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Thread: No Knots in Hand Quilting

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    Senior Member Carol Wilson's Avatar
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    Just saw a great tip for those of us who like to hand quilt and not have problems hiding the knot at the back of your work.

    It is always a problem if you start with a knot to try and pull it through the back so as it does not show on the back of your quilt.

    When you start to hand quilt insert your needle and thread from the front of the quilt, leave at least half of the thread "dangling" while you continue to hand quilt, at the end "hide" your thread by weaving between the batting, now comes the magic bit, return to your tail of thread you left at the beginning and continue to hand quilt in the opposite direction ending again with hiding the thread in the batting.

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    I always tie a knot when I reach the end as well and pop it into the batting. I usually don't have much trouble with popping my knots.

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    Thanks, it really does work better that way. No tails to cut off. :thumbup:

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    I ONLY hand quilt I always did it that way I never knew there was any other way to hand quilt............silly me.

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    thanks for the hint

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    Thanks, Carol!! :)

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    WOW I had never heard of that tip and I hand quilt most of my quilts. Thanks alot, I'll have to try that.

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    Thanks for the great tip!

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    I had one teacher show us how to weave the end under and in among the first few stitches and the last few stitches. That way there is extra strength in holding the ends in addition to just the batting.

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    I am going to try that. I have a problem with my knots popping out when I am done. My hand quilted quilts are generally to be used so have to hold together.

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