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Thread: Pull up the bobbin thread?

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    Member Marie R's Avatar
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    Thank you. I have now learned to pull up the bobbin thread successfully! I hate the thought of having to tuck in all of those starts since most of my quilting will have to be done that way. I have a Janome 11000 and it has a locking stitch but it looks like a little knot on the back......so much to learn!

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    A tiny crochet hook size 14 is easier to use to pull the loose thread end in the quilt and it doesn't make a hole in the fabric. I think Clover now has a special hook smaller then the size 14 crochet hook, it's a needle with a hook. If you have ever had a do it yourself hair frosting kit, the tiny hook used to pull hair through the cap works great too.

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    I agree with the so much to learn! Some collage should offer credit for a couple of months on here.

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    Learned a lot here. So much for the wall hanging I'm doing! Had assumed the little nest on the underside was "supposed" to be there. (Navy thread on a white backing - GREAT! Don't look!) You folks are wonderful!!!

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    Thank you for the great idea. I must have a small crochet hook somewhere from one of my other failed adventures. Ha

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    It also depends what I am quilting. If it is a utiity or charity quilt, I will often just take the tiny little stitches and clip. If I am quilting for others, or if it is something like feathers I will pull my ends into the middle of the quilt. I don't use a crochet hook for my thread ends, but I do know many longarm quilters who use this small hook to fix mistakes that you cannot get to any other way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    Pulling up the bobbin thread confused me until I tried it myself. Like the PP said, put the needle down and then up again. Then you raise up the presser foot and just tug gently on the thread (top thread) until the little loop of the bottom thread comes up, then pull up that bottom thread (I use the non-sharp side of my seam ripper or you can use one of those stiletto things. Then you have both threads on top. Hold onto those and put the fabric back under the presser foot and then put the presser foot back down and sew as directed above-either taking tiny stitches at the beginning and end or using a regular sewing needles to draw the threads between the layers of fabric.
    Thanks, Gale!! This really helps me!!! And thanks for the question!

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