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Thread: Tying quilts with sewing machine

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    Tying quilts with sewing machine

    This is probably old news. But I just recently started using my button sewing option on my machine to tack my donation quilts. Doesn't take as much time as hand tying, and I hope it is just as secure.

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    That's how I used to do it before I got my long arm. I still have one that's endured multiple washing & dryings. It's very secure. No blisters that way....
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    DUH. Seems too simple. Maybe that's why I never thought of it. Ha, Ha. Great idea.

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    last summer, when i was helping my aunt make her quilt, i tried to convince her to use that method. no go, though. she loves the look of yarn ties.
    Nancy in western NY

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    how wouuld sewing over the thread work?

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    A friend of mine didn't even use the button sewing stitch. She just zigzagged a few stitches, going back and forth so it knotted. I only saw her do it on one scrappy 9 patch. It wasn't my favorite way but on that scrappy it looked ok.

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    Well, not my favorite either, but I got done fast. Most of the time it's SID, or free motion.

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    I've machine tied a quilt before using one repeat of a decorative stitch. Worked great & the quilt has held up really well.

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    I did one with the tiny circle stitch once. i just put some circles on a blouse today too. just for something different and to hold down the facing a bit too.

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    I have used several decrative stitches, the *, the () (filled in), the little flowers, etc. I have had no problem with the stitches come loose. I have never hand tied a quilt.
    MaryB

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