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Old 09-26-2007, 08:41 PM
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Some of the quilts I have made have been hand quilted, other tied with yarn. Is this true that yarn is not the proper tying element to use as the dye in the yarn would cause the fabric to deteriorate?.

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Old 09-27-2007, 01:01 AM
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no. it is not true.

there are no rules. tie with clothesline or bicycle chain if it strikes your fancy. (just don't ask me to sleep on it if you do.) :lol: :wink:
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Old 09-27-2007, 04:46 AM
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I prefer to use two strands crochet thread as when you tie the knot tightly, you can give is a good pull and not break the yarn. The summer quilt (just two layers without batting) on my bed is tied with crochet thread and I left the tails long. Like this look on this particular string quilt.

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Old 09-27-2007, 10:16 AM
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I would LOVE to see that quilt tied with bicycle chain!! It would win certainly turn heads.

acrylic yarn tends to pill up after several washings but still holds up. I prefer to double up crochet cotton and use a square knot if I'm tying off a quilt.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:20 AM
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I usually tie my quilts with embroidery floss. I like the variety of colors available and so far the seem to hold up okay.
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My husband has a quilt his grandmother made for him when he was 12.. he is 51 now. It is tied with yarn and still looks great. And it gets used a lot! It is all blue and flannel and when the kids were small they called it Blue Blankie. Dad would pull it out and wrap them up in it when they were sick. It was a big deal and to this day my 2 teens want it when they feel bad! LOL! Barb C
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:33 AM
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For got to mention that I have used yarn to tie several quilts and recently we tied one with crochet thread. Barb C
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Old 09-27-2007, 11:40 AM
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I've tied quilts with yarn, embroidery floss, and crochet thread. All are beautiful, if I do say so myself, and all hold up well. I think my personal favorite is floss, but use whatever you prefer. We aren't the quilt police! :D :mrgreen:
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