stitches. I have arthritis and have pretty much given up hand quilting, although I loved it. I think I'll be able to manage this!

Nancyz said...

I love your block and always enjoy your blog.

Linda said...

I have always wanted to give hand quilting a try. Your videos will help me get started. Thanks.

Connie said...

Great block!

Becky said...

Thanks so much for sharing the big stitch videos! I've wanted to try this on a project. The video will help!

Vicky said...

Thank you so much for the videos. I'm a visual learner! I was having so much trouble pulling the needle through the fabric. The tip you're wearing on your forefinger is the answer! I'll definitely give this another go now! Thanks!!

Bonnie said...

Wow, bigger stitches are OK - now maybe I will give hand quilting a try! Thanks!

Miss Busy Bee, Debbie said...

Back in the day when I began, it was also about tiny stiches. I love how modern quilting, design and technique have taken on a life of their own! Who wrote the rule that stiches had to be small. Thank you, have a blessed day!

Pat said...

Anything that helps me get my projects finished more quickly and beautiful as well - I'm all for it. Love the big stitch. Thanks for the videos.

UU Jerri said...

Doesn't get much better than hand quilting. Thank you for the videos

Joan and Kevin said...

Thank you for the great spool pattern!

tammik said...

I used to hand quilt, now I seem to just acquire tops! Thank you for the videos.

Kd Brown said...

Such a cool spool block. They are my favorites, too. Thank you for the great videos. I know they can take a lot of time and work to create.

Peg said...

The spool is an easy one; more easy for me!

Jean said...

You definitely got my attention with the 'big stitch' quilting.

Connie Thomas said...

Thank you so much for the inspiration and information. I am going to try big stitch quilting on my next project.

Deb said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing this method of larger stitches in hand quilting! I am really anxious to give this a try!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Ha--you are right about the dress size! Thanks for making the videos on your big stitching--I would like to do that on a top I just finished and I need help!

Marcia said...

You did it! You made Big Stitch quilting look easy and dare I say "FUN". I was so wishing you would. Thanks! When I need a bit of inspiration, here is where I come to get it. Love the spools.

Joanne O said...

Love how "big" quilting looks! Very informative video. Thanks!

Rosa said...

I love the spool block and thanks for the tip to handquilting.

I`m a handquilter and any tip is welcome.I`ll give it a try.

Lynelle said...

Thank you for showing me how to big stitch - I will try it today and have a feeling I will love it! It looks like it fits in very well with primitives!!

Bonnie58 said...

Love your block. Thanks so much for sharing

DeborahGun said...

definitely inspires me to hand quilt larger quilts :-)

Mary said...

Spool block is really cute. Thank you SO MUCH for the instructions on the BIG stitch quilting. I am going to you tube to watch. Thanks again,

Mary

Kay said...

Thanks for the video on the large stitch. I have been thinking about doing it on a Amish Buggy Wheel quilt that I just finished, but afraid that it would take me to long. I might just bite the bullet & give it a try.

svelder said...

I love the spool blocks, they are so old timey!

LZ said...

Going to try the spool block in the smaller size. Always love your designs.

Miss Jean said...

I've taken traditional hand quilting classes with not much luck. I think this might just be up my alley!

LZ said...

Going to try the spool block in the smaller size. Always love your designs.

kerrynjane said...

Big stitching is a great tool for my tool box, I have to consider it for my next project!

Quilting by the Lake said...

Thank you so much for the youtube videos! Awesome!!!!

Beth Beal @ Old Cedar Knoll Farm said...

Wow! That red pinwheel really makes my eyes spin, but I love it!

Anonymous said...

Love the spool block. One of my favorites. Thank you so much for the videos. I have been wanting to hand quilt and really did not know where to start. Thank you!
Karen W.
quilter51texas@yahoo.com

Stacey Larson said...

love the block. I don't know if i will ever get the hang of hand quilting. I will check out your video. thanks for doing it.

Linda Cates said...

Great post on hand quilting! Thanks. Would love to see your new fabric line!

KittyAnnArt said...

Thanks for the video, I'm definitely going to give BIG stitch quilting a try!

Kitty said...

Been wanting to make a spool quilt--thanks for the block pattern. Enjoyed your videos and the info on big stitch quilting. I will definitely do a big stitch project!

Book'n Mom said...

Great idea to speed things up!!

Beth said...

You make it look so easy! I do like that big stitch quilting though. Thanks for sharing.

Jen said...

Thanks for the video, I've never done a rocking stitch before, usually doing the point and stab method :)

Chiska said...

Thanks for the big stitch video! I'm going to try that.

Sandra said...

