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    This is the neatest way to bury those threads from longarm quilting I have seen. Have a quilt about read to come off of a frame and will need to bury some threads and will definitely try this. Was not looking forward to trying to thread that needle on each one of them, but this will solve the problem. When hand quilting I take a tiny stitch at the end of my quilting and then bury the end of the thread in the quilt and have never had any trouble. Have had some tell me they don't take the tiny stitch, but just bury the tread some length of away from the last stitch.
    Thanks for the link and Happy Quilting to every one.

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    I love this method of hers. Had never seen it before in my 60 some years. That proofs, that you can learn something new every day!


    Quote Originally Posted by Pattycakes View Post
    I went on you tube and typed in what I was looking for and got this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmZAzW_175s

    Try this method it seems to work better. Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pattycakes View Post
    I went on you tube and typed in what I was looking for and got this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmZAzW_175s

    Try this method it seems to work better. Good luck!
    Wow, I am for sure using this method the next time!!

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    I had this happen, too, solved it.

    Quote Originally Posted by luana View Post
    I am doing some quilting on my domestic machine. I want to bury the ends of my threads. I bought a pack of those easy thread needles, the ones where you pull the thread through the end. Every time I try to pull the thread through, the thread breaks. I have watched Leah Day videos, and she doesn't have any problems. I've done several searches on this board.What am I doing wrong. I am open to any suggestions, including tips for burying threads.
    I got the next larger needle, and it worked great. I kept dropping the needle, though, and had a hard time finding a needle with no thread on it.

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    Pattycakes, I love this technique and I am a hand quilter...I do not tie a knot at beginning but leave a dangle and then go back and quilt from there, or bury thread. Your method has wonderful value in that one doesn't have to thread needles constantly. Wow, you may be sure I will use this in the future

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    I don't have any answers for you. Just wanted you to know once you get the knack of it, it works really well. Don't give up, maybe take a break from trying it for a while. Good luck.

    Kat

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    Learned this trick using yarn and tapestry needles. Fold the end of the "yarn" over the needle, pinch tightly and slide the needle out, now slide the eye over the pinch. It threads 9 out of 10 times. So when I returned to sewing and started quilting, I thought, well, now that I really can't see the eye hole in the needles, lets try that method. Works for me about 8 out of 10 tries. Thread and sewing needles are much smaller, after all! And both of my sewing machines have the "threader" built in. That took a couple of minutes to figure out, but sure beats trying the limp and soggy routine! Thankfully, the cats never repeat any swear words that may slip, but they do run when I poke myself, so I have to be careful!

    Thank you for the link to the spiral eye needles, I might be investing in a small pack, just to give it a shot! I learn more neat stuff on this board!

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    Luana I had the same proble. It's not you it's the needle. They are not all created equal. I had some singer needles. They were awful. All I got was shredding and broken thread. I bought a pkg of Fons and Porter needles from my LQS. Buy a good brand. I think John James makes them as well. Emily

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    I was not happy with the results when I tried it either>

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    Pattycakes - thanks for this. Brilliance! I've got a quilt waiting to have all the threads buried - I'll be trying this. I already use a tapestry or darning needle because they're so much easier to thread, but the loop bit is new to me.

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