Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Tie vs stitch >

Tie vs stitch

Tie vs stitch

Old 07-07-2012, 03:04 AM
  #51  
Power Poster
 
miriam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 15,508
Default

http://www.quiltingboard.com/main-f1...ng-t34074.html
topic has been discussed before
miriam is offline  
Old 07-07-2012, 04:31 AM
  #52  
Senior Member
 
rural01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Arkansas Ozarks
Posts: 425
Default

My very first quilt was tied, a twin sized one. It was alternating squares of yellow and white gingham with plain white, trimmed in eyelet lace. I tied yellow yarn in the corners to secure them. I made it for my daughter when she was a baby. I still have it, folded across the back of the rocking chair I used while nursing about 33 years ago. When my son was born I made a matching baby quilt, except that I quilted a heart into the white squares. I use it as a desser scarf in the same room. Hah, it took me another 25 years before I made another quilt. Now I'm hooked and will always be a quilter.
rural01 is offline  
Old 07-07-2012, 04:54 AM
  #53  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 763
Default

I have quilts that have been washed many times. Some are 30 years old and the knots still hold. I, too loke puffy quilts.
Clarice29 is offline  
Old 07-07-2012, 04:56 AM
  #54  
Super Member
 
SewExtremeSeams's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 7,741
Default

My DH (when he was a teen and as an adult) and his Dad used to help his Mom tie the quilts she made. They made a simple break down frame out of 1 x 2 boards and just rested it on furniture while they tied it, then broke it down and stored it until next time. He has lots of loving memories and good times with his folks. All of his Mother's family loved her simple quilts. They were made out of any cloth availabe including worn out polyester clothing.
SewExtremeSeams is offline  
Old 07-07-2012, 05:14 AM
  #55  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 345
Default I tie my quilts

I always tie my quilts. I have been doing quilts for probably 40 years since my first ones and they hold up very well with no problems. I use yarn that complements the quilt and tie every 4-6 inches or so. I use a needle that has an eye large enough to pull the yarn through. I put the king sized quilts on 2"x2"x8' boards with C clamps at all corners and then attach the quilt with tack pins all around. I balance all four corners on my chairs. I begin tying around the quilt as far in as I can reach and roll the quilt from both ends as I complete a section. When done I finish with the binding. THhe quilts I have been doing lately are King sized for my adult kids and their spouses as well as grandchildren. My oldest granddaughters response (she is 18) when she saw her quilt was Oh I love these little ties! And I was worried they would not like it that way. I do not use wool yarn I use synthetic yarn that I purchased at Joann Fabrics and that keeps its shape and is colorfast.

Last edited by WMD926; 07-07-2012 at 05:16 AM.
WMD926 is offline  
Old 07-07-2012, 05:34 AM
  #56  
Super Member
 
EagarBeez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eagar, Arizona
Posts: 1,646
Default

I tie all my quilts. I love the look. The family members I have given them to tell me that they stand up to the washings. Sending my quilts out would be too expensive, especially since they are used every day. I also love the softness. I use pearl cotton,embroidery thread. I never have used wool, it seems to fray after washing
EagarBeez is offline  
Old 07-07-2012, 07:59 AM
  #57  
Super Member
 
wendiq's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: No. California
Posts: 2,131
Default

Originally Posted by peckish View Post
i think it's a matter of personal preference, and a tied quilt does not make it less of a quilt. This gets into quilt police territory, imo. If anyone tells you it's not a "real" quilt, just turn and walk away, lol. The only opinion that counts is yours.

I've always been more a fan of quilting vs tying, but i saw a quilt that kaffe fassett did that was tied with french knots - and it was drop-dead gorgeous. Now i'm contemplating which one of my unfinished tops i should tie with french knots! Lol!
what is "a french knot", please?
wendiq is offline  
Old 07-07-2012, 08:02 AM
  #58  
Power Poster
 
miriam's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 15,508
Default

I use wool yarn. It shrinks and looks funny but it stays tied.
miriam is offline  
Old 07-07-2012, 08:23 AM
  #59  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Martinsville, Indiana
Posts: 1,430
Default

This is going to date me for sure, but I'd like to tell my story about my first quilt. I saw some red, white, & blue fabric with 1776/1976 on it and decided to make a quilt for my son. Of course it was in 1976, and I didn't know anyone that was quilting at the time. I knew that my mother had quilted in the past. Well, I cut red, white, and blue squares and used some of the special fabric that I saw and made it into a quilt and TIED it. I was so pleased with my success that I showed it to an older neighbor woman. She pointed out that since I had TIED it and not QUILTED it, that it was NOT A QUILT but a COMFORTER instead! My first encounter with THE QUILT POLICE!!!!! Another neighbor told me not to listen and that it was indeed a quilt. I happly dismissed what the first woman had told me. A quilt is a quilt whether it is tied or quilted as far as I am concerned.
Janis is offline  
Old 07-07-2012, 08:34 AM
  #60  
Super Member
 
wendiq's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: No. California
Posts: 2,131
Default

I am making a quilt that I think will be hard to quilt so am seriously considering the tie option. Most of my friends go "yuck", but I'm still inclined to do it. Just not sure how or what to use. I'm enjoying all the comments here....
wendiq is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Raggiemom
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
11
09-05-2014 11:48 AM
Butterfli19
General Chit-Chat (non-quilting talk)
3
10-19-2013 05:41 AM
bj riley
Main
14
08-14-2011 06:55 PM
Annaquilts
Main
16
01-04-2011 12:37 AM
SaraSewing
Main
2
01-23-2008 01:52 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.