2 responses to Quilt Stitching: What It Is & How Much It Costs
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    Kevin L.
    Comment on Quilt Stitching: What It Is & How Much It Costs (June 12th, 2015 at 08:31)

    Interesting article. Being married to a quilter I am familiar with some of the information you gave. I do find it interesting how the Amish charged for the actual quilting. I had no idea. Knowing the tremendous amount of time and effort that goes into the hand quilting, we have often wondered how they priced them. Know we know! Thanks

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    Comment on I wish I could do 10 stitches to the inch! (June 12th, 2015 at 09:01)

    I wish I could do 10 stitches to the inch!

    As a quilter, I would love to be able to do 10 stitches to the inch. Mine are a little fewer than that. I had heard Amish women charged by the spool of thread needed, so I assume it’s same as by the yard.

    The comment about retrofitting a long arm for an Amish quilting studio is interesting. I imagine it’s coming but as long as the idea of “hand-quilted by an Amishwoman” is the selling point, it won’t happen. Long-arm quilting can be very pretty but it’s (in my opinion) impersonal. I can run my fingers over the stitches my great-grandmother put in her quilts and know her hands once touched this spot, this quilt once lay across her lap and these patterns and fabrics tell me a small part of her story. I hope my nieces and grandnieces can someday say the same when holding one of my quilts.

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