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Which end of thread off spool should be knotted??

Old 03-11-2018, 08:17 AM
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I read somewhere long ago that the end of the thread you knot can control the "fraying" of the thread. Anyone know which is the proper end to knot off a spool of quilting thread - the first end pulled off or the end you cut from spool??? Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-11-2018, 08:25 AM
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i don't know if i'm right or not, but i always knot the end that came off the spool first
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Old 03-11-2018, 08:28 AM
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I read that with the way the thread is now manufactured it doesn't make any difference. I can't tell any difference.
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Old 03-11-2018, 08:31 AM
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You should knot the end you cut from the spool. It doesn't matter too much for most threads nowadays, but there are definitely some where it makes a difference.
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I thread the needle off the spool and knot where I cut the thread.
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Old 03-11-2018, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by joe'smom View Post
I thread the needle off the spool and knot where I cut the thread.
Yes, I do it this way also. Some threads are a little "springier" and tend to tangle more for me the closer they get down to the spool. I do have beeswax to run the thread through if it starts to misbehave.
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Thank you all for your responses!
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Old 03-11-2018, 09:56 AM
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I have read that by knotting the cut end you will be pulling the thread through the fabric with the twist so it frays less, (but I think the information may be out of date and most modern threads don't care).
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by joe'smom View Post
I thread the needle off the spool and knot where I cut the thread.
this is best for me.
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I always thread the end that 1st comes off the spool.
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