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Date: 6/4/13 2:17 PM

First off, don't yell at me, but I am trying to give new life to an old scrap quilt. Several of the fabrics have completely disintegrated, including large sections of the back. I have taken the quilt apart, after taking several photos to make sure I put it back as close to original as possible. I think I would like to hand quilt it, but have never hand quilted before. What kind of thread do I use?

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Date: 6/4/13 2:43 PM

hand quilting thread. There is waxed hand quilting thread for Guterman and Coats and Clark that people like. You can also use just normal heavier weight thread (like a 28 or 12wt thread, I hear people like Aurifil) and draw it through beeswax after you thread your needle for a similar effect. I've only used Guterman for hand quilting because its colors matched my project.

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Date: 6/4/13 8:38 PM

That is a very enterprising task.

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Date: 6/4/13 9:44 PM

Why would we yell at you? Preserving an old quilt is a wonderful and honorable thing to do! We applaud you!! (I am taking it on myself to speak for everyone, but I cannot believe that anyone would disagree.)

Many companies make hand quilting thread. Usually it is waxed a little so that the thread slides in and out of the fabric.

Hand quilting is a true pleasure for me, I hope you find it to be that was well.

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Date: 6/5/13 10:30 AM

I had someone at a quilt shop tell me I should never have taken the quilt apart. The owner of the quilt wants to keep using it for "another 30 years", so I'm doing my best to make that happen. I was able to save close to 75%, and was able to keep about 25% of the blocks completely untouched by me. I was also able to incorporate some of the fabrics from blocks that had to be taken apart in with the new fabric.

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Date: 6/5/13 10:59 AM

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I had someone at a quilt shop tell me I should never have taken the quilt apart. The owner of the quilt wants to keep using it for "another 30 years", so I'm doing my best to make that happen. I was able to save close to 75%, and was able to keep about 25% of the blocks completely untouched by me. I was also able to incorporate some of the fabrics from blocks that had to be taken apart in with the new fabric.

Self proclaimed "Quilt Police" do not count. I have taken a quilt or two apart, but none this "seasoned".

Best wishes for a successful project and make sure the "fuddy-duddies" see the results!

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Date: 6/5/13 2:59 PM

I agree with Barb, fixing it is an admirable thing!

I am working on a hand sewing project, it is no where NEAR ready for quilting, but I will hand quilt it.

I am thinking I will use wool batting, does anyone have experience hand quilting with wool batting?

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Date: 6/5/13 3:54 PM

I have a quilt in my house which was clearly re-done by someone. It's one of those hand-pieced grandmothers flower garden hexagon quilts. It's quite obvious that whoever started it in the 30's-40's, someone in the 70's repaired it pretty extensively with nice 70's fabric. Good thing they did too or all that original work would have been completely lost. Besides, it looks really funky and cool with those 70's fabrics.

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Date: 6/5/13 11:46 PM

No, not hand quilting, but I have used wool batting in the machine and it is FABULOUS. I am going to use it for the throw I am making for DH.

I cannot use it for DD because her husband is allergic. He is such a wonderful person and an excellent husband, so I don't mind work-arounds for him.

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Date: 6/21/13 7:02 AM

After much internal debate, I opted for machine quilting. What pushed me over was I found out the owner of the quilt uses it mainly to cover up his feet while watching movies. Not that there's anything wrong with that, I think it's great he uses this quilt. I'll be able to get it to him much sooner, so we will both be happy!

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