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Thread: Is there an easier way?

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    Senior Member Lyncat's Avatar
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    How do you all "bury" the thread tails in your quilt? It's not my favorite part of making the quilt right now. The small one I am working on has a LOT!

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    Super Member C.Cal Quilt Girl's Avatar
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    Explain what you mean by thread tails ??

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    at the beginning and the end of your quilting, you tie a small knotin your therad and pull the needle in between the
    top fabric and bottom fabric. That way it will be buried in
    your batting. Any way that is what I do.
    Hope this helps.
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    Are you talking about thread ends from machine quilting? Here is a good demo about the easiest way to bury these threads:

    http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.c...g-threads.html

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    Senior Member Lyncat's Avatar
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    Yes, I mean the thread ends from machine quilting. Thanks!

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    Senior Member Lyncat's Avatar
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    I guess I need a "cheater" needle. I've never seen those before watching that youtube video. Thank you.

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    Thanks for the link to the video. I also need to get a cheater needle!

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    I just use a tiny stitch at the beginning and end of a line and cut it close to the quilt. Is that not a good idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale
    I just use a tiny stitch at the beginning and end of a line and cut it close to the quilt. Is that not a good idea?
    Some people do it by machine, making 2 or 3 small stitches at the beginning and end, and the complaint about that method is that it leaves noticeable "bumps". If your method has been holding up for you, I think it should be fine. I would imagine it is not used more frequently because of the fear that single securing stitch will come out.

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    I use a size 14 crochet hook to go into the quilt and come back out next to the thread and pull it into the batting.

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