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What Do You Do When the Thread Breaks While You Are Doing FMQ?

Old 06-29-2018, 10:55 AM
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Default What Do You Do When the Thread Breaks While You Are Doing FMQ?

When I was doing FMQ on my last quilt using Invisafil thread, I had a couple instanced when the thread broke. When this happens do you just start again with a few small stitches over where it broke to hold the ends in place or do you stop, take a few stitches out, knot and bury the tails?

I've never really been told what to do or how to handle this. Thanks for your help.
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Old 06-29-2018, 11:08 AM
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Pick up the line a few stitches back. I usually go back an inch and bring up both threads and go.
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Old 06-29-2018, 11:37 AM
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It depends one what the quilt is going to be used for...and how busy the backing is! If I can Really see the start and stop, I make it as invisible as I can. I bury the threads -both the start and the stop. If its a busy quilt and the start and stop will not be seen, I do a couple of stitches to lock them in , trim it all the ends and keep going...

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Mostly what everyone else says, depending on the use, backing, area where it breaks, etc.
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Old 06-29-2018, 01:37 PM
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I remove enough stitching to knot and bury the thread ends. I then start by bringing up the bobbin threads, fill in the missing section and knot and bury those thread ends.
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Thanks everyone. That's pretty much what I thought and what I did. I just wanted to make sure there wasn't some magic fix that I didn't know about.
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First: I swear. Profoundly. Second: I do what everyone else has recommended above. Third: I pour a nice cold glass of white wine.

Repeat as needed.
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Old 06-29-2018, 04:35 PM
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I have been lately bringing up top and bottom threads tie a small knot, go back past there, do a couple of stitches back and forth and go on.
I use to just go back and forth and move on.

I just make regular quilts, nothing fancy. If it pleases me it will please anyone.
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I do what Tartan does.
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Patrice, what is Invisafil? Have you had that problem with other threads?
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