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    I have a friend who makes throw size quilts and gives them to people who need them. She doesn't quilt them but she ties them. She told me she is going to have to stop making them because the knots come undone and she isn't able to tie them tight enough any longer. I know that she uses yarn to tie them with and has used crochet thread in the past. What do you who tie quilts use for the thread? She makes a lot of quilts and I would hate to see her give up something she enjoys and that benefits others.
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    Tell her to put a tiny dot of super glue on each knot. They stay forever.
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    My church group uses crochet thread with double knots

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    Have her try the surgeons knot.....they have never come loose for me.
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    I have 2 flannel quilts that I hand tied with 6 strands of embroidery floss around 2002. They've been washed countless times and not one knot has come undone. I just tied a double knot like you would when you tie your shoes.
    Maybe the quality of her yarn has changed over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by evy View Post
    I have a friend who makes throw size quilts and gives them to people who need them. She doesn't quilt them but she ties them. She told me she is going to have to stop making them because the knots come undone and she isn't able to tie them tight enough any longer. I know that she uses yarn to tie them with and has used crochet thread in the past. What do you who tie quilts use for the thread? She makes a lot of quilts and I would hate to see her give up something she enjoys and that benefits others.
    Thanks
    Your comment about crochet thread got me to thinking, could a crochet hook help her tie the knots? As our fingers get older, we lose some of our nimbleness. A tool like a crochet hook might become her best friend.

    Another thought is to engage a local high school student who needs community service hours to tie the quilts. If the quilt is going to help people, that could qualify for those service hours. Win-win: a new generation learns the value of quilts!
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    If she ties a Square Knot that locks the knot. Two half hitches will slide off
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    Maybe it is the type yarn she is using. Like shoe laces, the slick ones do not stay tied. Cotton yarn would probably stay tied better. I do not knit so I have no recommendation on brands

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