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Tying Quilts – The Easy Way – by Dawn Cavanaugh

At our meeting this past Thursday our Community Quilts Chairperson, Pam Beebe, asked if anyone would be willing to take a quilt or two to be TIED instead of quilted. Sometimes the fabric, batting, or backing in a quilt is extra heavy, dense, or fluffy making machine quilting difficult.

While flipping through the May/June 2011 issue of the Fons & Porter Love of Quilting magazine yesterday I came across a great three-page article entitled “Tying a Quilt by Machine.” What super timing!

The instructions are mainly for a longarm, but can be converted to a home machine very easily. I have tied quilts with this method using leftover yarns, ribbons, and with embroidery floss.

How To Tye Quilts
– Sharon ‘the Librarian’ Fry

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