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    Quilting Royalty

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    Default Plans to tie a quilt

    Good morning all, I have a question about tying a quilt. I've made 49 crazy quilt blocks and I'm getting ready to decorate them and then assemble them into the top. My plan was to tie them, but.....
    Is there a way to use a sewing machine stitch to tie the layers together instead of doing it by hand with yarn or other thread? Would it work to use a close zig zag (think satin stitch) for about 1/8" where I want it to be tied?
    I know I'll have to just try it out, but if anyone has tried this, please let me know.
    I'm planning to use Quilter's Dream puff poly batting.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Plans to tie a quilt

    As I have not seen your blocks I can not help you but in my last scrappy quilt that you can see in my 2016 album I made a quilting in the ditch only around the pentagon and then on the edge of piano keys I drew large pentagon and quilted them, I look good and there are not strange movement in the quilt

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    Default Re: Plans to tie a quilt

    Here's one of the blocks

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    Default Re: Plans to tie a quilt

    I see no reason why you could not do this bar tack stitch. I did it on a table topper and it worked just fine. Please post a pic when you can.
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    I see we were posting at the same time. HaHaHa. Your block is so vibrant!
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    Default Re: Plans to tie a quilt

    It works just fine. A friend asked me to "fix" an old quilt her grandmother made that was tied , the backing was very worn and thin so I added an extra layer of backing and put a small single decorative stitch in the tie spaces and it worked wonderfully.
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    Your block is like mine, here I put some pictureClick image for larger version. 

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    Default Re: Plans to tie a quilt

    If your machine have an automatic bar tack, sometimes with the buttonhole stitches, that would be exactly what you are talking about using. I am pretty sure that Jean Sewing Machine started out using that on her quilts a few years ago
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    Default Re: Plans to tie a quilt

    Thanks to all who responded. This is what I'm planning to do with the blocks. It's one of my test blocks, so I'll find the bar tack on my machine or use a short run of a satin stitch for the tying. This has been more challenging than I thought because there are so many things that could be done.

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