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Thread: To Knot or Not to Knot

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    Super Member rexie's Avatar
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    When hand quilting, how do you all tie off your thread? Do you knot or not knot?

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    I knot. It was interesting, at the first Quilt show in Long Beach I ended up with two hand quilting classes by different instructors. One knotted the other didn't.

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    knot and pull to bury

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    Quote Originally Posted by liblueeyes
    knot and pull to bury
    Same here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liblueeyes
    knot and pull to bury
    Me too!!!

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    I don't knot......I bury it in the batting about 2 or more inches from where I begin stitching.....and I finish a line of stitching the same way.

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    I do now. A long time ago I didn't but Jim gave me a book for Christmas a few years back and it had directions that even I could follow. It shows how to wrap the thread around the needle and when you pull it through, it makes a knot and goes under the fabric. I end all my handquilting like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954
    I do now. A long time ago I didn't but Jim gave me a book for Christmas a few years back and it had directions that even I could follow. It shows how to wrap the thread around the needle and when you pull it through, it makes a knot and goes under the fabric. I end all my handquilting like this.
    Yep, same here. It was like magic when I found out how to do that :)

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    Senior Member QuiltMania's Avatar
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    Knot and bury in the batting.

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    Quilters knot and bury it every time.

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