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Old 04-06-2012, 12:52 PM
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Cool Quilt tying....need info

I have always tied quilts with yarn but some of them fuzz too much. Do any of you ladies have suggestions about what else to use and what is the best?

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Old 04-06-2012, 12:56 PM
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You can use crochet thread, embroidery floss will work . I have lots of crochet that i can sell you if you think you would like to try this.
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:17 PM
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Thank you, Sweetpea....I'll have to try that. My daughter crochets so maybe I can "borrow" some from her.....
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I have 'tacked' them in the corners....put stitch length on'zero' and forward and back two or three stitches. It worked well. I think one times I put the zig zag stitch on very small. That worked, too.
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Perle cotton is also excellent for tying quilts.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:30 PM
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I have tied many many quilts with doillie thread, called knit cro-shein. I have always used this, it was what my mother used as well. And yes, I was told that emboidery floss can be used. But not as accesable to me as the crochet thread is. I crochet too so I have ump teen rolls and when using it to tie a quilt it goes a long ways. Hope this helps, good luck on your choices.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:53 PM
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Our groups ties with crochet thread, doubled.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:54 PM
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Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
Perle cotton is also excellent for tying quilts.
I use perle cotton, too. How long are the tails left when you do yours? I think mine look too short, but I love the quilt. So soft!
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What size of crochet thread do you use ?
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I use perle cotton--the largest size available. It works great. I try to tie them so the ends are on the back, not on the front to spoil the quilt top itself. I guess that is why I have learned to bartack on the machine. It acts the same way by holding the layers together, but doesn't detract from the finished product. Use monofilament on the top and thread to match the backing.

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