How to Tie Off a Quilt

Tying off a quilt with secure knots.

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How to Tie Off a Quilt
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If you don't have a sewing machine that will quilt, tying off a quilt is a great idea. Secure knots that won't unravel are key! The knots hold the front, back and batting secure for washing.

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Pin the quilt in a pattern that makes sense and keeps sections about 4 to 6 inches.

Pin the quilt in a pattern that makes sense and keeps sections about 4 to 6 inches.

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Thread the needle with embroidery thread in a complementary color. Create a single stitch that leaves a small space.

Thread the needle with embroidery thread in a complementary color. Create a single stitch that leaves a small space.

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Loop the short end over as if tying a shoe. Pull snug.

Loop the short end over as if tying a shoe. Pull snug.

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Next, loop over twice--this is the step that secures the knot tight so it won't unravel.

Next, loop over twice--this is the step that secures the knot tight so it won't unravel.

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Pull tight to secure.

Pull tight to secure.

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Use scissors (or seem splitter like I did) to trim ends to same length and free your needle with thread for the next one.

Use scissors (or seem splitter like I did) to trim ends to same length and free your needle with thread for the next one.

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Now the quilt front, back and batting are secure for washing and using your quilt! Grab a good book and cup of tea and curl up toasty and warm!

Now the quilt front, back and batting are secure for washing and using your quilt! Grab a good book and cup of tea and curl up toasty and warm!

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