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    Super Member EagarBeez's Avatar
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    Does anyone else tie their quilts or just me?

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    I started just tying. And I still tie throw quilts. I like the old timey look the tying gives. I've seen lots of full size quilts tied. There is nothing wrong with it. Just a matter of preverence.

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    I love a tied couch throw, car blanket or baby quilt. Depending on the block pattern used occasionally I'll tie a larger quilt. Or if it's a heavier fabric like cords or denim. On larger quilts string blocks, 4 patches, 9 patches (simple) look great tied.

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    I have tied lots of quilts. I love double batting in tied quilts for a really warm and cuddly quilt. They just seem softer. The tied quilts seem to ware out faster than quilted quilts but the softness is worth it. I quilt most of my quilts with a Tin Lizzie 18 but the quilt I use on my bed is tied.

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    I occasionally tie the mini quilts especially the scrappy or 9 - patch ones.

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    I tie my quilts if it's more of a utility quilt, I like having it finished quickly, and frankly, some patterns just call for tying.

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    i tye my lap quilts and hand quilt others, havent learned the machine quilting thingy yet,

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    I do! I tied my very first quilt. I'm planning on tieing a lap quilt I'm doing for my mom, too.

    I agree with MaryStoaks, tied quilts seem softer.

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    I do occasionally - I like sleeping under a tied quilt with thicker batt in the winter.

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    Nope I don't tie. Personally I don't like the "looks" of them. It's all about preference.

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    Depends on the quilt. But I have tied many.

    This past spring a few of us got together and tied two antique quilts that would not lay really flat, and they had been hand pieced so didn't want to ruin the integrity so we hand tied.

    Tying is many times a great alternative to hand or machine quilting. Don't listen to anyone that says tying is not quilting. It is definitely a form of quilting.

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    I tie T-Shirt quilts. There is no way I could hand quilt through all those layers (T-shirt plus fusible interfacing batting and backing) and the T-Shirt quilts I made were way too heavy to try and machine quilt on my domestic machine.

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    I have tied lots of quilts for charity. It isn't my favorite method and I am always afraid to tie a quilt for an infant. It is sad, but many people don't appreciate a tied quilt like a quilted quilt. At least that has been my experience.

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    YES!!!

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    When I started quilting I tied everything and thought I'd never want to hand quilt (wrong - I find it relaxing and enjoy it). Our guild ties all our charity quilts. I like the look of it, somehow it's old-fashioned and cozy looking.

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    I just helped my Grandma tie hers. She was doing her first quilt, and got a little discouraged how long it was taking, so we tied it! I am so proud of her for finishing it, and she is tickled to have it done. I really like it too, was a good one to be tied!

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    I would like to. I have heard you need a special needle which I seem to be unable to find :(

    Could anyone direct me in the right direction for finding a needle that will allow me to tie with yarn?

    Thank you so much

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    Most of my quilts have been tied, I have quilted a few though.

    Conniequilts- I use a curved needle when I tie.

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    I like the old timey look of tied quilts too and sometimes add ties to part of the quilt to evoke that feel. Also when I teach a newbie to quilt I often encourage them tie their first quilt project especially if they are a child. Curently I am making a quilt that I will tie an odd assortment of old buttons too, one in the center of each block. My son's fiancee's mother only ties all her quilts and I have heard of other people. Maybe not as common but you are not the only one.

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    I haven't yet but I want to do a scrappy quilt and tie it. I see so many quilts tied on old westerns and old movies and most of them are scrappy and tied. Really don't know why I haven't tied a quilt yet, they really look vintage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pocoellie
    Most of my quilts have been tied, I have quilted a few though.

    Conniequilts- I use a curved needle when I tie.
    Thank you!

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    I like tied quilts but not entirely sure how to do them so I haven't tried it yet.

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    Just finished tieing a small nine patch quilt thats for charity. It will be for a wheelchair senior citizen. Have to do the binding yet. Will post piture later

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    I tie all of mine but only because I really don't know how to do it any other way. I absolutely love some the the quilts our members show, that have been maching quilted. Beautiful!

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    I am making a layer cake lap quilt for my mom for Christmas and am going to tie it. I quilt some, and tie some.

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