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Thread: length of ties on tied quilt

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    Senior Member Rubesgirl's Avatar
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    I've used 6 strand DMC for tying. I keep my ends around an inch long and also use a surgeon's knot. They never come undone. My DD still has the quillow I made for her many years ago and it's been washed and used a lot. Still holding together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG View Post
    Another thing I have done in the past is use a decorative stitch (such as a circle, a little duck, or a star as the "tie." I just marked the quilt top and at each point, did the decorative stitch and went on until all were done. Then I cut threads. This worked well with baby quilts. Their little fingers didn't get caught in the "fuzzies."
    I like this idea. I had asked my aunt to let me do just that and she said that she wanted yarn ties
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    Super Member frarose's Avatar
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    I like mine shorter also. I have used yarn but embroidery thread seems to work much better for me.

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    Hmmm, i tied a king size quilt with embroider thread. surgeon's knot. they started coming undone a bit. i had to removed all those and tie again with yarn. that stuff stays! I've not tried embroider thread again although i prefer the look better.

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