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Old 11-15-2011, 04:48 AM
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I have some quilts that I want to tie instead of quilting and I was wondering what others use to tie them with. I have seen yarn, crochet thread and embrodiery floss. But want to know what others use and what they like to use best. Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:01 AM
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Pearl cotton used for crocheting. It is strong, comes in many colors and is slender enough it disappears into the quilt.
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I've used embroidery floss that works quite well. It comes in many colors.
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Old 11-15-2011, 05:27 AM
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I've used yarn, embroidery floss and perle cotton. I like the perle cotton best. I also use the perle cotton to do "big stitch" quilting. Fun, fast and pretty.
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Originally Posted by dakotamaid View Post
Pearl cotton used for crocheting. It is strong, comes in many colors and is slender enough it disappears into the quilt.
This what I use too. My daughters love tied quilts. They are fluffy and soft for the start. Good Luck!
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I've only tied one quilt and I used embroidery floss. I put the ties on the back as the quilt is on my bed and my cats love strings.
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I have used many of the things already mentioned, but my favorite is baby yarn.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:12 AM
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I was taught by my grandma to use yarn and I love this but, I also like ebroidery floss especially for kids quilts. I have never tried the crochet thread but I am going to.
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I always use yarn.
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I use embroidery floss, make a dbl square knot
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