Go Back  Quiltingboard Forums > Main
Tying a quile >

Tying a quile

Tying a quile

Old 11-10-2010, 11:06 AM
  #1  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,205
Default

I want to know what you use to tie a quilt, embroidery floss, yarn or what. Also how big is to big to tie a quilt, is 73 x 92 to big to tie or what is the biggest size. Also I have signed up twice at JoAnn's and still have not received any thing on the computer or in the mail. No coupons, no newsletters or no fliers in the mail. What do I need to do? Thank you all for your help with my questions, but most of all thank you for sharing all of your projects and all of the helpful advice. I also like the fact that you treat everyone alike, that no question is to dumb. Thanks, again.
Patched is offline  
Old 11-10-2010, 11:12 AM
  #2  
Member
 
mysippycup2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Monticello, In
Posts: 86
Default

I will be watching this thread because I am wondering about tying a quilt also.
I too signed up for Joanns and just realized they were going to my spam folder. I have yet to recieve anything in the mail. The girl at Joanns told me to sign up again at the store without an email address.
mysippycup2 is offline  
Old 11-10-2010, 11:12 AM
  #3  
Senior Member
 
Kat Sews's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 647
Default

I have tied quilts as large as king size. I use yarn, but make sure that it is 3 ply like baby yarn because 4 ply yarn sometimes unties it's self.
Kat Sews is offline  
Old 11-10-2010, 11:12 AM
  #4  
Senior Member
 
DawnMarie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Iowa
Posts: 841
Default

I've used both embroidery floss and yarn to tie quilts. I feel that the embroidery floss has a less invasive presence on the quilt than yarn does. As long as you have the quilt basted well, and your tying is at regular intervals in accordance with the suggestions on the batting package, it shouldn't matter the size. :) Good luck!
DawnMarie is offline  
Old 11-10-2010, 11:17 AM
  #5  
Power Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 15,640
Default

My MIL just bought a quilt and it was tied with a relatively thick yarn. The yarn unravelled and looked messy imho. I also question if the distance between ties is too large.

Read the directions on your batting and make sure that you stick to the minimum requirements (or better).
MadQuilter is offline  
Old 11-10-2010, 11:22 AM
  #6  
Power Poster
 
amma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Out searching for some sunshine :-)
Posts: 58,857
Default

Embroidery floss, baby yarn and like MadQuilter said, read the requirements on the batting and follow that or closer :wink:
You can tie any sized quilt, they have been doing it forever!! :D:D:D
amma is offline  
Old 11-10-2010, 11:22 AM
  #7  
Super Member
 
GrannieAnnie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: S. W. Indiana
Posts: 7,484
Default

Originally Posted by Patched
I want to know what you use to tie a quilt, embroidery floss, yarn or what. Also how big is to big to tie a quilt, is 73 x 92 to big to tie or what is the biggest size. Also I have signed up twice at JoAnn's and still have not received any thing on the computer or in the mail. No coupons, no newsletters or no fliers in the mail. What do I need to do? Thank you all for your help with my questions, but most of all thank you for sharing all of your projects and all of the helpful advice. I also like the fact that you treat everyone alike, that no question is to dumb. Thanks, again.
My sis in law and I aren't hand quilters. WE've done every size of quilt. We use embrodery floss or a mid weight crochet cotton. You've got more color choices with the floss. I've never tried pearl cotton but that would also be a choice.

Hint, keep a pair of pliers for pulling needle thru tough seams.
GrannieAnnie is offline  
Old 11-10-2010, 11:42 AM
  #8  
Super Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,205
Default

I am planning on using pearle cotton at the corners of each block which are 9.5 inches. There is no batting, we are using fleece on the backing.
Patched is offline  
Old 11-10-2010, 11:45 AM
  #9  
Super Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 1,256
Default

I would buy something on line that is how I got on line with Joans
carhop is offline  
Old 11-10-2010, 11:49 AM
  #10  
Banned
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,455
Default

Then the distance won't matter if you are using fleece on the back...at least not the ones I have done. I have used both but yarn frays more than floss. But when I use floss I use a double layer. Hope this helps and I think it will look perfect no matter what you use.
Originally Posted by Patched
I am planning on using pearle cotton at the corners of each block which are 9.5 inches. There is no batting, we are using fleece on the backing.
:thumbup:
thequiltmama is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
middysmom
Main
2
11-21-2010 06:42 AM
NewsletterBot
Main
7
09-27-2007 11:40 AM
NewsletterBot
Main
4
09-27-2007 09:31 AM
elhayduk
Main
10
08-13-2007 01:21 PM
NewsletterBot
Main
12
06-01-2007 11:10 AM

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


FREE Quilting Newsletter


SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.