I’ve been waiting to share some pictures with you of my completed Sew Scrappy Sampler!  I did some big-stitch hand quilting with Aurifil!

big stitch hand quilting with aurifil 12 wt thread

Remember this picture of the finished top?

Block of the Month Sampler QuiltWell, I was busy earlier this year hand quilting it with big stitches… and Aurifil 12 wt. thread!  I got to do a guest post over at the Aurifil Blog on the basics of hand quilting with their 12 wt thread.  photo 2

You can check out the tutorial here.

While I was quilting, Spooky did her usual job of supervising… she’s my quality control expert!IMG_4332-2

When she thought I wasn’t looking she tried to steal my precious thread! ~ little thief!  Who could blame her really… it’s pretty irresistible!


You can literally find any color Aurifil thread you need!

DSC_0280Here are some of the colors I used in my sampler.

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For most of the blocks I did some simple outline stitches so the piecing or applique can be the focal point.


DSC_0324DSC_0336I also quilted a clam shell design around the center of the quilt…
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The border is all straight stitching, and I outlined an occasional flower for fun.

DSC_0297Some of you have asked what the back of my quilts looks like when they are hand quilted so I thought I’d show a couple pictures…

Look how pretty and fun!

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I hope you give it a try!
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Quilting details:

Pattern: Sew Scrappy Sampler

Hand Quilting: Big Stitches with Aurifil 12wt Thread

Quilting Hoop: Hinterberg 18″ Quilting Hoop and Stand

Thimble: Clover Open Thimble

Needle: Clover gold eye Chenille #24

Fabrics: Kaffe Fassett

Batting: Soft Soft High Loft from The Warm Company

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Don’t forget to take a peek at my tutorial on the Aurifil Blog!

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7 Comments on “Big Stitch Hand Quilting with Aurifil 12 wt. thread”

  1. Beautiful! That batting really accentuates the stitching. Spooky is keeping a good eye on things!

  2. Hi Sherri, This is really great work! I read your tutorial but my only question is, How many stitches per inch do you take and how long are the individual stitches? Do you have a short video so I can actually see your technique?

  3. Beautiful stitching. I love Aurifil threads for embroidery and will give them a try for quilting too.

  4. absolutely beautiful, you are so artistic ! Spooky is so cute; save a spool for her – great toy.