Thank you so much for sharing the spool block with all of us along with the links to videos. Can't wait to make a spool quilt for myself.

Sandi Timmons

Kristy said...

Totally love the big stitch quilting...so many more quilts will get done and loved. The spool block is adorable. Your videos are always so easy to watch and learn. soardkgatfusedotnet

Julie Beard said...

Hi Minick & Simpson,

The reason for my contact is that I love the star quilt with your younger photo on top of it. Is that pattern available as I would like to make it. I can be contacted at julie714@adam.com.au. I am new to your site I would love to hear from you when in the near future.

Jan Harritt said...

Love your style and especially the patriotic colors---I'm dreaming up a couple of BIG and SMALL designs for Midwinter Reds right now, Jan Harritt

Carolyn Vogel said...

Big stitch helps me to actually hand quilt some quilts. So size does matter. I hand quilted a queen sized quilt several years ago. It is called "the only one!" And the name says it all. But I do big stitch the smaller quilts I make. Thanks for the pattern and videos.

michelle kozak said...

i love your block. I will have to put this in a quilt. I have MS and have problems walking so I just sew at home and make quilts for people that are sick and need to know some one care enough for them to give a quilt they just love them the kids are the best.your fabric would be but to good use.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for the videos!

Janet said...

I look forward to watching the videos. Thanks!

Tamie said...

I like small dress sizes and tax bills too!

Heartsdesire said...

Thank you so much for the big-stitch videos. I've wanted to try this method for a long time but was never quite sure I was doing it right. Now I know. Your spool block is so cute.

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for the tut's.. I am going to give it a try.

paulette said...

I love the spool block!! Thank you and thank you for the video!! Now I am off to watch them!! Many thanks!
Paulette

teachpany said...

Great fabrics and block! Thanks for the inspiration, and info on hand quilting.

Gloria said...

Thank you for the block and the tutorials.

mayme said...

Thanks for the UTubes on big stitch quilting.

MKR said...

Love this block!

Kleine Vingers said...

I love handquilting and try to have regular stitch sizes but there is a difference one day from the other. The spool looks very good.
Greetings

Tina said...

Thank you so very much for the Big Stitch Quilting Demo! I love the quilts you have shown with this type of quilting but I didn't have a clue how it was done. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

lovetoquilt said...

I have never done any hand quilting. Thanks for taking the intimadation out for me! I will have to give it a try! Happy stitching!

Rebecca said...

Love your spool block and the big stitch videos. Maybe I have enough courage to try hand quilting a small project the big stitch way!

Swedish Scrapper said...

I am very happy with many of the changes that have happened since the dinosaur age of quilting! Surely the pendulum will swing back, but now is a very liberated time to be quilting. Thanks for the spool block!

Bethany Martini said...

I am new to quilting and I am totally foreign to hand stitching! I would love to give it a try though!

Sally Hurst said...

I will have to try the big stitch technique on a quilt and see how I do. I have mostly given up on hand quilting--I don't have that much time and am too impatient to do it as I want to get on to the next quilt!

Sandy D said...

Thanks for the tutorial on Big Stitch Quilting I feel now I could do this and it looks good too.

JANET said...

Love your red and white quilt. Got frustrated with hand quilting as I could never get the stitch right. Maybe I will try again using your technique.

LZ said...

Going to try the spool block in the smaller size. Always love your designs.

Cassie said...

Thank you for the quilting videos and for the spool block!

Anonymous said...

I'm going to try the big stitch quilting. I haven't been successful using a small needle. Thank you, Sandy

Anonymous said...

I would love to have the smaller dress size, been working on that, but with the time I spend behind a desk as a secretary, and then behind the sewing machine, it's taking longer than I would like to see a sizeable difference! Love the spool block, can make it size up to any bed or wall hanging we want. Thanks for the videos.

Elizabeth said...

I really like your spool block and have wanted to try the big stitch quilting, thanks for the inspiration!

marcella said...

Thanks for the big stitch quilting idea! Looks like something fun to try.

Anonymous said...

I will have to try your big stitch quilting soon, I always like the spool block.

Lisa Marie said...

I haven't tried big stitch quilting but I've seen some that looks really nice.

Anonymous said...

Anne M - I've never made spool blocks before but lately I keep seeing them and I keep getting creative nuggets floating around in my brain and now you've given me a big push. Love to use big stitch if I hand quilt - thanks for the video - and your inspiration.

Jo Ann said...

I love to hand quilt but it does take a long time to complete a quilt. Thank you for a chance to win. Love the fabric.

Julee said...

Love to hand quilt! Thanks for taking part in the Moda Blog Hop.

CathyK said...

