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Thread: ? about floating thread in hand quilting

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    Senior Member Kristin in ME's Avatar
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    Is there a maximum for how far you can float the thread from one area to another when hand quilting?

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    I don't float very far. There come a point that it is less work to knot off and start at a new location. I'm sure it is a personal preference.

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    maybe 2 needle lengths.

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    I usually try not to go much more than an inch or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erstan947
    I don't float very far. There come a point that it is less work to knot off and start at a new location. I'm sure it is a personal preference.
    I agree!

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    It depends on how much I have left to do and how much thread is left on the needle.

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    You don't want it to pull when it's washed, be easy on yourself and knot it off and rethread.

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    Ok, thanks everyone! I think I was trying to push it too far, glad I asked!

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    As far as the needle reaches comfortably without compromising the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJ Quilter
    As far as the needle reaches comfortably without compromising the top.
    This is what I do!

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