Can a quilt be made without a sewing machine?
Fact: sewing your quilt (or a smaller project, like pillow tops and table runners) by hand provides a soft finish that really can’t be achieved by machines. Not to mention there isn’t anything that beats the zen of sewing something with needle and thread.
How do you hand quilt without a sewing machine?
Pierce all three layers of your quilt until you feel the tip of the needle on your finger underneath the quilt. Instead of pushing the needle through, rock it back to the top of the quilt. Use your finger underneath to push the needle back up. Push the needle through and that’s your first stitch.
Where do you start hand quilting?
Start a line of hand quilting stitches in the following way:
- Place the length of thread through the eye of the needle, and make a quilter’s knot at the end of the thread. …
- To begin a line of stitches, slide the needle into the quilt sandwich about 1/2 to 1 inch or so from where you plan to take the first stitch.