Monday, 2 March 2009

The Year of the Quilt:: Handquilting- the Begining and the End

A wee tutorial on how to start and finish your handquilting invisibly.

First tie a knot in the thread. I like to use 1 long thread doubled over. I have no idea if this is the correct way to do it.

Pick a spot in the fabric away from where you want to start stitching. Push the needle in between a gap in the fibres, and come up where you want your first stitch to be. Pull the thread through till the knot reaches the fabric.

Give a tug on the thread. The knot should pop into the fabric. Trim the ends and start stitching.

See? Invisible!

To finish? Tie a knot close to the fabric, and just pop it through. Too easy!

Apparently you should also leave long tails and finish off your machine quilting this way too. Me? I just backtack.
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