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    Can someone Please help me with the Turkey Track Pattern i saw a Tut.on it but i just don't understand how does work i want to do a throw with this stich if i can get help.Thanks in advance :?:

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    Where did you get your block? From Quilter's Cache? If so, did you also get the paperpiecing patterns?

    What exactly is the problem you are having?

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    In my part of the world it is called 'fly' stitch that is if you are talking about a hand embroidery stitch which I saw once on a thread here, it was exactly the same IMHO, used randomly or in a line as a quilting pattern for an all over design on your quilt, I am sure you will find more info on it if you go to the top of the page and hit search, you can enter in 'Turkey Tracks Stitch.'

    Gal

    Ooooops, I have just re-read your post and think now perhaps you are talking about a pattern, not a stitch, sorry my mistake! :oops: However the 'Turkey Tracks Stitch' is a lot of fun, check it out, if you have not seen it before!

    Now I'm confused, I think you mean a stitch after all, sorry, just a senior moment, and I am trying to be helpful!

    :) :)

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    I was in the search place up above.The lady Nanabirdmo have it there it called:

    Turkey Track
    Crows Feet
    Lazy Daisey stich

    I'm so sorry for not making myself clear but would love to learn this i can do Embroidery work but can't get the hang of this one i wanted to do this on a throw i unsally tied them but love this so much but i don't no how to get this started on my throw.
    Oh Gal,i also have those seniors momets and you are helpful Sweetie Thanks(:)

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    :) :) Glad you have found it, I haven't actually tried it on a quilt yet, only in my embroidery, but I intend to as I love it! I would like to see what it looks like on the back of a quilt, I am thinking the thread is hidden/buried between each stitch, am I right or else you would have a lot of odd looking stitches going all over the place on the back of the quilt! I wonder if anyone using this method could show us what the back looks like? I think it is so quaint and am just waiting for the right quilt to try it out on!

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    I use french knots to tie, they look pretty.

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    Carol, when you go from knot to knot do you go right the way through to the back of the quilt with your stitch?

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    Oh i can't hardy wait for Carol to answer that's what i wonder about(:)

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    have you checked out this?

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-26051-1.htm
    or how about this
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-1753-1.htm

    If you keep reading through the posts on either thread they give more detail about how this is done! You only go through all layers once.

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    I generally use a french knot with a crazy/scrappy quilt. Make a knot as usual and run your needle through the batting.

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    What i really don't understand is how to start and how to get to the next stich.Kinda dumb aren't i but i'm a hands on learning person as in if i see you do it then i got it.Sorry(:)

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    I've never used this method, but I think you could pop your knot into the batting when starting as always when hand quilting, then make the stitch as shown in this video, but instead of taking that last stitch all the way through to the back, just run it through the batting to the next spot you want to make a flystitch. Hope I'm right, and not misleading you, anyway here's a little youtube video on the fly stitch. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF90YGbrmMg

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    Okay, let me try a verbal description.

    1. You are going to make a knot in the end of your thread. The knot should be small. Make a loop in the end of your thread and pass the end through the loop. Pull it tight. If you clip the tail end, leave about a quarter of an inch tail.

    If you're like me, until I started quilting, I made a end knot by making the loop around my index finger then rolling it off with my thumb then pulling the knot tight. This makes a big lumpy knot, not the kind you want for quilting.

    2. Next you are going to insert your needle through the top only of the quilt about 1" away from where you start. Push the needle through the middle of the quilt and come up where you want to start.

    3. Pull your thread until the knot sits on top of your starting place.

    4. Holding on to the quilt near the knot, gently pull the needle (or trailing thread) until the knot pops through into the bat.

    Voila! You've started. When you end, you make the same type of knot, put in your last stitch between layers. Slide needle through bat and come up about an inch away. When thread has come through, hold the quilt and gently pull the needle until the knot pos through into the bat.

    Hope this helps and hope it is clear. I'm like you, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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    Bury your knot between the top and backing in the batting the way quiltingnonnie described so well above.

    Where you come up with your needle will be the top of the left hand side of the V. Then decide where you want the top of the right hand side of the V to be. Put your needle down through all three layers at the point where the top of the right hand side of the V will be, holding the thread with the thumb of your left hand (if you're using the needle with your right) so that the thread is under your needle.

    Come up at the bottom of the V. Make an anchor stitch at the bottom of the V but don't go through all three layers, carry your thread through the batting. Come up where you want the top of the left hand stitch to be and repeat.

    The only time you go through all three layers is when you are making the right hand side of the V. The back of the quilt will just have one single stitch( where you make the right handside of V) as you are carrying the thread through the batting when you finish one stitch (anchor) and move to start the next one.

    Hope this helps.

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    Thank You,thank you now i think i got it.Blessings to all of you for the help(:)

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    Thanks for the info can't wait to try and I have a quilt that is already. Yes!

    Sandra

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