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bury knots or backstitch?

Old 01-29-2016, 11:10 AM
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Depends... on the Bernina I back stitch and trim close. On the long arm I stitch in place, cut long and bury long both back and front with an easy thread needle. Knots? No thanks.
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Old 01-29-2016, 12:29 PM
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I've done it all on the quilt I'm quilting now.
When I finish, I'm going to wash it to see how all method hold up. This way I'll be able to choose which is best for future quilts. Sorry, I'm not helpful.
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Old 01-29-2016, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Cam's gram View Post
I do both - what the quilt is for determines which one I do.
Same here.
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Old 01-29-2016, 02:18 PM
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Pull the bobbin thread and spool thread to the same side, knot the two and then bury the ends with a big eye needle. Many would find this tedious but I find it relaxing and I like the look.
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Old 01-29-2016, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by osewme View Post
I back stitch.

Me, too. I just cannot face knotting and burying all those threads.

That said, my quilts are just...well, quilts I make. I've given a few and will make and give others. But they aren't show quilts; I don't enter them anywhere and never will, I'm sure. My quiltmaking is mainly something I do as a hobby, as therapy sometimes (when I get broody or anxious), and because I've always sewed, have the time, and can.
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Old 01-29-2016, 08:53 PM
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I also knot and bury. It's how I "learned" at my first class, and just the way I'm comfortable doing it.
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Old 01-29-2016, 09:19 PM
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This has been an interesting question, and I have enjoyed reading the responses.

Thanks everyone.
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by MadQuilter View Post
I start and end with about 5 tiny stitches and trim the thread.
This is what I do too.

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Old 01-30-2016, 07:05 PM
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If I am starting where the binding will hide my start, I'll go back and forth, otherwise I always tie and bury my knots. Using a self-threading needle makes it so very simple! When I first got my longarm, I was taught to take little stitches or go back and forth, but I found that it looked crappy to me and it came apart. Tying is very quick and much more permanent for me - I have to pull really hard to remove the knot when I have to remove the stitches!

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