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Latrinka 07-06-2012 04:36 AM

I don't think it makes it any less of a quilt. I started out cutting my fabrics by hand (didn't know about a rotary cutter), and made several patchwork quilts and tied them. My brother is using his as we speak, has had it for years, and it gets washed a couple times a year, and is holding up great! Oh, and I used DMC emb thread to tie mine.

lisalovesquilting 07-06-2012 06:44 AM

Originally Posted by Jackie Spencer (Post 5341722)
I love the idea of the French knots!!

Me too. But I wonder what it looks like on the back?

kellen46 07-06-2012 07:29 AM

Originally Posted by DebraK (Post 5340597)
Tying your quilt does not make it less of a quilt. I like DMC.

I do both and use crochet cotton to tie with. One thing I do with tied quilts is when done I put a drop of fabric glue on each knot. That way I know they are secure for life.

justflyingin 07-06-2012 07:43 AM

I have done a lot of tied quilts. I use a bent upholstery needle to get the initial Perle cotton through.

BrendaK 07-06-2012 08:09 AM

The first quilts I remember were tied. My Mom would use an old blanket for the batting and maybe a sheet for the top and the bottom. They were great and lasted a long time. She usually tied with yarn I like emb thread. I made a quilt for my DGS that was tied and he loves to play with the ties. The batting I used for my DGS's quilt was fleece, it worked out great. As been said I think that it's what ever you want to do. It's your quilt so you are the boss of it.Have fun and be sure to show us what you did. BrendaK

Pat of Abington 07-06-2012 08:11 AM

I have tied a quilt 2 different ways. The first one was tied with embroidery floss. About 8 or 9 years ago I made quilts for my 2 grandsons and my sister, who has been quilting for many years, suggested that I use the stitch on my machine for sewing on buttons. It locks the stitches at the beginning and at the end and was much quicker than I could have done by hand. The boys have had them since and except for wear from being used everywhere and anywhere, they are still holding up quite well.

SewExtremeSeams 07-06-2012 09:26 AM

Did you notice the 4th quilt here that she posted?


It looks like a real quilt to me. :)

Pattylynn 07-06-2012 09:31 AM

Like the others, I have tied several quilts. I love them! They are fast and easy, or slow and hard depending upon how much time you have to spend on one. In a pinch, I have created a tied quilt in an afternoon.

Any quilt you create is a gift of love.

EvelynJ 07-06-2012 10:35 AM

I've used yarn to tie my cousin's baby quilt. And I have just recently used regular thread on my sewing machine and just made lines for my "quilt" projects. I figure it is my creation, made with love and care. It's really up to the individual doing the work, in my opinion.

carolynjo 07-06-2012 11:54 AM

Our ancestors had no choice but to tie their quilts and they deeded many quilts for warmth. Some of those quilts received very rough wear and held up for years. A few have survived and they were pretty as well as serviceable. A quilt sandwich is a quilt, regardless of how the layers are secured. Enjoy tying those quilts and getting them used.

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