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Thread: tying a quilt......any tips?

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    Best tip after tying---a drop of Fray check on each knot. no more missing ties!

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    Welcome Norm!

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    Great, great, great info and I can't thank you all enough. I'll finish it off this weekend. Always a great event with me. Warm Quilter hugz to you all.

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    Ihave only tied one a quilt in a day done in class. All my fabric had been washed but the floss bled onto my quilt. .

    Gail

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    Have to be careful with floss--that is why I use Pretty Punch yarn or crochet thread!

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    I use perle cotton crochet thread now but used cheap acrylic yarn on the first few I tied. The acrylic is slippery, though and some claim it can untie itself.

    I use a tapestry or soft sculpture doll needle--something with the biggest eye I can find and still be sharp. I sometimes have to iron the thread to fit it through the needle.

    I make a design with the ties so mine vary from 2 to 6 inches apart. Center of block, corners, certain patches within the block, only in the sashing, whatever works for me. I have also tied part and quilted part. I use the double granny knot to tie my threads. I have tried to do the long thread, stitch, jump to the next spot, stitch, etc. but pulling those long lengths of thread through is tiring. Sometimes I can get hubby or my daughter to help and they clip with I stitch so the long thread gets snipped as I sew. That works really well.

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    I have tied all my quilts. I am not experienced at other then block quilts right now, I tie each quilt 4 inches or every other square in the corner.
    I have been using embroidery thread as it comes in many colors and I tie a double knot

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    the needles called "yarn darners" work very well.

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    I use curved needles when I tie a quilt with chrochet cotton. and I only use warm and natural batting. however I have not tied a quilt in several years since I learned to quilt on my machine.

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