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    Default DON'T DO THIS WHEN YOU HAND TIE YOUR QUILT!!!

    I wanted to repost this so that everyone could see what I did.

    After getting all your great input regarding my quilt that didn't lay flat after spraying, pinning, etc. I decided to hand tie my quilt and not add anymore STD or decorative stitching to it. I decided to hand tie the quilt and couldn't figure out why the red cotton thread was not staying tied like the white thread was. It seems that the red cotton thread has a sheen to it and a slippery feel to it and the white cotton crotchet thread did not. So needless to say the red thread is at fault. So next time I will remember to buy the exact same kind of crotchet thread. Lesson learned, lol. Now I have to go back and redo all the red thread and change them to white. Yes and they were all hand tied in a square knot.
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    Hawaiigrammi

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    Default Re: DON'T DO THIS WHEN YOU HAND TIE YOUR QUILT!!!

    Thanks for the tip.

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    Default Re: DON'T DO THIS WHEN YOU HAND TIE YOUR QUILT!!!

    just hang in there, you WILL get this quilt done. I was in Alabama all last week so am catching up on reading.
    Dolores

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    Default Re: DON'T DO THIS WHEN YOU HAND TIE YOUR QUILT!!!

    Tiny tip.... If you get your thread wet before using it to tie, the knots should stay, as the thread dries it expands and thus making your knot tight. I tie baby quilts and never had one come undone. I do a double wrapped knot.

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    Default Re: DON'T DO THIS WHEN YOU HAND TIE YOUR QUILT!!!

    Well hi there thanks for all your help on this quilt. That was the last straw for me on this quilt. I hope someone buys it to get it away from my sight lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by Doloris View Post
    just hang in there, you WILL get this quilt done. I was in Alabama all last week so am catching up on reading.
    Hawaiigrammi

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    Default Re: DON'T DO THIS WHEN YOU HAND TIE YOUR QUILT!!!

    Wow I wish I knew this before hand, I just love this sight you learn something new everyday. Mahalo
    Quote Originally Posted by kensington View Post
    Tiny tip.... If you get your thread wet before using it to tie, the knots should stay, as the thread dries it expands and thus making your knot tight. I tie baby quilts and never had one come undone. I do a double wrapped knot.
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    Default Re: DON'T DO THIS WHEN YOU HAND TIE YOUR QUILT!!!

    If you make a surgeon's knot, they will not untie themselves. To do that knot, start out just like for a square knot... you know... cross over the threads (legs) and one goes into the loop, etc... but put that thread through the loop 2 times, then 2 times for the other "leg". That knot is permanent!

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    Default Re: DON'T DO THIS WHEN YOU HAND TIE YOUR QUILT!!!

    Thanks for that info. I'm new and just getting ready to hand tie a little quilt - with red.

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    Default Re: DON'T DO THIS WHEN YOU HAND TIE YOUR QUILT!!!

    Sorry your knots untied......I just use embroidery thread..(all the strands thickness..)...and just the square knot.....like you used....but I like the idea of the surgeons knot......I'm gonna try that......

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