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Thread: When machine quilting what is the best way to tie off

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    When you are using a regular machine and are stopping and starting your quilting, because of using several patterns, what is the best way to tie off.

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    Leah Day just had a great blog about that. Here...
    http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.c...g-threads.html

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    I just watched the video; thanks for posting the link!

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    1) :shock:
    2) I didn't know you could pull the bobbin thread to the top on the ending pieces. I do it on the starting ones, but didn't know I could just poke it and the end piece would pop up so nicely
    3) I can't wait to try this!

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    Thanks for sharing that video.

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    I start out and end with a stitch length of about .5 or as small as you can get without "0" for about 1/4". If you've ever had to try to pick those out, you know they aren't easy to get out, so will be secure. You won't have to tie off and bury them.

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    The class I went to with Paula (the one who does all of Alex Anderson's quilts) taught us to just start at about .5 and take 3 or 4 stitches at the beginning and the end. I didn't know about the rethreading and pulling it into the batting. I guess you can go either way...don't know what the quilting police say...not sure I care either... :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04
    I start out and end with a stitch length of about .5 or as small as you can get without "0" for about 1/4". If you've ever had to try to pick those out, you know they aren't easy to get out, so will be secure. You won't have to tie off and bury them.
    I learned this, too, from a quilting instructor. It works very well.

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