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Thread: Cutting threads

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    Cutting threads

    Just wondering do most of you cut the extra loose threads that come
    on the back of your quilt as you go along making the quilt, or do you
    save the major cutting of loose threads to the end right before having it
    quilted or quilting it yourself?

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    I cut after I press each seam.
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    ​I cut as I go along and then check it over again before sandwiching.

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    I have a tendency to cut as I go.
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    I cut as I go along, long time habit from home ec days! So much easier for me. Do double check when I press to be sure I didn't miss one somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​I cut as I go along and then check it over again before sandwiching.
    Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    ​I cut as I go along and then check it over again before sandwiching.
    So do I. (My so do I answer was too short for it to post. But that was all I needed to say.)

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    I cut as I go, can't imagine cutting later, what a boring job that would be. I am constantly checking out the quilt top and pull threads and cut them. My teacher said to use a lint remover to roll over the top before quilting it to make sure it is spotless.

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    Yep, cut as I go here.

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    I don't bother with the threads unless I'm using white fabric then I cut every one. Once layered the threads are of no importance, if there are not. I do most of my machine quilting and never had a problem leaving the threads on the back of the quilt top.
    Got fabric?

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