by 02kar Moderator 25 Sep 2016

Here's a question for you who quilt. I am trying to finish a queen sized quilt that is hand embroidered. I ended up quilting the 42-15x15 inch blocks by machine with quilting thread and invisible thread. I just could not physically do the hand quilting. I have all those bits of invisible threads now on the back. Should I ignore them and hope the backing fabric (a sturdy home dec thickness) will flatten them or should I clip them? This has been a 10 year project and I just want to finish it. This has not been an easy project for my unhappy spine and vertigo. Thanks for any and all suggestions.

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by pennifold 25 Sep 2016

Hi Karen, I wouldn't clip them because sometimes they come undone! Ask me how I know!!!! Hope it all comes together nicely for you. Love Chris

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by asterixsew Moderator 25 Sep 2016

Ten years in the making - well that is dedication. I hope you complete soon

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by dragonflyer 25 Sep 2016

Hi Karen....the "standard" invisible thread (mono or poly-filament) is very fine and fairly soft...usually .005mm or .004mm in thickness...if this is what you used, I do not think that the thread tie-off ends on the back will be a problem...especially if you are using a "sturdy home dec" fabric for backing.

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jrob by jrob 25 Sep 2016

I agree. They will work themselves down into heavy fabric.

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