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Thread: Karen Griska: Help with alternatives to quilting

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    Super Member KalamaQuilts's Avatar
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    Karen Griska: Help with alternatives to quilting

    Karen Griska has a clever and inventive mind which has been busy thinking up various ways to tie a quilt.
    this is a 35 page PDF
    this is the specific post
    http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/2013...ses-today.html

    if you order it tell her Sharyn sent you No affiliation, would just like her to know I support her
    This is the link to the whole blog, http://selvageblog.blogspot.com/ if interested.

    I've ordered it and am awaiting it to pop up in my email.
    One of the most common refrains here is "I have so many finished tops..."

    Would anyone like to join me in finishing one by tying one? I think I have about 12 tops, sadly and silently waiting in the closet.
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    I prefer to machine quilt mine, but would love to see your quilts once you get them tied!

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    Thanks for sharing this post. Please show us what you do with the tops and how this worked out for you. When I went there, the lampshade done with selvages caught my eye.

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    I tie all my quilts and love the look. don't be afraid it looks great when done! Good Luck

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    I tie quilts occasionally and like the look. Thanks for sharing this link.
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    Here's a quick and easy way to tie quilts that I have done on baby quilts. Machine stitch about 4" of 1/4" to 1/2" sating ribbon randomly on your quilt (Tack stitch). Then tie the ribbon with a surgeons knot. Voila....DONE.

    Surgeons Knot: Tie once (like shoe laces) the on the second loop thread your ribbon end TWICE through the loop and pull tight.
    Keep smiling, it makes others wonder what you're up to!

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    Sharyn,
    I'd love to help. PM me and we could get a few of my friends to help also. I bet that Lady Elisabeth on here would be interested too. We are in the Portland area so really not too far at all.
    Lack of planning on your part does NOT nessessitate an emergency on my part.
    Faith :-D

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    If I wasn't so far away I would help since tying is all I know how to do

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    I learned to tie quilts when I was growing up in the 50's and 60's. We quilted, too, but Mother showed us how to tie some of the utility quilts, because it was fast. I just recently tied one for my son, and it turned out really good! Long waiting list for longarm quilting.

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