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Thread: Technique called Turkey Tracks

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    Have you ever heard of a quilting technique called Turkey Tracks. I saw
    > it done in northern maine this summer but was unable to get the
    > directions.
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    They spaced the "turkey tracks" by using a long doll making needle. End result was a V which looked like a turkey track.
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    > any leads on finding the directions to do this will be appreciated.

    Lois McBreairty
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    It's my favorite stitch! I call it "crows foot". I'll try to get a close up of my stitch and some directions.

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    I love doing crows foot. It 's very durable for repeated use/washings. No loose ends, like tying. I sometimes work with the pattern, and sometimes make a circle of little crowsfeet in a larger square. The best thread to use is knit crosheen, but I've used baby yarn in making baby quilts. It makes just a little straight line on the back. It makes a tufted look when the quilt is finished. sara

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    Thanks Sarah. That's the technique I saw in Maine. Amazing how different places give the same stitch/block a different name. Can't wait to show the quilting group.
    Lois

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    I've been doing it all my life (53 years!) and my mother taught me. I came from pioneer stock, and I assume it was a style that they liked (invented?) I have a twin bed size quilt from my 28 year old son that has been washed a zagillion times, and not a single crows foot has come loose. I love the tufted look. Once you try it, you'll be hooked too. Sara

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    Sara,

    When you go down each time you go thru ALL layers right?
    Lois

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    Yes Lois, Going from point 1 to 2 is looped around like a "lazydaisy". Then going from point 2 to 3 is going down through all the layers. This makes just one straight stitch on the back. Going from one crows foot to the next crows foot is between all the layers. I don't think you'll find this one is a book. I asked my 85 year old mother where she learned it, and she replied it was from her grandma. Sara

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    I had never heard of this technique before, this is neat.

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    That is really neat! I can't wait to try it. Now what can I quilt next...... :-)

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    Me, too. I really like that and am very excited about giving it a try.

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