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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Default 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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    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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    I just made a thread concerning this because I hadn't seen your thread, sorry about that.
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    "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."
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    Karen those are great, I'm so glad you posted those. I especially love the Red and White one.
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    ooooohhhh that red and white in blondies album - I am definitely going to try some big stitch quilting!

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