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Thread: "put the eye of the needle throgh the knot"

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    Can anyone answer this?

    I asked this a while back but no one answered. Anyone know?

    Quote Originally Posted by AndysC View Post
    LOL Alison. It did sound quite tasty. "Orange zest" is apparently a must. Will have to try it, once I buy a zester. LOL

    Now I am in a PANIC, however, over knots. The woman who tought me how to do a cathedral windows said to do the following.

    1. To start, tie a double knot and bury it in the folds of the windows. Cut the tail VERY short.

    2. to end, get to the "end", then make two extra stitches, passing the needle through each before tightening.

    So that is what I have been doing.

    ACK - is this whole thing just going to fall apart??

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    No, it is not going to fall apart. There are as many ways to make knots as there are quilters (well not quite). I have made my knots like you do for toomany years to count and nothing has fallen apart.

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    Thanks!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willferg View Post
    I was baffled at first, and then I thought of how I make knots when I'm embroidering I wrap the thread a few times around the tip and then slide the wraps (which become the knot) down over the eye of the needle, down the thread, till it's a knot at the end.

    I never would have described it the way she did, but like you said, you find all kinds, and not just in Boston!
    This is called a quilters knot; the one where you wet it wrap it around you finger a few times and slide it is called a spit knot. I had a hard time getting the quilters knot right since my grand mother taught me to wrap it around my finger, not always wet though.
    Judy

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    Quote Originally Posted by auntpiggylpn View Post
    Maybe she meant to do a french knot? http://www.needlenthread.com/2006/11...-tutorial.html When I googled "pass eye of the needle through the knot" I got several hits for french knots
    Thank you a million times for this video!!!!! I have tried for years to make a 'French Knot' and it fell apart each time. I didn't understand how to do it by reading directions. Watcing it is completey different. I don't know why I didn't think of this before, but thank you!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcrow View Post
    Thank you a million times for this video!!!!! I have tried for years to make a 'French Knot' and it fell apart each time. I didn't understand how to do it by reading directions. Watcing it is completey different. I don't know why I didn't think of this before, but thank you!!!!
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