Stipple quilting advice please

Stipple quilting advice please

Post by Herbert and Roberta Zollne » Wed, 29 Oct 1997 04:00:00



Do it with a darning foot. A small*** is a good place to begin, but
sandwich up a practice piece first! I use the micro nylon thread on top,
regular cotton to match the backing in the bobbin. Lower the feed dogs and
away you go. Just move your piece back and forth in loose curves. Relax your
shoulders and jaw and remember to breathe. (Tai chi is good exercise here.)
personally, I find that some light baroque music -Vivaldi maybe- improves my
style. For a small***, I would mentally divide the piece in fourths,
start at the lower center corner of one section, quilt that section to end
at the upper center corner, etc. Of course, allow some "overlap" so it looks
continuous. Stipple lines don't cross. Have fun! Better yet, buy Harriet
Hargreaves' book.
-Roberta in Denmark

Quote:

>How do you stipple quilt? Is it done by hand or machine? How do you mark
>the fabric ready for stipple quilting?

 
 
 

Stipple quilting advice please

Post by sarah curry smit » Sun, 02 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> How do you stipple quilt? Is it done by hand or machine? How do you mark
> the fabric ready for stipple quilting?

> Wonder of wonders - I have just finished piecing a small wall*** and
> now I'm ready to quilt it. Many thanks to Sarah for her timely advice on
> assembling the layers. I haven't done any quilting for quite some time and
> there are so many new things to learn. I think stipple quilting would look
> nice on the sashing of my wall*** and I'm just a-raring to go!!
> --
> Julie L

Stippling, Julie, CAN be done on the machine (or a version of it,
anyway).  I believe "true" stippling started as a hand-quilting
technique (well, now, that's sort of a silly thing to say -- virtually
ALL quilting techniques started out as hand-quilting techniques, didn't
they?  :-)  ).  In hand-quilting, it's simply putting in quilting
stitches, fairly close together, but not in a definite "pattern" such as
the grids or feathers we're used to seeing.  The stippling flattens the
place where it's used, and makes the not-quilted stuff stand out better.
        In machine-quilting (I'm talking little-machine quilting, not
the big commercial machine stuff, which I don't know a lot about),
"stippling" and "meandering" are much the same thing, although I tend to
think of "meandering" as less-close than stippling.
        It's a continuous line (the line of stitching is not supposed to
cross itself, but I think that's a silly rule, so I break it all the
time) which simply "meanders" over a space you want to flatten on the
quilt.  For what it's worth, I wouldn't think sashing is really the
place for stippling.  I often just "draw" a free-hand "vine" down the
"sash", and add some little leaves or 4-pointed flowers as I go (dunno
if that's a description which makes any sense at all).
        I use stippling (remember, newbies, to PAY ATTENTION to what
Harriet Hargrave says and DO YOUR PRACTICE SQUARES before you start in
on your quilt) in bigger places, such as a snowball block with a plain
center, which just CRIES OUT for a flower, or something.  I "outline"
the flower (after having drawn the outline on; that's about all the
marking I do, these days) with free-motion stitching, and then stipple
where I want to have some shadow in the flower, for example ... and in
the "background" of the block, so the flower will pooch right out, and
stand up to be counted.
        Be Ware, however.  I've found that a little stippling goes a
long way, especially if you're working with invisible nylon thread.  It
can make that part of your quilt a little "stiff".
        Hope this makes sense, and
        Happy Trails,
        Sarah in Las Cruces, NM

 
 
 

Stipple quilting advice please

Post by Ruth Evan » Mon, 03 Nov 1997 04:00:00


At a local quilt shop I saw an ad for "hand guided machine quilting."  Could
that be a term you're looking for?

--
Ruth
"I have been deceived, distraught and devastated by friends, but I have
never been deserted by my dog." - Robert E. Winslow

Quote:

>I think we need to come up with a new term to differentiate between machine
>quilting done on a commercial machine and machine quilting done on a home
>machine.

[snip]
>Whatcha think?

>Jeanne1

 
 
 

Stipple quilting advice please

Post by Patt » Wed, 05 Nov 1997 04:00:00


We are getting closer ..

What about HMQ for Home Machine Quilted
and  CMQ for Commercial Machine Quilted ?

Patti
Do cookie crumbs have calories?

