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Thread: Tieing a quilt

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    I recently finished a tumbling block quilt top and I wanted to put it all together myself. Course the cost of $200.00 does come into issue. Anywaty, what are some ideas on tieing the quilt together? Do I finish it completely, with binding, before or after tieing? Thanks in advance.
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    Tie it first. I tie many of my quilts. I use Perle embroidery thread. Tie about every 6 inches. Make a double knot.

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    I use embroidery floss, a small curved needle and I tie about every 2 inches is my personal preference.

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    Tie it first. Then bind it.

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    I would tie it and then bind it too :D:D:D

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    Yep, tie then bind. :)

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    I just finished 2 for DD's. Tie first. I used crochet thread (the kind on the balls used for tablecloths, etc.) Worked great on 2 flannel quilts. Be sure and check batting for maximum distance between stitches.

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    I just finished my second tied quilt. It was a simple scrappy quilt made from charm packs. I tied it using Pearl cotton in the center of each square - approximately 4.5 inches apart. It is so snuggly!

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    Can go from one end to the other and check to make sure layers stay tight, or the center out, 4-6 inches apart then bind. Happy Quilting

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    Tie first....and I've used yarn to tie one that's still going strong after 30 yrs!!!! And if I remember right, I tied it in rows from the top corner....may not be the way everyone recommends, but it worked.

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