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Thread: Tying a satin & flannel quilt w/ yarn??

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    Tying a satin & flannel quilt w/ yarn??

    Has anyone ever tied a satin & flannel baby quilt with yarn? I am just wondering, if I do this with the yarn put too big of a hole in the satin and cause it to fray or ravel down the road?
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    You may be right about the yarn. Could you use pearl cotton or thin crochet thread?

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    What about embroidery floss?

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    I vote for embroidery floss. Have read that yarn doesn't come out, but it would require pretty big holes. Have read the pearl cotton tends to unknot over time.

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    Why not machine tack instead of ties. Just put your stitch length to zero , and zig zag at the widest width .

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    If the quilt is for a girl you could use very narrow satin ribbon in the center of squares &/or at intersections. It does make a larger hole but I haven't heard of any issues with it creating a problem (other than little brothers trying to untie the ribbon). It creates a very feminine look, especially if you tie in a bow as well as knotting, and the girls I've given them to have loved them. Ages of recipients have ranged from 3 to 30+. I even did one in corduroy and used a wider ribbed ribbon on it.

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    I also vote for embroidery floss and to use a double square knot when tying. I have never had a problem with the floss untying/unknoting doing the double square knot. I just saw a baby quilt I made and tyed with a double square knot 12 years ago that has been passed on to many babies, washed weekly and it is still tyed also has not faded because I used good thread count fabric. The knot makes the difference whether the quilt stays tyed.

    By double square knot I make a square knot and repeat it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
    Why not machine tack instead of ties. Just put your stitch length to zero , and zig zag at the widest width .

    I agree with machine tacking, no loose threads.

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    I just purchased a baby quilt at the thrift store for $3.50. It was tied with yarn. After washing it, some of the ties raveled. I wish I had quilted it before washing. We have quilts around the house that have been tied for 28 and 45 years with crochet cotton with no problems.
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