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Thread: Secure and Trim or Bury?

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    Senior Member Challys's Avatar
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    Secure and Trim or Bury?

    Just wondering if you bury all of your loose threads or just secure them and trim them off? Thanks

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    i bury them. don't trust not cutting the knot

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    it depends---and it's your choice---what ever works well for you- when long-arm quilting i start out tiny stitches in place then take off- (with top & bobbin thread on the top) then trim even with the quilt surface after a few stitches.
    when piecing i backstitch to secure any seams that will not be crossed over with other stitching.
    if hand quilting i start out taking a couple small backstitches- but then i do tie off & bury ends.
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    I take one stitch, pull the bobbin thread to the top, tie a knot and bury the threads and knot using one of the needles you don't have to thread. Doing a couple of stitches in place leaves a knot on the back of the quilt with my machine. This process adds a little extra time to my quilting but I feel secure that the stitching is never going to come out.
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    If it's an heirloom quilt, I tie off and bury the knots. If it's just a regular long-armed quilting job, I stitch in place a few stitches and then cut the threads. I've never had a problem with either method.
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    ​I knot and bury my thread with an easy thread needle.

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    It depends. If I can secure it without it being seen, i will do that and then just clip. If it will show, front or back, i will tie off by hand with easy thread needle.

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    I bury them.

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    I bury mine

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    a few extra stitches in place, then trim off

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