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Thread: Do you tie your threads at the end of a seam when piecing?

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    I forgot that part...I keep my stitch length small also; it's 2.0 on my Pfaff

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    I started using a 2.0 stitch length because sometimes when I press where there are cross seams, they would start to come apart. Once you get it all pieced, sandwiched and quilted, it should be pretty secure. If I remember to, I backstitch on outer blocks and I try to on borders too.

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    Yes, I tie all my threads. Drives my daughters crazy as they help me tie them sometimes. :)

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    No, I don't tie my threads. I can't even imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGinMcKinney
    Chain stitch by machine. When I do hand stitch I back stitch-no knots or tied threads.

    This is the methods that I use. When sewing Y type seams you do not sew clear to the edge of the fabric but stop at the 1/4 inch point. There are some areas on the back of your quilt top where seams join. If you unstitch a few stitches you then can make the intersection of fabric lay much flatter. There are several threads regarding this topic available.

    Pam M

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    If sewing by hand, I take a sm backstitch. By machine, no, the piecing of cross seams will secure the seam.

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    no way i would tie all my threads just the thought of it makes me laugh or cry not sure which

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    Thank you Nancy...I love your pink/black quilt icon!

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    Thanks Peg..I appreciate your input. Hugs, Dee

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    Thanks, I tried the chain stitching today and it sure does make things go faster. Hugs, Dee

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