Has anyone seen or tried this method for tying a quilt?
wow! This really neat - saw it in the magazine, but seeing it on video was even better. Never thought of doing little designs to secure the quilt together.
The first method, although looks easy, would probably take me longer than the way I usually tie a quilt. The hard part for me would be getting the layers basted. I am fortunate to have room to use the old-fashioned type of quilting frame where the whole quilt is stretched out on the frame and have done so many that way that I can get one in the frame pretty quickly. If a person doesn't have much room then the method in the video would be great.
Having FMQ'd a king size quilt on a regular machine, I can't figure out how you would fit a quilt in the sewing area in order to do this. That's why I asked if anyone had done it.
I have read about the second method but never actually tried it. I figured the quilt would have to be pinned/basted before the "fluffing and stuffing" at which point it seemed at least as easy to do a continuous design of one sort or another rather than do a lot of start/stop sequences.
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Huh. What an interesting thought. I've thought of sewing buttons on tie it...but that would become pretty heavy. I'm kind of with Bozie there...almost easier to keep going than starting and stopping.
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I have done the second method of tacking and it's pretty quick
I like it!! I have a top ready to become a quilt that this will be perfect for Had thought about tying it but didn't like the idea of the yarn pieces - this is perfect. Thanks.
Don't like tacking the yarn down at all, but the little design "tacking" is a great idea!
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I learned how to tie a quilt from my Guild. I was at my machine thinking how I could do this with my mcahine.
I have a Janome 6600P. I slid the baby quilt under and just like you are hand tying, I tack stitched (in the same hole 3 times) took two stitches and tacked again. Instead of cutting the thread, I moved on to the next are to be tied, just like hand tying. Fast, easy, and I cut the threads after I pulled the baby quilt out.
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What a great idea...leaving the thread uncut until you are finished. TFS
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