Quote:



><big ole snip here>
>>        In machine-quilting (I'm talking little-machine quilting, not
>> the big commercial machine stuff, which I don't know a lot about),
>> "stippling" and "meandering" are much the same thing, although I tend to
>I think we need to come up with a new term to differentiate between machine
>quilting done on a commercial machine and machine quilting done on a home
>machine.
>People frequently ask if I have a big machine.  Also, our guild is putting
>together a list of people who will do quilting for pay, and I would do
>machine quilting, but i don't do the all over type on big quilts for
>people.  (I do it on my own, just not interested in doing it for others).
>Harriet Hargrave calls it hand quilting with an electric needle.
>Whatcha think?
>Jeanne1


 
 
 

Stipple quilting advice please

Post by Jeff Chane » Wed, 05 Nov 1997 04:00:00




Quote:
> We are getting closer ..

> What about HMQ for Home Machine Quilted
> and  CMQ for Commercial Machine Quilted ?

> Patti
> Do cookie crumbs have calories?

Not if you eat them standing up!  :)
 
 
 

Stipple quilting advice please

Post by nanners » Thu, 06 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Quote:


>  >       In machine-quilting (I'm talking little-machine quilting, not
> > > the big commercial machine stuff, which I don't know a lot about),
> > > "stippling" and "meandering" are much the same thing, although I tend to

> > I think we need to come up with a new term to differentiate between machine
> > quilting done on a commercial machine and machine quilting done on a home
> > machine.
> > People frequently ask if I have a big machine.  Also, our guild is putting
> > together a list of people who will do quilting for pay, and I would do
> > machine quilting, but i don't do the all over type on big quilts for
> > people.  (I do it on my own, just not interested in doing it for others).
> > Harriet Hargrave calls it hand quilting with an electric needle.

> > Whatcha think?

> > Jeanne1

> I agree, Jeanne, that we need to figure out a "name" for each ... I'm
> not willing to adopt "little" machine quilting for what I do, since I
> often machine-quilt BIG quilts with MSM's "little" Bernina.  Judy
> Beavers, where ARE you when I need you?  "Long-arm" quilting for the big
> machines?
>         It seems, these days, we're often doing much the same thing,
> except the "big machines" do it faster, but with less detail ...
>         And so, Jeanne1, it appears I don't really have any ideas ...
>         Grins,
>         Sarah in Las Cruces, NM

We are NOT going to be long-arm quilters....that term is not one to the
big machine quilter's liking....we are organizing on a national
level..and after our Showcase in May..the name will be decided..or maybe
before...but it will not be LOng Arm....that's for sure....sounds kinda
like knuckle-draggers!<G.

Nancy
Quilting by Huckleberry Hollow
Gammill Classic & APQS Ultimate I

 
 
 

Stipple quilting advice please

Post by Kathy I. Morg » Thu, 06 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Nancy,

How do you charge for this type of elaborate quilting? Is it a set
price, or so much per square foot and varies with the kind of pattern
you do? Inquiring minds want to know. <g> The quilting sounds beautiful,
and how clever to baste for hand quilters.

Kathy in AK

Quote:

> Most machine quilters do not do
> much edge to edge...we have done two out of 500 quilts...no one asks us
> for this....we do free-style quilting, meandering in many styles,
> stippling, echo-quilting, separate block patterns, and also
> borders...feathered wreaths..the whole works...many of the quilters do
> ONLY heirloom machine quilting....I guess we will pick our own name and
> description...since a lot of people have never seen the high-end of big
> machine quilting and think it's all that bedspread look....we can do
> anything on a big machine that one can do on a small one...we use the
> full complement of threads...metallics, rayons...whatever....we baste
> for hand and machine quilters with 100% white cotton thread...the thing
> we don't get is puckers and tucks!<G>. At least as long as we get
> reasonably flat quilt tops!<G> There are more and more of us...I would
> love to be able to do one of my own, except we are too busy!<G. My dream
> is to do a $500. job on one of mine, since I can't twist anyones arm
> enough to let us do it on theirs!<G> nancy

 
 
 

Stipple quilting advice please

Post by DezynG » Fri, 07 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
>I think we need to come up with a new term to differentiate between machine
>quilting done on a commercial machine and machine quilting done on a home
>machine.

The only machine quilting I do at home is "free motion quilting".  I don't know
 if that could "all-encompass" machine quilting at home or not.

frank

 
 
 

Stipple quilting advice please

Post by M. Boy » Fri, 07 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Hi Patti,
  Cookie crumbs that weigh under 1 lb. have no calories.  %^)
     kayb

Quote:

> We are getting closer ..

