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Thread: I have a question regarding preparation for a tied quilt

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    Senior Member littlebitoheaven's Avatar
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    Question I have a question regarding preparation for a tied quilt

    I am thinking about using ties on a quilt that I am making. Would you use the spray adhesive just as we do for quilted quilts? If so, any tips on problems that may arise using the adhesive? Thank you. Yolanda Wood River

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    Senior Member sherian's Avatar
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    I make tie quit for kids alot, I us embroidery thread and loop( in & out 2x) and tie, I have not used spray qlue, but I guess you could. I make sure ties are about 6 inches, they need to be close and tied 2x. They have been washed and & washed. I have one from grandaugter that is 8 yrs. old. Oh, I use all threads in floss (6).
    Hope this helps.

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    You can use spray basting , but it does not really need it. You can create the sandwich by first getting the back smooth. You can pin to a carpet ( right side down) or you painters tape on a smooth floor. Then spread the batting layer and smooth . Then the top right side up. Pin about every 8 inches or baste . Then tie the quilt.
    When I tied a quilt I left in on the floor and tied all in one day so as not to disturb the layers , and I did not need to pin so much.
    Spray basting it most effective when the quilting will be continuous and the backing may shift while going thru the machine creating puckers . With tieing there are no puckers, as there is not that continous line of stitching. Tieing is a much more forgiving way of combining the layers.

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    Senior Member 1000projects's Avatar
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    You can use spray adhesive... But why bother? I would just tape everything down to the floor or a plastic-type table And start tying. I used to use spray adhesive -before i got my frame - and there should be no problem using it, just added time and expense.

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    depends on the size i would not think it would be necessary

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    Super Member athomenow's Avatar
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    I appreciate this answer because I think I'm going to tie my quilts since I'm having trouble with machine quilting them. I also think I may use the spray just because it works so well to keep everything smooth.

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    I tie most of my quilts. I smooth the quilt back and tape it to the floor. Then, the same with the batting, followed by the quilt top. After all three layers are down, I pin liberally with safety pins. That way, I can pick up the quilt if I don't have time to immediately tie. They come out great!

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    Someone posted about using their Q-snap floor quilting frame for tying. They started by laying one section of the sandwich at a time on the frame and then putting on the snap part to tighten a section at a time. When that section was smooth, they put in their ties and then moved to a new section as needed. It sounded like something I would try the next time I wanted to bast or tie a quilt. I already have a Q-snap floor frame.
    The last quilt I tied, I smoothed all the layers out on a large table. I clamped the 4 sides to keep it from moving. I then threaded a needle with a looooong piece of embroidery floss and took a 1/4 inch stitch through all the layers at 4 inch intervals. I just clipped between the 4 inch sections and tied the ends in knots.

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    I use folding sewing boards on our twin beds which are pushed together. Each board fits the top of a twin bed. I put the three layers on the boards, making sure they are smooth and no wrinkles, pull the nearest board onto my lap with the quilt on it so I can sit on a chair and tie the quilt. I can't crawl around on the floor and don't have that much room to lay a quilt out.
    I prefer using a quilting frame but don't have room in my home to set one up. If you can borrow a floor frame and some friends, ask if you can use space at your church or local school or if you are really lucky, a friends' rec room. I have even set up a frame in the back yard and tied or basted a quilt.
    We have a group at our church who ties 3 or 4 quilts in a session. We use sport yarn, single strand and they go to charities.

    Carol J.
    We are all sisters tied together by threads.

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    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
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    I just sandwich my quilt, I bought some pinmoors awhile back and pin the sandwiched quilt, then I tie about every 4-5inches.
    I never believe in the word can't,unless you've tried

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