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Thread: 1001 knots - well 166 - is this TOO MUCH???

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    Super Member SueSew's Avatar
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    Not being ready to do first FMQ on DD's quilt I did SITD then branched out around the square-in-square feature fabrics and did a kind of lattice around the main border and a single line around the outer border.
    By my calculations this comes to 166 knots which was NOT FUN.
    Does anybody else not into FMQ run into this problem? It took hours to bring each starting tail to the back and knot them and bury them, and pull the front ending tail to the back, knot them, and bury them. And with polyester fine thread, they keep wanting to pop up from their 'graves'...and the cheater-needle tends to frizz the poly...

    Up until now I have not done borders so I stitched edge-to-edge of the quilt, no prob.

    If anyone has any suggestions I would appreciate it. All I can think is, don't do this again!

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    wow- that does sound like a lot of work!
    i never deal with any of that-
    i am a long arm quilter- when i start i bring the bobbin thread to the top- hold the bottom and top thread with one hand- and take 3-4 tiny stitches- then start quilting- when i have moved away a few inches i stop and clip the threads at the quilt surface....that's all there is to it- when i am stopping i again bring the bottom thread to the top- a few in place tiny stitches- and clip---all done. I've quilted a couple hundred quilts- have not had any come undone.

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    That is a gorgeous quilt!!!

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    I also LA and do it just like ckcowl. When I quilted on my domestic using the feed dogs and walking foot I would startout with very very short stitch length, almost zero then slowly increase it up. When doing FMQ I tried to do the same, teeny tiny stitches to normal size stitching, unless I was doing something like a circle where I would just take a few overlapping stitches. Burying threads is very time consuming and a lot of work. I have heard of some people doing a drop of fray check as well but I myself have never done that.

    Gorgeous quilt BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    wow- that does sound like a lot of work!
    i never deal with any of that-
    i am a long arm quilter- when i start i bring the bobbin thread to the top- hold the bottom and top thread with one hand- and take 3-4 tiny stitches- then start quilting- when i have moved away a few inches i stop and clip the threads at the quilt surface....that's all there is to it- when i am stopping i again bring the bottom thread to the top- a few in place tiny stitches- and clip---all done. I've quilted a couple hundred quilts- have not had any come undone.
    I do this too.

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    truly a labor of love - pretty quilt!

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    WOW what a beautiful quilt, great job

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    Beautiful

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    wow- that does sound like a lot of work!
    i never deal with any of that-
    i am a long arm quilter- when i start i bring the bobbin thread to the top- hold the bottom and top thread with one hand- and take 3-4 tiny stitches- then start quilting- when i have moved away a few inches i stop and clip the threads at the quilt surface....that's all there is to it- when i am stopping i again bring the bottom thread to the top- a few in place tiny stitches- and clip---all done. I've quilted a couple hundred quilts- have not had any come undone.
    Yes I do that with cotton thread but you said you have trouble with the ends coming out after you bury them because of the type of thread. I would like to suggest you travel in the ditch from one point to the other so you have less stops and starts

    There are a lot of smart ladies on this board. Someone will be able to help you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic
    I also LA and do it just like ckcowl. When I quilted on my domestic using the feed dogs and walking foot I would startout with very very short stitch length, almost zero then slowly increase it up. When doing FMQ I tried to do the same, teeny tiny stitches to normal size stitching, unless I was doing something like a circle where I would just take a few overlapping stitches. Burying threads is very time consuming and a lot of work. I have heard of some people doing a drop of fray check as well but I myself have never done that.

    Gorgeous quilt BTW.
    I agree, and second the Gorgeous Quilt comment!

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