> What about HMQ for Home Machine Quilted
> and  CMQ for Commercial Machine Quilted ?

> Patti
> Do cookie crumbs have calories?




> ><big ole snip here>
> >>   In machine-quilting (I'm talking little-machine quilting, not
> >> the big commercial machine stuff, which I don't know a lot about),
> >> "stippling" and "meandering" are much the same thing, although I tend to

> >I think we need to come up with a new term to differentiate between machine
> >quilting done on a commercial machine and machine quilting done on a home
> >machine.
> >People frequently ask if I have a big machine.  Also, our guild is putting
> >together a list of people who will do quilting for pay, and I would do
> >machine quilting, but i don't do the all over type on big quilts for
> >people.  (I do it on my own, just not interested in doing it for others).
> >Harriet Hargrave calls it hand quilting with an electric needle.

> >Whatcha think?

> >Jeanne1



 
 
 

Stipple quilting advice please

Post by Carolyn &/or Stev » Sun, 09 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I for one am VERY curious to see
what your quilting business looks like--how the machines look, samples of
"high-end" quilting, shop lay-out, usw*, etc. Do you have a web page or
pictures to show?
Carolyn in Harlingen, TX
*usw: German for "etc"



Quote:
> All-over...do you mean edge to edge? Most machine quilters do not do
> much edge to edge...we have done two out of 500 quilts...no one asks us
> for this....we do free-style quilting, meandering in many styles,
> stippling, echo-quilting, separate block patterns, and also
> borders...feathered wreaths..the whole works...many of the quilters do
> ONLY heirloom machine quilting....I guess we will pick our own name and
> description...since a lot of people have never seen the high-end of big
> machine quilting and think it's all that bedspread look....we can do
> anything on a big machine that one can do on a small one...we use the
> full complement of threads...metallics, rayons...whatever....we baste
> for hand and machine quilters with 100% white cotton thread...the thing
> we don't get is puckers and tucks!<G>. At least as long as we get
> reasonably flat quilt tops!<G> There are more and more of us...I would
> love to be able to do one of my own, except we are too busy!<G. My dream
> is to do a $500. job on one of mine, since I can't twist anyones arm
> enough to let us do it on theirs!<G> nancy

 
 
 

Stipple quilting advice please

Post by Kathy I. Morg » Thu, 13 Nov 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> The only machine quilting I do at home is "free motion quilting".  I don't
> know if that could "all-encompass" machine quilting at home or not.

Yes! That's it! It describes both the method and by implication the
result.

Kathy in AK

 
 
 

Stipple quilting advice please

Post by Annesyb » Mon, 17 Nov 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
C. C. Cortese) writes:
>That's fantastic!  Does he know that one of the astronauts also quilts?
>Jan Davis -- she just recently went up a month or so ago.

>:-),

I didn't know that!  Coool.  did she take something with her to work on
while floating in space?
If so, do we happen to know what?

LeighAnne in foothills of the North GA Mountains

When life cuts you scraps, piece a quilt, even if it is crazy!

"She seeks wool and flax,
 And willingly works with her hands."  Proverbs 31:13

 
 
 

Stipple quilting advice please

Post by Ruth Evan » Mon, 17 Nov 1997 04:00:00


There was an article about Jan Davis is the Aug. 97 American Patchwork and
Quilting.

It says that she's too busy while in flight to actually sew, but she's taken
quilt fabric on her last shuttle mission as a memento.  In her July mission
she planned on taking two Baltimore album blocks with her.  They were stowed
out of reach, but they've been to space.  She was/is presenting one to Elly
Sienkiewicz.  WOW!

--
Ruth
"I have been deceived, distraught and devastated by friends, but I have
never been deserted by my dog." - Robert E. Winslow


Quote:

>C. C. Cortese) writes:

>>That's fantastic!  Does he know that one of the astronauts also quilts?
>>Jan Davis -- she just recently went up a month or so ago.

>>:-),

>I didn't know that!  Coool.  did she take something with her to work on
>while floating in space?
>If so, do we happen to know what?

>LeighAnne in foothills of the North GA Mountains

>When life cuts you scraps, piece a quilt, even if it is crazy!

>"She seeks wool and flax,
> And willingly works with her hands."  Proverbs 31:13