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Thread: Question about Tying a Quilt

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    I have a question about what you use to tie a quilt. I have only tied one and it was a baby quilt. I used embroidery floss. This one I am going to tie is twin size.

    Any suggestions?

    Sandy

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    I have always used embroidery floss when tying any size quilt. I just make sure it's a square knot so the knot doesn't come undone.
    I tie about 4-6 inches apart

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    I do the same.

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    Thanks. Just wanted to see if that is what everyone did with the larger quilts. One of these days I will get a digital camera so I can post pictures.
    Sandy

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    I use yarn on most of my larger quilts....baby quilts I use the embroidery floss on some or just a light weight yarn.

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    I always use crochet cotton to tie my quilts. But yarn or embroidery floss works also like everyone else said.

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    I did buy some crochet cotton so I may try that. Thought maybe I have seen a quilt tied with that.

    Nice to have so many friendly folks with all this knowledge.

    Sandy

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    When I started making quilts, I used embroidery floss to tie them. I made 6 and 5 are still around over 20 years later. I have not had any tear at the ties, but my nephew wore out the blanket binding I put on his, he liked to rub it. So I replaced it twice. It was his comfort thing. Now occasionally I tie with variegated embroidery floss. I still like the look of it. :roll:

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    In the past I used yarn to tie quilts. I recently made quilts for my grandchildren and used embroidery floss to tie them and I like the effect so much better. I'll use floss to tie quilts from now on when needed.

    I guess it boils down to the individual's preference. I really intend to just hand quilt from now on but you never know when you need to make a quickie.........LOL.

    Linda

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    On wool quilts, I use tapestry wool (used in needlepoint). On cotton quilts, I use perle cotton, size 3 or size 5. Because it is a single strand, it doesn't tangle up or have multiple ends in the knot.

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