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    Macine quilting - starts and stops

    What do you do with the beginning and ending threads when machine quilting when you want to stop the pattern before the border because you want the border to be a different pattern?

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    Re: Macine quilting - starts and stops

    Bury the thread:

    http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2...-quilting.html

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      #3
      Re: Macine quilting - starts and stops

      What Caroline said. You will need cheater needles.

      http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.c...-quilting.html
      Preeti
      http://sewpreetiquilts.blogspot.com/

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        #4
        Re: Macine quilting - starts and stops

        If this is a quilt that I don't intend to put in a show (and I haven't yet) I will just stitch in place about 3 or 4 stitches and then cut the threads. Otherwise, the "proper" way is to bury the threads.
        ***Kathy***

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          #5
          Re: Macine quilting - starts and stops

          I do what Kathy does. All of my quilts are utility quilts.

          Terri

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            #6
            Re: Macine quilting - starts and stops

            Couldja stop at the edge, travel along in the ditch between the border fabric and the quilt for a spell and take up with the pattern again. Until you're finished with the inside top part thingie. then do what they said? Makes sense, I hope, haven't been here in awhile!
            Pam in the Boneyard - Georgia expat in Cleveland Ohio. Howdy y'all! :icon_wave:

            If at first you don't succeed, try doing it the way your mom told you to in the first place

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              Re: Macine quilting - starts and stops

              Originally posted by pharris123 View Post
              Couldja stop at the edge, travel along in the ditch between the border fabric and the quilt for a spell and take up with the pattern again. Until you're finished with the inside top part thingie. then do what they said? Makes sense, I hope, haven't been here in awhile!
              Missed you, Pam. Wondered if I'd just missed your posts somehow. "Pam in the Boneyard" cracks me up every time!
              Courtesy is not optional.

              http://theeclecticabuela.blogspot.com

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                #8
                Re: Macine quilting - starts and stops

                It depends on the quilt which method I use. Also, if it is in an area where it won't be noticeable, I will stitch almost in place, 3 or 4 times then clip the threads. I clip the threads after bringing them to the top.

                If it will be noticeable, I bring the threads to the top, tie a knot, use a Fons and Porter self threading needle and hide the tails in the quilt.
                Vonnie

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                  #9
                  Re: Macine quilting - starts and stops

                  Are you doing FMQ or doing SITD straight stitching with the walking foot? If you're using the walking foot, you can reduce the stitch length to 1.0 or 0.5 for 2-3 stitches & just clip off the thread. The shortened stitches work both for starting & stopping. If you're doing a FMQ pattern, there is a way to bring the thread up to the top when you stop so it can be clipped off without doing the bury the thread procedure.

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                    #10
                    Re: Macine quilting - starts and stops

                    Originally posted by Angelia View Post
                    Missed you, Pam. Wondered if I'd just missed your posts somehow. "Pam in the Boneyard" cracks me up every time!
                    Hee hee - living in a cemetery is an endless source of humor.
                    Pam in the Boneyard - Georgia expat in Cleveland Ohio. Howdy y'all! :icon_wave:

                    If at first you don't succeed, try doing it the way your mom told you to in the first place

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                      #11
                      Re: Macine quilting - starts and stops

                      Originally posted by Preeti View Post
                      What Caroline said. You will need cheater needles.

                      http://freemotionquilting.blogspot.c...-quilting.html
                      Agreed. Cheater needles are great.

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