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    I am trying to make a quilt and tie it instead of sew what do I use and how to do it thank you

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    Lots of videos on youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kI6AcTqr-YM

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    embroidery floss or pearl cotton at every intersection! Match by color or have lovely variegated and square knots :):)

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    Everyone does thing different. this was my granny's way. 4 chairs, 4 C-clamps, small carpet tacks AND four 8foot 2x2's make a frame using 2x2's, c-clams lay across chairs, (cover chairs with towels) TACK backing for quilt around frame. GOOD side facing floor, lay batting of choice, lay top quilt good side facing ceiling. stretch gently, PIN to bottom of quilt, sit at one END, arrange THAT 2x2 so you can roll under as you tie, Do not worry about taking out (small) tacks Can take pins out of tied row. NOW everyone likes to tie quilts different. some in corners and others in center of block. lot depends upon your block style. a plain square, I like in center, fancy squares, I like in corners. You may even need a pair of pliers, to pull needle through in some places. some also like to use yarn to tie, and some embroidery floss, again depends upon your block. In my demin quilts I like a wild contrasting yarn to some what match my binding.

    AFTER quilt is tied, unroll and pull out tacks, naturally you need to trim that area off from your quilt. then bind as usual.

    After all the above :) :):) note, some prefer to lay quilt across a bed, and some on the floor and some on a table. I have tried all the above, and like the tight pull I get from the frame with tacks. PLUS I can sit in a chair at one end.

    Have fun and I am sure what ever you chose to do it will be beautiful. Blessings to you :)

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    Many, many years ago I worked for someone who made mass quilts and sold them. When we tied the quilts we took a needle up through the layers, moved a little over and down through the layers and then up again through the first hole. Then we moved over to where the next point of the tieing would be. After it was all done, we would go back and cut the floss/yarn half way between everything. There was no "tieing" involved.

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    I like the surgeon's knot. IMO, it stays tied a lot more securely, longer than a square knot. (It's just a half hitch more.)

    Go to youtube.com and enter:

    How to tie a surgeon's knot for a quilt

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    Thank you everyone will try and see how it turns out

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrapngmom
    Many, many years ago I worked for someone who made mass quilts and sold them. When we tied the quilts we took a needle up through the layers, moved a little over and down through the layers and then up again through the first hole. Then we moved over to where the next point of the tieing would be. After it was all done, we would go back and cut the floss/yarn half way between everything. There was no "tieing" involved.
    You didn't tie the floss?

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    Great info - I did not ask but I am preparing to 'tie' my first flannel quilt in the next week or so. Again thanks for always sharing at just the right time.

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    perle cotton is what I used.

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