I have never hand quilted, but I just love the vintage look of it! I love that spool block! So cute!

Mary said...

I really enjoy big stitch quilting. I like the look and that it goes so much quicker. It may not be the right stitch for every quilt I make, but it's perfect for most of them!

Marsha Jean said...

I absolutely love all things Minick & Simpson! So my home's style...THX for the adorable block.

MoeWest said...

I watched your videos and you make hand quilting look so easy. I've tried a few times but not enough to be good at it. Are the stitches supposed to be the same size on the back? Mine are always smaller. Thanks for the block.

susan said...

Thank you for the video.I will be trying the big stitch on a flannel quilt I am almost finished with.

Barbara Sindlinger said...

I have only big stitched on one quilt and it was a small one. I'm loving the look, just haven't had the right project for it YET!

debbowers said...

I really like to see a hand stitched quilt and so admire the tiny stitches but I'm also drawn to the big stitch. Thanks for the tutorial!

Kathleen OGrady said...

Thanks for the pattern and the videos. So many options for a adorable quilt with that pattern, it really has my mind a going. I have never hand quilted but think that I need to do some, I think it adds something extra to a quilt that machine quilting can't do.

Terry Gore said...

I want to try the big stitch method of quilting, thank you for the video.

Tami
tamiquilts(at)att(dot)net

Gill said...

I don't do much hand quilting but I love to see the tiny stitches!!
Mine are much bigger!

Lamse said...

I love dropping off a quilt and picking it up a day later, beautifully quilted. I figure I have even more time to sew more quilts! Someday I may have the attention span to hand quilt. I will use BIG stitches!

Lamse@comcast.net

KarenQ said...

Thanks for the great YouTube demo!

brenda90159 said...

I love the spool block. Thank you for the videos too love the look of the longer stitch and thread.

Sarah said...

Oh, the thought of getting the hand quilting done more quickly is wonderful. I'm going to have to watch your videos. The hand quilting is that part that always hangs me up on finishing a project... well, if I can also get over the hurdle of cutting it out, but for that, I'm trying to learn to use pre-cuts and to understand how to be efficient in piecing.

Becky S. said...

Thanks for your big stitch quilting video. You make it look so easy! I will have to give it a try.

Kalynn's Creations said...

I love the way the big stitch quilting looks, very nice

Joey Mettley said...

Thank you for the videos. Love the suggestions.

eclectic-el said...

I have been wanting to do a spool block......they are so cute and I love yours. Can't wait to try!
Ellen

GIJane279 said...

This is a cool block and thank you for posting the videos, great reference when especially when up late and you just can't call a friend!

Aggiequilter said...

Thanks for sharing your stitching thoughts with us - I'm going to try some big-stitch quilting again. I started out hand-quilting all my quilts, then went to machine to "get more done" ... but I MISS hand quilting!

Mom C said...

The handstitching made me tie quilts for the 1st 50+ years of my life. Then I discovered machine quilting and haven't looked back. I can quilt by hand although I did go to a larger stitch but I'd sure rather rip along with my machine.

ldylatuna said...

Laurie!
I am so glad you posted those two videos. Thank you so much. I have always loved big stitches because they give my quilts a folk art look. I am not very good at it but I try.
Thanks so much for your help.
Love,
Mary ldylatuna@att.net

WoolenSails said...

Love the colors and fabrics that you used in the spools, nice contrast. I also like the video, I need to practice the big stitch so I can do some larger prim quilts by hand.

Debbie

Irenbjor said...

Oh Gosh, thank you Laurie for the videos . That was wonderful. I can see that it comes out to about 4 stitches per inch. About 1/4 inch stitches right ? I think I can learn to do it . As you say consistency is probably the best advice. Thanks again...Izzy

BarbB said...

I have always wanted to make a spool quilt. Thanks for posting the videos!

hueisei said...

I love your block! Thanks for sharing!

The Victorian Girl said...

I'm going to have to try the BIG stitch. My stitches used to be so tiny, but arthritis has made that more difficult.

Barb said...

I love hand quilting.....thanks for the demo on the big stitch

Martina said...

Love your block too! And thanks for sharing about handquilting. Will try this.

Sharon said...

I love your block and I tried big-stitch hand quilting recently. I love it. I was able to handquilt a baby quilt in a short amount of time and I love the results.

carein said...

I am going to try this BIG stitch method...it seems so much quicker. And thanks for the videos, very helpful.

Pam said...

I alternate machine and hand quilting and intend to watch your videos. The spool block is something that has slipped under my radar so far.

Margaret said...

I love, love, love that you brought up big stitches in your post. One of these days I'm going to try hand quilting, and I think I'll try big stitches first!

