Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Quilting question...

  1. #1
    Super Member mollymct's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    MS
    Posts
    2,347
    When you quilt, how do you move from place to place (assuming you are not FMQ, but SID). I am rephrasing my earlier question! Do you have to cut the top and bottom thread at the end of each line before moving to the new starting place? I feel like I'm wasting a lot of thread!

  2. #2
    Power Poster erstan947's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Louisiana
    Posts
    12,168
    Blog Entries
    47
    I'm a novice but I cut my thread when I'm thru with a line when I stitch in the ditch.

  3. #3
    Super Member donnajean's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Holland, PA
    Posts
    4,320
    When you have to stop when a quilting line has ended, you need to secure the stitching by backspacing a couple tiny stitches. You then cut your thread before moving to the next stitching area. It helps to cut both top & bottom threads (at the fabric) as you go as it saves looking for tails to cut later on. When starting again, secure the stitching with a backspace or two before continuing on. I cut those tails after I have gone a couple inches. It's like cleaning up as you go.

  4. #4
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,079
    Blog Entries
    1
    I don't stop and cut after SID each section. I do a locking stitch, stitch, locking stitch and then move to the next area. I do all of the cutting when I am finished :D:D:D
    (unless there is going to be a gap bigger than 5 or 6 inches :wink: )

  5. #5
    Power Poster sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,405
    Blog Entries
    10
    I do a couple locking stitches, cit and move on :thumbup: But mine never end close together :wink:

  6. #6
    Senior Member crashnquilt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Lebanon, Missouri
    Posts
    607
    If you are doing SID, you should first figure your sewing path to not have too many stops and starts.

  7. #7
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    15,687
    Blog Entries
    1
    I SID and I snip the stitches at the end of each line because I start at the top of the next line. If I didn't cut them, I would have LONG strands of excess. Thread's too expensive.

  8. #8
    ganny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    McLoud, Oklahoma
    Posts
    431
    Blog Entries
    1
    What is FMQ and SID? Still learning the lingo.

  9. #9
    Super Member coastienest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Northeasten PA
    Posts
    1,559
    Quote Originally Posted by ganny
    What is FMQ and SID? Still learning the lingo.
    FMG is Free motion quilting and SID is Stitch in the ditch
    Don't worry. I'm still learning it all too !!!!

  10. #10
    Super Member mollymct's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    MS
    Posts
    2,347
    FMQ--free motion quilting??
    SID--stitch in the ditch, or in my case--in the vicinity of the ditch!!

    How do I pull the bobbin thread through to the top? I've tried with no success yet?

  11. #11
    Super Member C.Cal Quilt Girl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Central Ca
    Posts
    2,619
    I leave a 3-4 inch tail starting or ending and pull gently on the top thread, bottom loop should show, hook it and pull up, If you go backwards and forwards a couple of stitches all normally stays in place w/no need to tie off. :)

  12. #12
    ganny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    McLoud, Oklahoma
    Posts
    431
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by mollymct
    FMQ--free motion quilting??
    SID--stitch in the ditch, or in my case--in the vicinity of the ditch!!

    How do I pull the bobbin thread through to the top? I've tried with no success yet?
    I hand quilt - that's why I did not know. SIVD? :-P

  13. #13
    Super Member mollymct's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    MS
    Posts
    2,347
    That's right, Linda!! Thank goodness I'm not a perfectionist!! I'd be yanking my hair out!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.