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Old 08-07-2020, 11:08 AM
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I just finished the top, it's pinned to batting and backing and now I want to tie it from the back. I think the tails of the knots would be too much if I tied the front. How do i do it from the back? Yes, I'm a newbie...
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Old 08-07-2020, 12:24 PM
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I tied a Trip Around the World with the knots on the back. Because I wanted to tie at intersections, I put a pin in the front where I wanted a tie. Turned it over and tied from the back. I like the smooth look.
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Old 08-07-2020, 01:36 PM
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You can also bury the ends under the fabric for an inch or so and the pull slightly and cut with a slightly less than 1" end and the end will go into the batting where it usually stays.
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Old 08-07-2020, 05:18 PM
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I've never heard of this or seen this ever! Thanks teaching me something new. I'm going to try it soon!
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Old 08-07-2020, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Iceblossom View Post
You can also bury the ends under the fabric for an inch or so and the pull slightly and cut with a slightly less than 1" end and the end will go into the batting where it usually stays.
That's a great idea. I've never heard of anyone burying the ends of a tied quilt. I think I would like that a lot. Thanks for the idea.
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Thanks for this suggestion, as I have wanted to tie a quilt but didn't want all the ties on top for one of the cats to think it's a new toy or food.
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Originally Posted by Irishrose2 View Post
I tied a Trip Around the World with the knots on the back. Because I wanted to tie at intersections, I put a pin in the front where I wanted a tie. Turned it over and tied from the back. I like the smooth look.
yep, that's what I do. Long pins work best.
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Leave the original ends long enough so you can thread them and stick them down too -- it does use up a lot of thread! I'd recommend something like a ball of fine crochet thread (embroidery floss weight).

Make a wavy motion with your needle inside your batting to basically make a couple of stitches. Depending on how far apart your ties are and whether your thread can be seen or not, you can go a couple of inches, surface/take your stitch, double-knot and then go back in again to the next one/bury threads.

Here's a closeup picture of my "Ugly Tie" quilt, some ten years of hard teen aged use and washing on it after I made it. You can see my big "invisible" stitches (I probably actually used dental floss -- 2nd thought it was leftover heavy duty upholstery thread) in the corners, but not so much the ones in the middle.
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