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Thread: what should I use to tie

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    Senior Member hannajo's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigix12
    I used to tie but now I bar tack...it does the same keeps the batting in place and I like it because there are no ties for the babies to possibky get loose and choke on.
    Just a thought....
    What is bar tack? Another newbie here...

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    Bar Tack is when you zigzag in one place to form a tack (tie). You lower your stitch length, set your zigzag and go back and forth a few times. I do the whole quilt (baby size) and then cut the threads.

    Happy Quilting.

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    When tieing a baby quilt the only thing to not use is Yarn
    For some reason it comes untied easier than threads and can be easily swallowed and cause breathing problems. I have always used emb. thread, but pearl cotton works too. My grandmother used pearl cotton of some kind of cotton crochet thread and hers are still together.

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    I've used most everything. I've also used the 1/16, 1/8, and 1/4" satin ribbon to coordinate with the quilt.

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    I used to tie,now I use my fancy stitches on my machine,the delicate ones, and just spot one around. make sense?

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    I have cut very thin strips of the quilt fabric and pulled it through with an embroidery needle and then tied it off with a thorough knot.

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    If you bar tack (just a couple of zig zags) down the yarn or perle cotton, the tie cannot come loose and hurt the baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jolo
    I used to tie,now I use my fancy stitches on my machine,the delicate ones, and just spot one around. make sense?
    I do this too. It would be safer on a baby quilt. I have one that looks like a little star, but a little pearl buttonhole works well too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gigix12
    I used to tie but now I bar tack...it does the same keeps the batting in place and I like it because there are no ties for the babies to possibky get loose and choke on.
    Just a thought....
    I do that too - or one repeat of a design like a snowflake or a flower, if your machine has that.

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    I don't tie, I use a star pattern on my machine and go to the interections and do a pattern, star, bear, tree, pony, etc. It works and is a lot easier than doing all the tying. Jan

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