Linda over at Texas Quilt Gal came by for visit a few days ago. She asked about tying a quilt. A few months ago I took pictures of me tying a quilt. Just in case someone wanted some information on how to do this. I hope I get the explanation wrote so you all understand this process.
After I sandwich the quilt top....all pinned down...it's ready to be tied. So here we go...
The tools you will need:
Sharp larged eyed needle
yarn of your choice
Needle puller...I strongly suggest you have one of these, when your going into seams, it's hard to pull the needle in and out.
STEPS TO TYING A QUILT
1. pick the spot you want to start. I usually start in the middle of the quilt and work my way around. put the needle through the fabric, you will be going in the top...the end of your thread should be on the top.
2. Then from under the quilt, push your needle, close to where the other yarn is, and pull it through.
3. Pull the yarn all the way too the top.
4. Cut the thread so it's about the same length as the other piece of yarn, Cut a piece of yarn from your ball of yarn about 6 inches long, and lay it between the 2 pieces of yarn.
5. take the two pieces of yarn, not the middle one, but the two outside pieces, and tie them together, you can pull them snuggly tight.
6. Once they are tight, bring the other two pieces together and tie them,
7. Then take all the pieces together and tie them together.
8. Pull them all together and cut them to the length you want...I suggest at least 2 inch tails . Any shorter than that and your tie may come undone.
I hope this helps you out. Learning how to tie a quilt isn't really hard if you know what to do. I learned in a couple days from a lady that had been quilting her whole life. It took me a few tries to get it right. So grab a piece of scrap fabric, sandwich it and practice.😁