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Thread: Knotting/tieing Quilts

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    Knotting/tieing Quilts

    I have some quilts that I want to tie instead of quilting and I was wondering what others use to tie them with. I have seen yarn, crochet thread and embrodiery floss. But want to know what others use and what they like to use best. Thanks for your help.
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    Pearl cotton used for crocheting. It is strong, comes in many colors and is slender enough it disappears into the quilt.
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    I've used embroidery floss that works quite well. It comes in many colors.
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    I've used yarn, embroidery floss and perle cotton. I like the perle cotton best. I also use the perle cotton to do "big stitch" quilting. Fun, fast and pretty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dakotamaid View Post
    Pearl cotton used for crocheting. It is strong, comes in many colors and is slender enough it disappears into the quilt.
    This what I use too. My daughters love tied quilts. They are fluffy and soft for the start. Good Luck!

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    I've only tied one quilt and I used embroidery floss. I put the ties on the back as the quilt is on my bed and my cats love strings.
    It's not a mistake, it's an unconscious decision to change the pattern.

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    I have used many of the things already mentioned, but my favorite is baby yarn.

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    I was taught by my grandma to use yarn and I love this but, I also like ebroidery floss especially for kids quilts. I have never tried the crochet thread but I am going to.

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    I always use yarn.

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    I use embroidery floss, make a dbl square knot
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