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    Senior Member Rhaorth's Avatar
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    which do you do?

    I am debating if I want to knot this quilt I am working on (when it is done) or try quilting it.

    while I love the look of both, knotting is so much faster, and reminds me of my mom.

    Is a quilt still a quilt when it is knotted?

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    of course it is :)

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    I think a quilt is a "quilt" if it has a top layer, a back layer, and something "in between"

    Whether it is tied, hand quilted, or machine quilted does not affect/afflict that basic definition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray
    I think a quilt is a "quilt" if it has a top layer, a back layer, and something "in between"

    Whether it is tied, hand quilted, or machine quilted does not affect/afflict that basic definition.
    do SO agree, LOVE tied quilts esp with 4 oz batting, very sqishy and comforting.

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    Absolutely, it's still a quilt. And it's your quilt. Do what makes you happy.

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    Sure it's a quilt if it's tied! Just be sure you use a batting that is good for tied quilts. You probably want a batting needlepunched through scrim, as that will be stable in a tied quilt.

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    Heck YEAH it's a quilt!

    Do what you love. Do what makes you happy.

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    I tied one with the idea that I could one day undo the ties and quilt it if I wanted too. After a 1 1/2 yrs I've found that I like it's softness, so it's still tied!

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    i tie the ones i do for hospice but baby quilt i quilt just do what you like

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    you can do what you want

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    It's a matter of preference. I prefer quilted not tyed but those are the types of old quilts I grew up with the were all quilted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3incollege
    you can do what you want
    I agree. Your quilt, your decision. Unless you are hand quilting, however, tying is not necessarily any faster. Babies (and parrots) often untie tied quilts, which may cause problems later. When I want a quick quilt, I do machine quilting in a box pattern: Row A -> RowB <-, then do up and down rows, maybe 4-6" apart. another way to go, if you have a machine with pattern stitches is to do a gridwork of "tacks". My Janome is set up to do those in a Star pattern.*. Some people finish their quilts with machine-sewn buttons. This is not a wise thing for a baby quilt, however.

    Our guild show has one category for any tied quilts, I think with the assumption that they are inferior. I disagree but some quilters are very snobbish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie
    I tied one with the idea that I could one day undo the ties and quilt it if I wanted too. After a 1 1/2 yrs I've found that I like it's softness, so it's still tied!
    this is what I was thinking, I can always quilt it later and untie the knots after it is quilted :)

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