Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 25 of 25

Thread: Loops happen and how to fix!

  1. #1
    Power Poster ube quilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    10,385
    Blog Entries
    31

    Loops happen and how to fix!

    Sometimes when quilting a small loop will occur on the back of the quilting and I would always have to
    unsew with the seam ripper to correct it. I came up with a solution which I would like to share. This might be a widely known trick but I have never seen tell of it, so here goes.

    If you know about this trick, have a little chuckle on my account. I am a practicing quilter and learning as I go.

    The first thing to do is to discover a small loop on the back of your quilt. remember this is for loops that are too small to just thread and bury in the fabric.
    Name:  DSC07595.JPG
Views: 2229
Size:  157.9 KB
    Take your favorite needle and thread it with any thread. You want to be long enough to use double, I used 18".
    Name:  DSC07596.JPG
Views: 2203
Size:  76.9 KB
    Send the needle through the quilt loop and tie a small knot in the thread. Now the two threads are joined together.
    Name:  DSC07597.JPG
Views: 2179
Size:  81.7 KB
    Now all you have to do is bury the thread just like normal. I did the traditional single loop knot around the needle but I after doing that I don't think there is a need. Remember the knot on the thread also has to go through the material. Fine thread works the best, it makes a smaller knot and is easier to pop through the material.
    Name:  DSC07598.JPG
Views: 2237
Size:  157.6 KB
    pull the needle through until you hear the pop of the thread.
    Name:  DSC07599.JPG
Views: 2194
Size:  171.1 KB
    Snip the end close to the fabric and you are done!
    Name:  DSC07600.JPG
Views: 2192
Size:  169.3 KB

    I hope this helps anyone who has an occasional loop dilemma.
    peace
    no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

  2. #2
    Senior Member Diannia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Fresno, CA
    Posts
    926
    What a great trick! Thank you for sharing!!! Another of those "why didn't I think of that" moments for me...lol.
    I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed to be disappointed!

  3. #3
    Super Member quiltingshorttimer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    kansas
    Posts
    4,956
    Blog Entries
    37
    great trick! (and love the backing on that quilt!)

  4. #4
    Super Member sash's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    2,481
    That's a great tip. Thank you.

  5. #5
    Moderator QuiltnNan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    western NY formerly MN, FL, NC, SC
    Posts
    48,091
    Blog Entries
    53
    thanks so much for taking the time to post this... I sure can use this
    Nancy in western NY
    before you speak T.H.I.N.K.
    T – is it True? H – is it Helpful? I – is it Inspiring? N – is it Necessary? K – is it Kind?

    Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

  6. #6
    Super Member busy fingers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    6,857
    What a clever trick. So much useful information is shared on this board.

  7. #7
    Super Member DebbieJJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    north Alabama
    Posts
    1,819
    Thank you, Thank you!!!! This is needed right now! I've been dreading having to rip out some quilting just for a few long threads.....you are a life-saver!
    A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes. ~Hugh Downs
    Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns.I am thankful that thorns have roses.~Allophones Karr
    “The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others." — Gordon B Hinckley

    "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." ~ Confucius

  8. #8
    Super Member Rumbols's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Ohio
    Posts
    2,464
    Thank you so much for giving me the solution to my problem of loops. I have been unsewing and resewing the areas all these years and now I can stop doing that and use your tip. Thanks
    Rumbols

  9. #9
    Super Member jmoore's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Boothbay Maine
    Posts
    7,810
    Blog Entries
    2
    Awesome...what a nice tutorial and a nifty trick to have in your back pocket when you need it. : ) Thanks for sharing.
    attitude is everything...the rest will fall into place.

  10. #10
    Super Member annette1952's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Harrison, MI
    Posts
    8,507
    Great tip. Thank you for sharing!

  11. #11
    Junior Member laura59's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Wisconsin
    Posts
    168
    Thank you so much for this info.
    Laura

  12. #12
    Senior Member Daffy Daphne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    414
    Great tip--thank you!

  13. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    780
    i pop the loop through by using a needle with a larger eye, insert the needle into the fabric with the eye sticking out, thread the loop through the eye with a needle threader and finish pulling the needle through. Same result as yours but a shorter step.
    GeeGee

  14. #14
    KLO
    KLO is offline
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    North Central, NC
    Posts
    2,750
    Blog Entries
    26
    Gee, this seems like such a logical solution that I wonder why I have not been doing this all along. Thanks for the tute and all the great photos. Hope I remember this when I need it!

  15. #15
    DJ
    DJ is offline
    Super Member DJ's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Pacific NW
    Posts
    4,040
    I do something very similar, but your version might work even better. Thanks for sharing. No worries about duplicating knowledge, because there's always someone who hasn't tumbled to what you want to share.

  16. #16
    Power Poster ube quilting's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    10,385
    Blog Entries
    31
    Quote Originally Posted by GeeGee View Post
    i pop the loop through by using a needle with a larger eye, insert the needle into the fabric with the eye sticking out, thread the loop through the eye with a needle threader and finish pulling the needle through. Same result as yours but a shorter step.
    Thanks GeeGee, for another step toward improving our workmanship. This is great.
    peace
    no act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. Aesop

  17. #17
    Member mberhard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Central Valley ,California
    Posts
    34
    Awesome tip.

  18. #18
    mim
    mim is offline
    Super Member mim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    maine/washington
    Posts
    1,463
    I'm glad I read this thread last week!! As I was working on a quilt for a friends wedding, I found a loop in a part I did a couple days ago. I fixed it using this method -- I had been using one of the "easy thread" needles.

    This is much easier --
    Thanks -- Mim

  19. #19
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Corpus Christi, Tx.
    Posts
    15,970
    Blog Entries
    3
    This is what I do.
    Quote Originally Posted by GeeGee View Post
    i pop the loop through by using a needle with a larger eye, insert the needle into the fabric with the eye sticking out, thread the loop through the eye with a needle threader and finish pulling the needle through. Same result as yours but a shorter step.

  20. #20
    Super Member stichinluvr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Western Kansas
    Posts
    2,229
    Fantastic! Thank you. That's so much easier than unpicking and starting over - just to have it happen again.

  21. #21
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Northeast, PA
    Posts
    384
    Great trick! Thanks so much for sharing. What a time saver.

  22. #22
    Super Member QuiltnLady1's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    4,542
    Very clever -- I do hate those loops on the back.
    QuiltnLady1

    When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

  23. #23
    Super Member tuckyquilter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    1,586
    Blog Entries
    1
    Thank You. This will save folks a ton of frustration.
    Jackie
    Lover of Scrappy, Chocolate and Wine

  24. #24
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Corpus Christi, Tx.
    Posts
    15,970
    Blog Entries
    3
    Also the tiniest dab/drop of fraycheck on that thread will keep it in there.

  25. #25
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Posts
    1,193
    This is an excellent tip Ube. Thank you for sharing it!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.