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pamortman posted on Thu, Oct 10 2013 2:11 PM

My quilt has squares about 5 x 5 inch. I have sewn them together and have added the bstting. On the back I have shiny  beige courderoy.  I was just going to tie every other square with yarn so the yarn would show on the back side only. Should I sew each square with the yarn? I was told to sew each square to the back for durabilty. I have pictures of the front and back to show how I have started this. I started this quilt 30 plus years ago and want to finish it. It is 8' long and 6' wide. Would accept any ideas. Thanks.

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Answered (Verified) gini replied on Thu, Oct 10 2013 2:45 PM
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no need to sew it.   the ties will hld it securely.   usually the quilt wears out around the ties.  make sure you are doing a secure knot.   i do three knots instead of two.  if you use wool,  it will fetl up,    you can use a variety of threads.   i don't recommend floss for a quilt that is going to be used,  but perle cottons,  yarns, string should all work well.

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Answered (Verified) gini replied on Thu, Oct 10 2013 2:45 PM
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no need to sew it.   the ties will hld it securely.   usually the quilt wears out around the ties.  make sure you are doing a secure knot.   i do three knots instead of two.  if you use wool,  it will fetl up,    you can use a variety of threads.   i don't recommend floss for a quilt that is going to be used,  but perle cottons,  yarns, string should all work well.

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gini replied on Thu, Oct 10 2013 2:46 PM

and  i for got to welcome you to the group   hello and welcome,  i hope you stop in to chat with us often.

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Thank you for replying so quickly. I am using the cotton yarns. I am so glad I found this web site and I accept your welcome. I will probably be back with other issues.

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HI pamortman,

welcome.  It sounds like you have a good idea of what you want to do. The only issue with your ties that i can see is that  they be spaced close enough together to keep the batting from shifting. The minimum spacing should be on the packaging if you still have it.  A surgeon's knot works well and doesn't come un-tied too easily.  I hope you'll post pictures of this quilt in progress so we can all see what wonderful thing you have created!

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Marie replied on Thu, Oct 10 2013 6:36 PM

Hi and welcome to the gang!  I also use a surgeon's knot which is loop twice before you pull it and loop twice again as you finish your square knot.  Hope this is clear if not you might try to google it. 

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Thank you for the advise. I have posted my pictures in my gallery. As you can see I just started the back and stitched every other block, so I will go and do each block individually for strength. I have a long ways to go. Let me know if the back side could be done any differently before I continue this project. I am a greenhorn at this so all cuggestions are totally welcome. Thanks to everyone who is replying. I am so glad I found this web site.

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gini replied on Thu, Oct 10 2013 10:43 PM

pamortman:
Thanks to everyone who is replying. I am so glad I found this web site.

we are very happy to have you, the more the merrier

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