Thursday, March 8, 2012

Hand Quilting - Lots of Kinds of Stitches

In a class I'm conducting at Kiwiquilts in Powder Springs, GA, I'm teaching the traditional rocking stitch method. However, I've told my students that's there more than one way to skin a cat. There are lots of stitches that are just as beautiful on a quilt as the tiny, 10 stitch per inch ones. Here's a current entry on one of my favorite blogs that shows a larger stitch, used in a beautiful way on the winding ways pattern. You'll be seeing this on one of my quilts very soon!

Read more about it here. She links to a good tutorial also.

Also, some of you who do embroidery work may have heard the term Kantha, the use of the running stitch to form many patterns. Here's a link to some of that.