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Thread: How do you bury your thread ends?

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    Super Member Prism99's Avatar
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    Leah Day has a video about the fastest way of burying threads by hand (using a special needle -- can't remember offhand if it's the spiral needle or not). Here is a link:
    http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.c...g-threads.html

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    I have a tutorial on my blog..its just pictures, but its how I learned to bury threads when I 1st was taught to quilt. I dont' hand quilt as a rule, but it is how hand quilters bury their knots.

    http://bzyqltr.blogspot.com/2009/06/...g-threads.html
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    i take tiny stitches to start & stop- and clip close to the quilt top- i have a friend who always ties her ends in a tiny knot-then threads them onto a needle- and inserts it into the sandwich-wiggling it back & forth a little bit so the threads travel unevenly into the batting for an inch or so- then the needle comes out and she clips close to the surface- then she again puts the needle in and wiggles it a bit to bring the threads down into the sandwich.
    seems like an awful lot of work- much easier to just start stop with a lock stitch.
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    I guess I should tie and bury my thread ends but I don't.

    I pull up the bobbin thread, hold onto both threads, sew for a quarter or half-inch in tiny stitches, then go back over them in the opposite direction then and stop, snip the ends and continue with the design.

    So far, I've never had threads come loose even using slippery polyester thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShirlinAZ View Post
    If you haven't snipped your thread ends, you can thread the ends on a needle and run the needle between the quilt layers (after tying a knot near the fabric). A little tug will pull the knot inside the sandwich. Cut your thread where the needle comes out of the sandwich.
    That is what I do. I use a self threading needle.

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    I also use the self threading needle and bury my threads. I usually leave sufficient amount of thread in order to do this when I finish.

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    You bring up your bobbin thread when you start take a few stitches in place, just cut them off.
    To end you raise needle and foot pull fabric to the left about 4" put your finger in the thread space. go back to last stitch put needle down raise needle and pull fabric to you you will see the three threads cut them wa la no bury threads they are secure

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnLady1 View Post
    I leave some tails and use a Spiral Eye Hand Sewing Needle (this is a self sewing needle with the hole on the side instead of on the top) to bury the threads. They are pricey, but worth it since they don't cut into my fingers (I don't do much handwork because of my hands). I am not affiliated with the company, but love the product (Nancy's Notions also carries them) http://spiraleyeneedles.com/Needles.html
    Thanks for this info.

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    Thanks for the info!!

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