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Does anyone tie quilts anymore?

Old 01-21-2015, 02:28 PM
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bee3. Here are 2 pictures of the last two quilts I tied. My daughters t shirt quilt and My great niece to be piggy quilt the third one is one I just helped my daughter make for her boyfriend's new baby niece. .
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Old 01-21-2015, 02:34 PM
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Billi, i love your quilts, so comfy looking !
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Old 01-21-2015, 06:53 PM
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Billi, love the quilts. I started on this quilting journey when I was a kid, so I tied my first 20 or so. when i was about 18, someone told me I wasn't quilting if I tied it. (this from a quilt store owner) so at that point, I started hand quilting. I've sent 3 out to be machine done, and I machine quilted 3 myself. but i'm a hand quilter. I'd love to tie a quilt again. and this topic just made me want to do one again. I think ill need to make a quilt to tie.
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Old 01-21-2015, 07:39 PM
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I will occasionally tie quilts depending on the batting loft . I do find them warmer than machine quilted quilts and like the look.
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:40 PM
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I put ties in prayer quilts, then the knots are tied by members of the church as they say a prayer for the recipient. For home use, I tied a quilt on the back - I needed it held together and the machine I had then wouldn't quilt. I preferred not to have the tie ends show on the front. It looks good - the slight puff from the batting, but no strings.
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Old 01-21-2015, 10:20 PM
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I tied 2 quilts a couple of years ago when I was in a tiny studio apartment and had no room for a table to hold the bed quilts for machine quilting. made the quilts for my nephew's bunk beds (he loved them). now that I have more room to work with, I'll probably stick to the machine quilting - nothing fancy yet - just stippling and stitch in the ditch.
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Old 01-22-2015, 02:21 AM
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Nanny, your french general quilt is beautiful
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Old 01-22-2015, 02:23 AM
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irishrose2, I would love to make a prayer quilt
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Old 01-22-2015, 03:47 AM
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I think a tied quilt is softer than a machine quilt. Seems some of the machine quilts are so heavily sewn they look like cardboard.
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Old 01-22-2015, 04:11 AM
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Anyone else learn to "speed tie"? I am not really sure I can explain but basically, you tie one and then without cutting, go to the next spot, put the needle in and tie and go to the next spot. You end up with a grid of yarn/thread atop that you clip in the middle of each and all done.

Also, years ago at a church quilt day the ladies did "inside-skip-the-tie". Again, hard to explain. The needle went in through the fabric and came back up the same as if gonna tie but instead went in and up again then in again but this time only into the middle of the sandwich. From here you went to your next tie spot, came up and did another "inside-skip-the-tie" knot. I always wondered how this type held up with years of washing; if the connecting strings inside snapped or tightened and made the "quilt" bunchy.
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