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Big Stitch Quilting

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Big Stitch Quilting

Post by Quiltlearner » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:12 am

Does anyone know of a online video that show how to Big Stitch with Pearl Cotton?

Thank you,

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Re: Big Stitch Quilting

Post by lorettav » Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:41 pm

I've never heard of it. What is it?

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Re: Big Stitch Quilting

Post by Marilynsgrammy » Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:30 am

Is it some kind of embroidery? you probably could google it and find what you are looking for.... I googled Big stitch with Pearl Cotton and came up with many things....

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Re: Big Stitch Quilting

Post by Joannequilts » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:17 am

Is this where you use Pearle Cotton to quilt?? And the stitches are large...and makes it look primitive?? I would think that you just do a large running stitch.

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Re: Big Stitch Quilting

Post by Geneva2 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 9:37 am

Could this be a method where you put the thick thread on the babbin and reg. thread on top and you quilt the blocks up-side-down? You have to adjust the bobbin tension for the thicker threas. I don't like to mess with bobbin tension so I have never tried it.

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Re: Big Stitch Quilting

Post by Piggie » Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:44 am

I have the book Quilting in the Bigstitch Style.
Written by Billie Lauder. Not aware of any video though

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Re: Big Stitch Quilting

Post by grannyQuilts1 » Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:10 pm

Big stich quilting is just quilting with big stiches. aprox 1/2 inch long. it looks like toe nail catchers to me.
edited to add the link.
This technique was was demonstrated on HGTV's Simply Quilts' episode 121 by Billie Lauder. She called it Big Stitch quilting. She used pearl cottom size 8 and a between needle size 5 or 6. She said to make stitches bigger on the top than the bottom. To start,knot the thread, insert the needle 1 inch from the starting point. Pull the thread through until the knot is against the quilt top. Take the tip of the needle and poke it through the quilt just to the left of the knot, then poke it to the right of the knot, but leave the needle in the quilt while you snap the knot into the layers. If you want a copy of the episode, HGTV has a website where you can order the episode for about $20.

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Re: Big Stitch Quilting

Post by PamM » Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:59 am

You may want to go to http://ths.gardenweb.com. You may find what you are looking for there.

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Re: Big Stitch Quilting

Post by gmaann » Sun Feb 28, 2010 3:59 pm

You might also try searching for 'Sashiko quilting'.

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Re: Big Stitch Quilting

Post by 1quiltinnana » Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:01 pm

Sounds like the large stitching with Applique' work to make it look Primitive to me.

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