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    Bury your thread ?

    Ok on machine quilting. When I start I bring the bottom thread up and start sewing. So can I cut these threads right off? (thats what I have been doing all along) or do they have to be buried? I use a locking stitch so just thought I could cut them right off. also when I end I just use the locking stitch and then cut the front off and the back off. Is this the correct way and will it be okay since Im using a locking stitch at the beginning and end.
    Patrice

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    Patrice, that's exactly how I do my thread. No problems at all.
    There's still time to change the road you're on - Led Zeppelin, "Stairway to Heaven"

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      #3
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      Yep, that is what I do too and what I was taught to do by the greatest teacher ever.
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        #4
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        That's what I do too!
        Susan

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          #5
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          Me too! I did have a few loose stitches here and there when doing the free motion on the machine and I just try to go back over that area. Yup - as long as you have a locking stitch, I don't see a problem.

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            #6
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            So I have an older quilting machine....nothing fancy like locking stitches. BUT...if I do several stitches in one spot before moving, that would work the same way as a locking stitch, right???? That is my plan.

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              #7
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              Suzy, that is right...a couple of stitches in one place is all you need. Have fun with it!
              LIVE well, LAUGH often, LOVE much

              Hugs, Pat

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                #8
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                Thanks, Mimi. I inherited my mom's old quilting machine and it terrifies me. I am procrastinating so much about just getting down there and practicing. I have sheets laid out.....but have yet to begin. I MUST work on this!

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                  #9
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                  Just steel up your nerve and "dive" in...that's what I do...especially when trying something new...I am always afraid but have found out that if I jump right in my fears were for nought...hope this helps you.

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