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Thread: Help With Machine Quilting

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    I'm working on a quilt that I may be able to start machine quilting tomorrow. When I've quilted other quilts, I've just started the stitching in the extra fabric that extends beyond the quilt top. This quilt is a little more detailed where I will be picking up the needle and moving it several times. I'm wondering how I secure the thread in the quilt. Do I knot it? Do I just back stitch? I'm confused when it comes to this part of the process.

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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    Super Member Celeste's Avatar
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    Melissa, I don't know for sure, but I have had an opportunity to figure out what to do and I just left extra thread from both top and bottom threads, then tied a knot and "popped" it under as if I had done hand quilting.

    Hope this helps!

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    Melissa,
    Try this website for a short free video on tying & hiding your knots.
    http://sharonschambernetwork.com/media/free/index.html#

    Hope it helps.

    I just noticed you're from Janesville! My husband grew up in Beloit & his family still lives there. I feel like we're practically neighbors (even though we live in OH now)

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    Joann, thanks for the website. Looks like it'll be a nice addition to my list of favorites.

    I wish I could just try it out tonight, but it's too late and everyone is sleeping. I'll try it in the morning.

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    Senior Member Denise's Avatar
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    Oh wow thank you joannl for Sharon's site. This looks like a great site with tons of information.

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    when machine quilting pull the bobbin thread to the top start your macine at either the zero stitch lenghth or a very tiny stitch for 2 or 3 stitches then increase stop stitching in the same manner
    Goog luck Dodie

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    hi there- i just read your request- i was taught in class to take 3 0r 4 stitches in place when you finish an area and then when yiu sre ready to start the next area- take three or four more stitches in place after you bring up the bobbin thread- to take stitches in place just hold the material so it can,t move untill you do this-hope it helps-beautiful quilt by the way---little stitches

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    WOW what a inforamative link Joann.. thanks for posting that I learned so much!

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