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.


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

by asterixsew Moderator 25 Sep 2016

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

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.