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Does anyone tie quilts anymore?

Old 01-23-2015, 08:58 AM
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The last one I didn't do. Is one im working on presently . the last pic is a oops posted. I will share once I get it finished.-thx
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Old 01-23-2015, 09:58 AM
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Here a 2 links to show you how to do the "international stitch" for tying quilts. It is really easy, goes fast, and you don't have to tie any knots. I have made a lot of quilts for charity using this stitch. I usually mark the quilt about 3" apart, use a doll making needle (long) and crochet cotton. This holds up extremely well in lots of washings and tough love.


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Old 01-23-2015, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
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 01-23-2015, 11:52 AM
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Oooooooh I love the inside out method of tying quilts. I will absolutely do that on my next quilt. Thanks for posting this.
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Old 01-23-2015, 03:16 PM
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I used to help my SIL tie her quilts (she called them comforters) that she made. Back then, an old blanket was usually in the middle instead of batting. We would lay it out on the floor and use yarn for the ties. It didn't have to be tied so closely, more to just keep the layers together. We did a running stitch and cut in between the stitches and then tied a double knot.
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Old 01-23-2015, 04:27 PM
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Our churcg group makes a number of baby quilts for a charity every year and we tie them because there a a few women who do not sew and this allows them to participate.
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Old 01-23-2015, 05:28 PM
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Sometimes I even turn the quilt over and tie the back. Then, you can't see the ties unless you look for them.
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:11 AM
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Here I always tie them. I have never had one that didn`t stay to tied unless the kids did it. Some of my sister-in-laws hand sewed quilts with a group of relatives. (called it a quilting Bee) I never had even stiches, even with all their encouragement, so I tied mine. I used yarn, or embroidering floss. several strands together. With 5 kids and more grand kids, they were washed a lot and always stayed together. I loved it so much I help out friends, since I had the frames, of course we never charged any thing, just having the adult company was good enough.

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Old 01-24-2015, 05:40 AM
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Lildinks thanks for all the pics, loved it. My mom had a blue, thick, puffy quilt tied with red when I was a kid. We would use that on the floor when making a "tent" in the basement. I like the tied quilts. I just can't imagine doing it for only $25. For my daughter's senior project in school she got donated fabric and batting and had a tying party at school. Then the quilts were donated.
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Old 01-24-2015, 02:26 PM
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I tie quilts, and hand quilt the really special ones. Most of the time I "let the quilt tell me what to do to it". I really like to tie baby quilts. I generally use yarn thinking it gives little fingers something to fidget with. I tie each piece three times. I match the yarn with the fabric used in the quilt. They hold up fine to washings and are easier to re-tie if they do come undone. I generally leave a 1-1.5" tail though.
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