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    Tied quilt

    I don't very often tie a quilt or pillowcase a quilt but I did both and put it on my Q snap frame. I use a long piece ofembroidery floss and go across the quilt every 3 inches. After the whole top is done, I flip the frame over and cut between the stitches and knot the ends. Here is a picture of the back all knotted. Name:  image.jpeg
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    thanks for showing how you do it.
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    I'm so glad you showed me how you tied it and, also, that you're using the Q-frame. Love mine!!! Know you said it was both pillowcased and tied....did you use batting and, if so, what type? And did pillowcasing eliminate the need for basting? Thanks!

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    If it is on the frame good and tight, there shouldn't need a basting since you are running a stitch every 3 inches.

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    I just used a Walmart polyester batting. I stitched around the outside with the backing and top on top of the batt leaving about a 12 inch opening for turning. I then trimmed away all the fabric and batting to the 1/4 inch seam allowance and clipped the corners a bit. I turned it inside out through the opening and smoothed it out flat. I gave it a light press with a warm iron (not hot as it can melt the polyester batt) and then put it right up on the frame. The clips went on and I just rotated them until the whole sandwich was taut.

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    So you have the knots on the back of the quilt? Or am I seeing it wrong. Sure do like the idea!
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    Yes, knots on the back but you can do front or back, it is personal choice.

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    Your quilt looks great and glad I'm not the only one who likes the knots on the back. As you stated personal choice and no qp in the area.

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    I have always put the knots on the back of my tied quilts. I decided long ago that I liked the look better. Be sure to trim the strings short so little ones won't wind the strings around their fingers and cut off the circulation.

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    Very pretty. Had never had the knots on the back, but am working up to tying some quilts and intend to do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan View Post
    I don't very often tie a quilt or pillowcase a quilt but I did both and put it on my Q snap frame. I use a long piece ofembroidery floss and go across the quilt every 3 inches. After the whole top is done, I flip the frame over and cut between the stitches and knot the ends. Here is a picture of the back all knotted. Name:  image.jpeg
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    I have the same frame , but I have to ask a question. You said you ran your stitch threads all over the quilt, then flipped the frame to cut and tie it, is there a reason to tie on the back, or is that just your taste? I have never seen one tied on the back, but I wondered if that would look alright. I see that it does. Thank you.

    Here an idea I would like to share with all who have this portable quilting frame - At every holiday gathering, I have a gift quilt on the frame, all stitched and clipped. I invite all guests to tie a knot and leave a blessing as they tie it. When the quilt is presented, the story of all who helped tie it and left warm wishes goes with it. I finish tying it Christmas Eve night. So far they have all been tied on the front, but maybe the next one will be tied on the back....
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    Thank you Tartan, I tie many quilts and have wanted to have the ties on the back. I am a visual person and could not visualize how to follow the quilt pattern on the front and have it tied on the back since I clamp the quilts to a table. DUH! Your picture helped me see the process. Now I have to get a Q snap frame.
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    I have just started tying my quilts (on the back) and love how they turn out and how quick it is to complete the job. I have one question for those of you who have used this method before -- I have heard that with frequently washed quilts, like a baby quilt, the ties tend to break and have to be repaired frequently. So I have not been using them for baby quilts. Anyone have any experience with this? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenInRaleigh View Post
    I have just started tying my quilts (on the back) and love how they turn out and how quick it is to complete the job. I have one question for those of you who have used this method before -- I have heard that with frequently washed quilts, like a baby quilt, the ties tend to break and have to be repaired frequently. So I have not been using them for baby quilts. Anyone have any experience with this? Thanks!
    if you use a surgeon's knot, it should not come untied... and leave the ends a little longer. i was just gifted a quilt with ties cut very close and some have come out... and the quilt is practically new
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    I had trouble with embroider thread when i tied a king size quilt every four inches. kept coming undone even though I did a surgeon's knot. had to replace them with yarn. no problems after that.

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    Thank you for sharing. I have that frame and never used it because I only tie not hand or machine quilt. I think I will try it out
    Christina(Chrissy)

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    Tying Quilts

    I tie my quilts with #10 crochet cotton. There are so many colors and I like to use a color thread that matches the spot where I'm putting the tie. Crochet cotton seldom comes undone although I had problems with embroidery thread coming undone even using a surgeons knot. I tie on the back if the quilt is a more "formal looking" quilt.

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