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Corly Posted: Tue, Jan 31 2012 12:46 PM

When I need to tie a knot so it won't come undone, I use a 'surgeon's knot'. Picture tying a knot. You turn one thread under the other, pull then repeat, right? Well, Instead of just turning the thread under once, do it twice. On the 'repeat' part, do it twice again. It holds it tighter and won't slip.

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Good tip Corky, thanks for sharing

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BTW, welcome to the group, I hope we see more of you.

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Nana replied on Tue, Jan 31 2012 1:45 PM

Corky

Good tip.;   Welcome to the site and hope you drop in and chat with us frequently.

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gini replied on Tue, Jan 31 2012 2:20 PM

Hi corky, thanks for the tip.

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Marie replied on Tue, Jan 31 2012 2:41 PM

Welcome Corky, are you an Eleanor Burns fan?  That's where I learned the surgeons knot, she is so clever.

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Susan replied on Tue, Jan 31 2012 2:55 PM

Welcome, Corky! Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you from ? How long have you been quilting? Glad your here with us. Everyone here at QCA is just wonderful. Hope you enjoy your time with us.                                                    Susan, Jacksonville,Florida

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Corly replied on Tue, Jan 31 2012 6:23 PM

No, not from Eleanor Burns (although I love her and respect her bunches). I taught medical assisting for 30 years and learned the surgeons knot through my clinical assisting prior to teaching. Handy knot and I use it a lot.

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Corly replied on Tue, Jan 31 2012 6:27 PM

About me. Hmm. Well, been sewing all my life. Quilting for past 15 years or so. Now that I am retired, it is my main activity. I belong to many guilds, go to classes, retreats, etc. Have a huge stash of fabrics, patterns, magazines, etc. Trying to downsize it a bit.

I also embroidery and love to do hand sewing such as English Paper Piecing, hand stitching blanket stitch, crafts, etc. Want to learn to applique, haven't figured that out yet!

Married, 3 sons, 2 grandsons, one DIL, and a baby grand daughter due in April. 

Glad to be on this site. Thanks for the welcome messages!

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Marie replied on Tue, Jan 31 2012 7:00 PM

Corky, perhaps Eleanor has a friend in the medical field who taught her the knot.  I learned it from her original Log Cabin book.

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Ginny replied on Tue, Jan 31 2012 7:04 PM

I leared the knot assisting the surgeons in ER for many years.  Ginny

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Linda replied on Tue, Jan 31 2012 8:56 PM

Corky,

Welcome to the group! Sounds like you can teach us a thing or two. Love the tip. I sometime tie the quilts I do for charity. Have you posted photos of your work yet? We love to see photos!

 

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Barbara replied on Wed, Feb 1 2012 12:02 PM

Corky, I learned to make the same knot watching Doc's doing surgery ,I have always used it ,But thanks for the tip anyway , Also I wanted to welcome you to the club. Barbara

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Corly replied on Wed, Feb 1 2012 1:31 PM

This is the friendliest darn club!! I think I'll stick around!  :)

If I can figure out how to post pictures I will share some of my quilts and projects.

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Nana replied on Wed, Feb 1 2012 1:47 PM

Corky

If you want to post to your gallery and show n tell go here    Post Your Quilts in the Gallery

If you want to post in one of the threads click on one of the quick reply buttons.  There is a green film strip in the header bar.  Click on it.   Click browse...find your pic....double click ...  then click insert.  It will take what seems like forever but it will post then you can click the post button at the bottom.   If you want to write a message with the pic just click enter after the pic posts and write and then click post.

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