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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

How to Make a Quilter's Knot

Hi modern quilters! I'm Jenny and so excited about this new quilt guild in Dallas. I thought I would post a tutorial on something we all need to know how to do.

I prefer to do all sewing on the machine. It's fast and efficient. However, there are some instances when I simply have to sew by hand (bleh, I know).

Anyway, before you sew specific stitches, you need to know how to make a sturdy knot that will stay put. I know, you're thinking "a knot?" I totally know how to make a knot. If you do, awesome! If you don't, I'll show ya in this super quick video tutorial. Please excuse the slight blurriness and ridiculously short nails. Um, I still bite my nails. Been trying to stop for like 28 years. Nervous habit. Don't even realize I'm doing it.

Moving on… this knot is really easy once you practice it once or twice. It's great if you have to sew on a button, hand stitch binding, or slip-stitch something closed. It will keep your stitches really secure and you can bury it in the fabric so it won't be seen.


Friday, February 5, 2010

Our First Meeting

Thanks to all of you who came out in the rain to our first meeting! It was a great turnout and a lot of fun to meet all of you. A special thank you to Callie of CityCraft for hosting in her beautiful shop!

I received a lot of great feedback and offers for help last night and believe me, I will be taking you up on it! This is a great group of women and I am really excited about the possibilities. For those of you who could not make it last night, I've posted the questionnaire here. Be sure and nominate yourself and others for officer positions! If you see a need for a position that is not listed, feel free to suggest it in the comments.


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