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Does anyone tie quilts anymore?

Old 01-22-2015, 07:37 AM
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I tie most of mine. The tide in our area has changed in that the new brides want the old fashioned look. By the way, I was born and raised in MD
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:36 AM
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yobrosew, speed tie is the only way to tie, as far as I'm concerned, but didn't realize it had a "name".
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Old 01-22-2015, 10:17 AM
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Love this quilt. May have to recreate for my DGD. She loves grays and pinks and if tied I believe would work great. Beautiful job!
Originally Posted by Nanny's dollface View Post
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 01-22-2015, 10:51 AM
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I tie some of my quilts if I want a softer look. I tie mostly baby quilts but some just ask to be tied while others look so much better quilted. I tied the lap quilt, the only quilt I have kept for myself and it is several years old and has held up as good as any quilted quilt.
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Old 01-22-2015, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by bee3 View Post
Nanny, your french general quilt is beautiful
I agree. Very pretty!
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Old 01-22-2015, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by dd View Post
I didn't think that was done much anymore but I just had a woman approach me about tying a quilt for her. She said she had a woman who would tie her quilts for $25. I told her that was a steal and she should call her again. I can't imagine tying a quilt for $25 but not sure what I would charge either. I haven't seen a tied quilt in years. Does anyone still do that? These are wedding quilts for her grandchildren so I'm assuming they are big enough for a bed.
Yes i still tie quilts. I tie a lot of my grand kids quilts because I know they will be washed a lot and used more. I hand quilt special quilts for my married children and sisters.
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:16 PM
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I really prefer tying all my quilts...I love the finished old fashioned look it gives
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Old 01-22-2015, 11:02 PM
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I've tied one completely and then another tied and handquilted. The rest machine quilted. I have a string top, basted with quite thick batting, it is an absolute nightmare to put under my machine. I am thinking as it's been on the 'backburner' so long, maybe I should tie it. A couple of times I've overheard others say that a tied quilt isn't really a 'proper' quilt.....I am beginning to think 'they' were wrong. Thanks fellow quilters, I think Rachel's string quilt is going to be tied.
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Old 01-23-2015, 04:46 AM
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I love tied quilts. They drape better and are softer. I have started tieing all my larger quilts. $25 to tie a quilt large enough for a bed seems cheap.
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:40 AM
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Last night I babysat my 2 year old granddaughter and her blanket of choice she brought along was the flannel quilt I tied for her Mom forty years ago. It's flannel on both sides and has a thin blanket as batting. I had tied it about 6 inches apart and it has been washed sooooooooo-many times. It's barely faded, ties have held up fine and can't see hardly any wear on it. It was tied with regular yarn. I do believe the flannel was better years ago and I think a tied quilt is a softer quilt. For that reason I still tie charity baby/kids. All a matter of choice.
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