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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: what is the best way to secure machine quilting threads on the finished product?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Navas View Post
    Lil Mouse must have watched this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3gl4K8Z7XM

    I have to admit that even though I know how to do this and have practiced a bit, I just cut mine off close to the back because my machine does stay stitch (fix).
    Thanks for that link. I didn't know how to hide my end of the threat when I'm handquilting. Quilting by machine, the machine fixes it.

    Glad there is YouTube.

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    Shiny Thimble

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    Default Re: what is the best way to secure machine quilting threads on the finished product?

    This is so helpful!!!

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    Binding Belle

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    Default Re: what is the best way to secure machine quilting threads on the finished product?

    I keep a self-threading/easy threading needle so I can pop the short thread tails through the eye of it then bury them in the quilt.

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    Missouri Star

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    Default Re: what is the best way to secure machine quilting threads on the finished product?

    I do what likmouse described so well above. It'sxa pain in the rear, but I'm always happy with finished look.

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    Default Re: what is the best way to secure machine quilting threads on the finished product?

    Here's what I use:
    https://www.amazon.com/Fon-Porter-Th.../dp/B000J3X5YG

    When I quilt on my longarm and the thread breaks in a very visible place, I unquilt to get long enough tails, tie them, then use a self threading needle to hide the thread in the quilt. Don't tie too tight, because when you tug on the thread, you can pop the knot into the quilt. I do the same when I start quilting again. Remember, visible place! If it's not a noticeable place, I just stitch tightly for a few stitches and snip close.
    Vonnie

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