Friday, April 1, 2011

Sorting out loose ends

video
OK, this is major technological advancement for this little blog. Hope it works! This is a video clip of my thread burying process. I know it fascinates a lot of people that the threads are tied off by hand in this way. Maybe you can see from the video clip that once I'm going, it's a smooth and relaxing process!

In case your wondering, the steps I am going through here are:
- selecting a pair of threads to tie (each line of stitching has two threads - the top thread and the bottom thread - at its beginning and end)
- tying a granny knot in the pair of threads
- trimming the pair of threads to the same length
- threading them onto the needle
- using the needle to thread them between the layers of the quilt
- trimming off the excess thread

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