Kim said...

Pretty spool blocks. I did some handquilting on smaller projects and it took me forever so I haven't done anymore since.

Jean Bee said...

I've only made one quilt and my goal is to hand piece one - so am very happy to hear about "big stitching"!
Jean

lindasteller said...

Love your block, and I love your fabric line. I always look for your new fabrics when they come out, as I love your color palette and your designs. You're right about size - bigger is better!

Marilyn Pearlman said...

Thank you for the video on the big stitch quilting. I love to do it on more primative looking quilts, and yes, gets the BIG job done in SMALL time. Yes, size does matter with hand quilting. The spool block is great.

Mary said...

Thanks for the videos. I have also learned that the big stitch is much much faster - and really fun.

Jackie said...

Thanks for the video, sure will be helpful! Love your block also, thanks!

Rachell said...

I really like hand work too. there's something soothing and calming about getting in a rhythm with cross-stitch, or binding, or slip-stitching hems. I don't think my hand-quilting stitches are very small, but I'm getting better.....even stitches look the best to me, even if they're not the tiniest.
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Dawn Voegeli said...

cute block!

JoyceLM said...

Thanks for the spool block pattern & the big stitch videos.

Deb said...

Thanks for the link to your spools block! And quilting with a big stitch sounds doable! Thx for the video.

Fran said...

Thanks for the video on big stitch quilting. I like to use #12 Valdani but will have to try the Aurifil. This first time I ever hand quilted, I actually quilted in big stitch, but not by design....I just couldn't get that teeny tiny quilting stitch!! LOL

Beverly said...

Thank you for the option of "getting R done" with bigger stitches...the spiral was very nice. Thank you for that encouragement...size can matter in time.

Melissa Gerber said...

I love Big Stitching too. It goes so much more quickly. I did hand quilt a small wall hanging -- it only took my 12 years!

Sandy said...

Love the spool block, and the spiral, and...

Size of time and space all matter. And the comments of friends and family when the ooh and a ah make your hrpeart swell with pride.603

LJ said...

I enjoyed your videos. I've never tried hand quilting but perhaps this is a method that would work for me. Wonderful block; can't go wrong with a spool block!

Judy Balek said...

I have discovered the big stitch also and love it. I love to hand quilt but time is a factor and this technique really does save time. But it also like the look it gives the quilt. Thanks for the block.

bettyjane said...

Have you tried using a "hedgehog" needle puller (made by Bohin) instead of a finger cot? My Dutch friend introduced me to this tool. If you Google "hedgehog needle puller" you will find a brief youtube video and links to several online stores. It is easy to get used to using on the hand.

Ann in PA said...

Thank you for all the hints on tools and technique for doing the "Big Stitch". The tutorials are great and so is the sweet spools block.

Lisa said...

I loved watching your hand stitching videos. First quilt I ever made I hand stitched, it was beautiful!

Susan said...

I will have to try your big stitches soon. Love the spool block!

Shannon said...

I'm so excited to watch the big stitch video!!! This is something I want to try this winter. :)

Amber said...

I did one quilt with bigger stitches, and it was faster, but still looks nice. I need to do more of my unfinished tops this way, thanks for the reminder!

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selleck said...

Thanks for the big stitch demo. The size matters blog is fun.

Maryb said...

Thanks so much for showing the ease of hand stitching.

Renee Stapleton said...

I am looking forward to trying big stitch quilting.

Carol said...

Spool block is one of my favorites!

wendy said...

Thanks for the spool block pattern and the info on big stitch quilting. Maybe I will be able to hand quilt a quilt some day!

Cindi P. said...

I started doing the hand quilting because I thought it was the only way but am now exploring machine quilting but the big stitch video inspired me! Thanks for sharing!

Joan said...

Thankyou for the spool block and great lesson on hand quilting, love what you did with the big stitch quilting.

Kathy MacKie said...

Spool blocks are a great scrap buster, thanks!

Mary said...

I have always wanted to try quilting with the big stitch, and you have given me the incentive I needed. Thanks for sharing.

Bonny Woomer said...

"Big Stitch" quilting...think I found my niche! ~*

Catherine Remus said...

Big stitches, revolutionary idea!

Cathy said...

Yep, gonna watch your videos on big stitch quilting and give it a try, I struggle with the tiny stitches. Thanks for the tip, love your quilt block!

Buckeye Quilter said...

Laurie,
Great job on the video. I hope you do more. I love the big stitch quilting. Can you share what brand of hoop you prefer?

Thanks.
Connie

quiltdet said...

Thanks for the Big Stitch demo!

