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    Big Stitch Quilting

    I'm assuming this is just what it says it is, but can anyone give me more info on what big stitch quilting looks like, or show a picture?
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    Re: Big Stitch Quilting

    I just did a search on big stitch quilting and came up with quite a bit. Basically, I believe it's just taking a larger stitch when you hand quilt. There are also a couple of videos on YouTube.
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      #3
      Re: Big Stitch Quilting

      I had never heard of Big Stitch Quilting, so I googled it. It's hand quilting, which I don't do. There are pics posted on Pinterest as well as tutorials on various web sites. JCY

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        #4
        Re: Big Stitch Quilting

        I think it is just using thicker thread, like perle cotton or Aurifil size 12 or so and making larger stitches. Do a Google search and you will probably find some videos and examples of different kinds of big stitch quilting.
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          #5
          Re: Big Stitch Quilting

          My grandma used to do this using crochet cotton. Largish stitches, goes fast. I've also seen it called "primitive" or utility stitching
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            #6
            Re: Big Stitch Quilting

            I would classify it as primitive stitching. I am currently working on one right now. I goes much faster than regular hand quilting. I am using embroidery floss, but it can be done with any kind of heavier thread. (perle cotton, embroidery thread.)
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              #7
              Re: Big Stitch Quilting

              I just made a thread concerning this because I hadn't seen your thread, sorry about that.
              Pasting what I wrote:

              "Some have mentioned a question or two concerning Big Stitch Quilting. I am brand new to this form of quilting myself, but having tried it, I will share what I have learned. (I posted this as a response in a different thread and thought it might be useful as its own thread.)

              I have an example of Big Stitch Quilting on my Hourglass quilt in the Hour Glass Group, or in my Album called "It's a Start". I will try to post a link here, but if you don't see it, that is where to go look.

              http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/mem...technique.html

              http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/mem...our-glass.html

              http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/mem...-quilting.html

              http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/mem...ig-stitch.html



              The idea is to make larger even stitches with the stitch and the space consistent in size, using a crochet cotton. Most that I have seen have used the "Pearl 8" cotton, but I found size 10 was much easier to find, easier to work with, (much easier to pull through the quilt sandwich) and less expensive. It shows up as a very decorative, folksy element in the quilt and goes so much faster than traditional quilting, especially on huge quilts. I am not very handy at traditional quilting, nor at free motion quilting, so this is perfect for me on my big quilts.

              So, I used Size 10 Classic 100% Mercerized Cotton Crochet Thread, with size 5 Sharp Darner Needles or 22 Sharp Chenille, or Large Eye hand Needles. If using the Pearl 8, it is slightly thicker, so you need a larger needle, like a size 3/18 - a little harder to draw through the fabric, but do-able.

              I would love to see other examples of Big Stitch Quilting, or hear your opinions on how it has/or has not worked out for you. I am definitely still learning how to do this."
              Last edited by Miss Sheri; March 14, 2014, 02:25 PM.
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                #8
                Re: Big Stitch Quilting

                Just need to look through Blondie's albums.

                http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/mem...e8662-dp4.html

                http://forum.missouriquiltco.com/mem...m-upclose.html
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                  #9
                  Re: Big Stitch Quilting

                  Karen those are great, I'm so glad you posted those. I especially love the Red and White one.
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                    #10
                    Re: Big Stitch Quilting

                    ooooohhhh that red and white in blondies album - I am definitely going to try some big stitch quilting!

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                      #11
                      Re: Big Stitch Quilting

                      here is one I`m working on
                      Gale

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                        #12
                        Re: Big Stitch Quilting

                        I've always been intimidated by hand quilting, but this makes it seem approachable. Thank you for the motivation. Everyone's work is beautiful.
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                          #13
                          Re: Big Stitch Quilting

                          Ladies. Do you use a hoop when primitive quilting?

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                            #14
                            Re: Big Stitch Quilting

                            I do not. I use Sharon Schambler's(?) method of hand basting and quilt without a hoop. I find doing the larger stitch is easier on my hands, too. I hand quilt the normal way too but find this way is easier for me
                            “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, is and remains immortal.”

                            ― Albert Pine

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                              #15
                              Re: Big Stitch Quilting

                              I didn't either, mine was huge (King) and the weight gave me just a little tension. I was just careful to start in the center and kept smoothing just a little bit as I moved on to a new section. Mine was spray basted.
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