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Machine quilting not that great.

Machine quilting not that great.

Old 08-25-2019, 12:23 PM
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Default Machine quilting not that great.

I have a machine that you can take a few stitches and it ties the threads, I guess, either that or just makes a bunch of threads. Can I use that to ties off my stitches on a quilt? Probably not?
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Old 08-25-2019, 02:18 PM
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Some use the knot feature on their machine and other take several tiny stitches and the go. I prefer to hand tie my ends when machine quilting but you can use what works for you.
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Old 08-26-2019, 03:39 AM
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My machine free motion quilting isn't that great either, but I do fine with the walking foot. I've never tied a quilt by machine and actually don't like the look of tied quilts. I recommend Leah Day's Walking Foot Quilting book. It gave me great confidence and I got some ideas for making my machine quilting much better.
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Old 08-27-2019, 02:02 PM
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if you are doing FMQ, the only thing you have to do to fasten the threads is stitch several times in one spot. I used to leave long ends and then bury the threads but this work just as well and leaves only a tiny knot.
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Old 07-19-2020, 02:21 PM
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Thank you for the responses. One time I did leave threads and buried them later, it was tedious to say the least. Lately I go back forth a few times over the stitch, it does not make a knot, just kind of a thick spot, seems to work okay, probably never win a prize tho.
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Old 07-19-2020, 02:56 PM
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If you bury your threads as you go along, it makes it a bit less tedious.
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