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Thread: Removing Threads From Quilt Top?

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    I've finished the quilt top and am ready to sandwich the quilt. How important is it to remove all the threads from the back of the quilt top? And what is the best method? It seems like a daunting task. Even if I snip them off, how can I keep them from sticking to it?

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    When I'm all done with my binding, I throw the quilt in the wash. I rarely have loose threads to clip when it's done. It saves me a lot of time!

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    If you can't see the threads through the backing fabric then don't worry about getting all of them cut. If the backing is light colored then one stray thread will stand out like a beacon.

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    Thanks, It's a dark backing fabric, so I will just skip that step. For some reason, I thought I had to remove as many threads as possible. I'll just take it outside a give it a shake.

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    Also check to make sure loose threads don't show under light fabrics in the top. Place the top on top of the batting and check before assembling the quilt sandwich.

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    I snip thread tails as I go with a trash can beside me, but then- before sandwiching the quilt - use the fabric adhesive lint roller to pick up anything I missed. Roller works great on the carpet as well and keeps the thread out of vacumn cleaner brushed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99
    Also check to make sure loose threads don't show under light fabrics in the top. Place the top on top of the batting and check before assembling the quilt sandwich.
    Good tip, I hadn't thought of that. I thought I would get it sandwiched yesterday, but I didn't get to it. I will take your advice before sandwiching. Thanks for responding, the information here is invaluable.

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