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suzyyy29
« on: May 23, 2010 09:20:04 PM »

Hi!
this is my first post, but i've been browsing on here for years.
I have a question about quilting.  I'm almost done with my first real big quilt and I have tied the quilt with embroidery floss.  I was wondering if there was anything I could do with the loose strings in the back of the quilt?  I tied them with a surgeons knot.  I just want it to look a bit more attractive...any ideas? is there a typical method to fix this issue?! thanks!!


heres a photo.
I have the tiny stitches like you're talking about on the front instead of the back


I guess this link will work...I am unable to post a photo because i haven't had 10 posts yet!
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/showphoto.php?photo=360124
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« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2010 12:56:52 AM »

Hmm, I'm not sure about the loose strings. Do you have a picture? I've only done one tied quilt, but I took a piece of yarn, pushed it from the front to the back of the quilt, took a tiny stitch, and pushed it back to the front where I tied it to itself. So on the back there was only a teeny stitch and I pulled it tight.
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2010 02:30:47 PM »

Can you just clip them really short?
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« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2010 02:33:07 PM »

Oh ok. Hmmm, I used thicker yarn, so it kind of stuck up and was another design element. You could try trimming them all to the same length to make it look a bit more unifrom maybe?
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2010 06:58:10 AM »

What I do is to NOT clip them short, but to bring them back inside the quilt, the way you would if you were making eyes on a stuffed animal. Take a sharp needle, thread the tails through it, and stitch halfway into the quilt, so you're between the layers. THen pull the thread loose, so that it just stays inside, and bring the needle out, or bring the whole thing out a distance away from the knot (a few inches), bunch the fabric up a bit, and clip the thread so that, again, the thread stays inside the quilt.
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2010 10:29:21 AM »

Maybe trim them to a uniform length and then see how you feel about it?
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