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Old 07-06-2012, 11:55 AM
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I tie all my quilts..but the reason for that is.. we are using them as snuggle type quilts. The ones the are LA'ed feel like U-Haul mats.. stiff and not as soft. I do like the looks of both types. The quilt my grandma made for me.. is 34 years old..and it was tied only. I also use yarn (as did my grandma)
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Old 07-06-2012, 12:02 PM
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Perle cotton or crochet thread and surgeon's knots. These will NOT come out EVER! Makes for nice soft cuddly quilts.
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Old 07-06-2012, 01:35 PM
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I have several tied quilts that have been in use for over 30 years. They are usually washed at least 3 times a year. A few threads have come undone, but it is no trick to re-knot where they came out. I use perle cotton to tie. I usually use two strands, because I like the look. Have a crazy quilt almost ready to post.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:31 PM
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I remember my very first quilt I owned, not made was tied. I loved it, actually to young as a child to know there was a difference. It held up for years! I remember it wasn't to fancy. Red and green squares and tied with yarn. but nontheless, I loved it because it was my own blanket. In my years of blankets I've done both, tied and quilted. I have to say my fave it tying. But then, I don't quilt so well, I have a hard time keeping the batting and backing straight and smooth. I'll learn oneday I suppose.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:39 PM
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I prefer crochet thread.
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Old 07-06-2012, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by mythreesuns View Post
I tie all my quilts..but the reason for that is.. we are using them as snuggle typequilts. The ones the are LA'ed feel like U-Haul mats.. stiff and not as soft. )
ROFL U-Haul mats! I think you made a point. When we went camping we took many quilts. DD 15 brought a extra wide and extra long twin that was tied. everyone was stealing it because it was so soft and just seemed warmer. It had warm and natural batting just like the ones that were machine quilted. It just seems to drape nicer if it is tied or even only lightly hand quilted.
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:46 PM
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I have tied reversible table runners specifically so that I could incorporate beads onto one side. Adds so much glitz and dimension without any extra work... and who can argue with that???!!
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Old 07-06-2012, 06:50 PM
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thanks for starting this thread. I would like to learn how to tie quilt.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:19 PM
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I either tie my quilts with crochet thread or mac fine quilt them. Pattern of the quilt top and the batting used combined help me to decide which method is best. For a larger quilt, I prefer the quilt as you go method.
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Old 07-06-2012, 07:29 PM
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I tied a Tie Quilt for a friend. It turned out gorgeous. I used Embrodiery thread too. Nothing wrong with it.
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