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cindyz
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Joined: 24 May 2004
Posts: 27
Location: Denver
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10:25 am Aug 02, 2004

I am loving my new SQ piece. I wish I had more time to stitch. I have used a quilting lap frame in the past for my work. This piece is too big and I have been using a lap frame with scroll bars. I am having a hard time turning over to clip threads. I am not a very neat stitcher. I knot my thread and I run the threads through the back. I am wondering if I should be using a different technique. I have never notice any problems with the final result on my other work. Any advice before I go on to Page 2?
hez
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Joined: 08 Jul 2004
Posts: 8
Location: Winnipeg
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1:32 pm Aug 02, 2004

I learned a new method a few years ago that seems to work really well for me. You know how you run under a few stitches to end a thread? Do the same thing to start your thread but when you come up after running under about 3 stitches, loop back under the last stitch and "anchor" your thread. You can even come up in between your two strands of floss if you want a tighter fit. It takes a little while to get the hang of it. You'll probably just pull the thread loose the first few times but after awhile you'll figure out just how much tension to put on the thread to anchor it. Now when I do a project, I only have one knot in the entire piece: the very first thread I use because there is no place to put an anchor. You'll find the back of your work is much smoother without all those bumps!
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Originally posted by cindyz
I am loving my new SQ piece. I wish I had more time to stitch. I have used a quilting lap frame in the past for my work. This piece is too big and I have been using a lap frame with scroll bars. I am having a hard time turning over to clip threads. I am not a very neat stitcher. I knot my thread and I run the threads through the back. I am wondering if I should be using a different technique. I have never notice any problems with the final result on my other work. Any advice before I go on to Page 2?
Judy K`
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Joined: 16 Apr 2004
Posts: 36
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4:17 pm Aug 02, 2004

I figured out a way to prevent the first knot also but hard to explain but will try. When you come up on the first stitch leave a tail about an inch, go down on first and when you come up on second stitch lock the tail under the stitch. You can also do this with a single stitch after you see how it's done. Also if it's a single color 2 ply stitch you can use the loop method another person wrote about earlier. Good luck. Have used your method for finishing off before also.
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Originally posted by hez
I learned a new method a few years ago that seems to work really well for me. You know how you run under a few stitches to end a thread? Do the same thing to start your thread but when you come up after running under about 3 stitches, loop back under the last stitch and "anchor" your thread. You can even come up in between your two strands of floss if you want a tighter fit. It takes a little while to get the hang of it. You'll probably just pull the thread loose the first few times but after awhile you'll figure out just how much tension to put on the thread to anchor it. Now when I do a project, I only have one knot in the entire piece: the very first thread I use because there is no place to put an anchor. You'll find the back of your work is much smoother without all those bumps!
quote:
Originally posted by cindyz
I am loving my new SQ piece. I wish I had more time to stitch. I have used a quilting lap frame in the past for my work. This piece is too big and I have been using a lap frame with scroll bars. I am having a hard time turning over to clip threads. I am not a very neat stitcher. I knot my thread and I run the threads through the back. I am wondering if I should be using a different technique. I have never notice any problems with the final result on my other work. Any advice before I go on to Page 2?

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