MahSistersQuiltTrunk said...

Love your block. The u-tube videos are wonderful and I am inspired to give big stitch a try. I stitch 11-12 now. So this would really be faster. I'll keep you posted when I try.

Cyndi Phillip said...

We just had a presentation at our guild on 30s and 40s quilts. Big stitching was big at that time!

Carrie P. said...

thanks for the videos.

Kathy H said...

I have been admiring the big stitch quilting for a while now. I really like it. Thanks for posting the utube info so I can learn more about it.

Sheryl said...

I have got to watch your video! Love your fabrics!!

susiefloozie said...

I love your spool block and always find myself drawn to your fabrics. Nantucket was my introduction to your fabric lines!

When I hand-quilt, I do so traditionally. However I've been getting into wool applique lately and think the Big Stitch Quilting will go perfectly with that. Thank you for the details (such as needle type & size). I'll be trying it out soon!

Doris Rice said...

Who wouldn't love a spool quilt!? And thanks for the videos. Someday.... I WILL hand quilt, just not today! :)

Karen said...

I love the big stitch hand quilting. THanks for the video!

Michele said...

What a great idea :-) Thanks for the videos! I can't get enough spools!

jmniffer said...

I'm off to check out the big stitch videos...I've read the term but seeing how it is done will make it much easier to understand.

Nancy said...

I love the spool block and have been collecting some fabrics to make one.

Anonymous said...

Cool spool block
Colette
cmsuchla@yahoo.com

Quiltten said...

Great video on the big stitch. I love your fabric line and designs.

Paula said...

Loooove the block!!!

Sonya said...

Love the block! Thanks for the videos. I may have to try my hand at hand quilting!

Cheryl said...

Thank you for the spool block. I have never hand quilted yet. I do have some beautiful hand quilted quilts made from my mother and aunt. Maybe some day I will take the time to learn to hand quilt.

Nancy said...

I like the spool block. Also want to thank you for announcing that handstitches don't necessarily have to be teeny tiny. It gives me the courage to try, knowing I am never going to have those tiny ones mastered.

CC said...

I love your video tutorials on the big stitch! I can't wait to try it out. Love the spool block too.

Katie said...

Love your hand quilting and thanks for the tips!

Michele T said...

I don't make teeny tiny quilt stitches and that is okay with me!! Love your spools!!

Brandy Pettit said...

I love the fact you ladies use lots of red, white, and blue in your quilts. Hurrah is a great pattern, I shall have to go check it out! Thank you for sharing the hand quilting technique!
~Brandy
brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

VickiT said...

I loved seeing the videos. I've never done any hand quilting or seen any videos showing it so clearly either. Great job. Thank you.

Theresa said...

I love your spool block. Thank you for the videos. They are so helpful and I appreciate you taking the time to do that for us.

Margaret said...

thank you for sharing. I love your spool block. I have never hand quilting but I found this to be very inspiring

banjo795 said...

I hand-quilted the first quilt I ever made. Never again, LOL! It took forever!

Dawn Stout said...

I love hand quilting, and have been wanting to try big stitch quilting!

Theresa Morgan said...

Spool blocks are my fav.
I have heard that the larger stitching was coming back. Thank goodness! I think I'll feel more comfortable doing that...Thanks

Mary said...

Interesting to learn of the hand quilting. That would be something to try on a small project for arthritc hands. Thanks for sharing.

Debra hayes said...

Your blog is so inspiring, love your fabric and patterns.

schminckiette said...

I've never heard of big stitch quilting before. Thanks for the tutorial and for sharing the idea!

Lisa Rogers said...

I used to try and quilt with my mom and she always told me my stitches were not small enough. You have given me hope after watching your videos. I'm sure I can handle the big stitch quilting. Thank you!

monkeyneedle said...

Love big stitch quilting!

Elizabeth Monahan said...

Glad to see BIG stitches. I've used them with a heavy, contrasting thread to add design elements.

Joni said...

Thank you for the video on hand quilting. I want to try using the bigger stitch and thicker thread.

Joan said...

Thanks for the inspiration just in time

Cecilia said...

Thank you for the video on hand quilting the big stitch. I have been wanting to try it.

kjmoser said...

Thanks so much love the video

Ann in NC said...

I really want to try big stitch quilting. Thanks for the videos. Love the quilt on your blog header.

Patty said...

I have been wanting to try this type of quilting. Maybe now I'll be able to feel like I know what I am doing!

Cheryl said...

I love spool blocks. I was piecing one earlier today for a mystery quilt that I am doing through a local shop. I always look forward to your new fabric lines.

kshackabq said...

Thanks for the block. And the big stitch demo!

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