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Starting And Stopping When Machine Quilting

Many machine quilting instructions tell you to bring the bobbin thread up through the quilt and stitch in place for a few stitches. Then continue to free motion or straight line quilt using an even feed foot. When you stop to position your hands the first time, you may clip the tails at the beginning.

When you come to the end of your quilting end the quilting by stitching in place to secure the stitches. You would then clip the top thread and the bobbin thread as you don't want to leave threads on the back to get tangled in your next quilting. This method takes a little longer but keeps the threads from making a little clump of knotted thread on the back of the quilt.

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