Quilting has become very popular over the last decade. Many people enjoy creating their own unique pieces of art using fabric and thread. If you want to get started, you’ll need some basic tools and materials.
Contrary to what you might have heard, you don’t need to be a professional seamstress or even a skilled crafter to create beautiful quilts.
In fact, you don’t even need to have any prior experience in sewing at all! There are several ways to tie or bind your quilts, depending on your preference.
This can be one of the trickiest techniques to get right – especially if you’re a beginner. But, don’t panic – because in this article we are going to be sharing with you some ways that you can tie off your quilt after you are done sewing it together.
So, without further ado, read on to discover how to tie your quilt like a pro!
The Different Ways To Tie A Quilt
The Double Knot
The first knot that you can use to tie your quilt after you are done sewing it together is something that is known as the double knot. This is also referred to as the square knot.
It’s a simple way to secure your edges when you are finished sewing your quilt together.
You simply start by making a loop out of your thread (or yarn). Then, take another piece of thread and pass it through the loop.
Finally, pull both ends of the thread up so they meet each other and then tighten them down.
The “Beginner-Friendly” Knot
Another great way to tie off your quilt once you are done sewing it is by using the “Beginner-Friendly” knot. This is similar to the double knot, but there are a few differences.
First, instead of passing the second piece of thread through the loop, you will actually wrap the two threads around each other.
Secondly, you will not tighten the knot until you are ready to finish stitching your quilt. So, keep these things in mind before tying off your quilt.
The Square Knot
If you prefer to use a more traditional method for binding your quilt, then you should try using the square knot. All you need to do is make a small loop out of your thread and then pass your needle through the loop.
Next, bring your needle back into the same hole and repeat the process. Once you’ve completed this step, just continue to stitch your quilt together.
The Three-Step Method
If you’d rather not use knots, then you may choose to use the three-step method. This involves taking your thread, folding it in half, and then bringing it back again. When you are finished, you will have made a triangle shape.
Now, you will simply fold the bottom point of your triangle towards the middle and then bring the top point down. Finally, you will bring the two points together and sew them down.
The Bowtie Knot
A bow tie knot is a great alternative to a square knot. It works well for beginners who are new to tying off their quilts. Simply put, you will make a small loop out from your thread and then pass it through the loop twice.
After you have passed the second time, you will bring the ends of the thread together and then pull them tight.
The Lark’s Head Knot
This is a variation of the square knot. Instead of making a small loop, you will make a large loop. Then, you will bring the end of your thread back through the loop and then pull the ends tight.
The Granny Knot
This is a very easy knot to learn. Simply make a loop out of your string or thread and then pull the ends of the string/thread up and then tighten them down so that they meet each other.
The Basket Weave Knot
The basket weave knot is used to bind your quilt at the corners. To begin with, you will make a loop out of one end of your thread.
Then, you will go underneath the loop and come back up on the opposite side. Continue doing this until you have gone across the entire length of the edge.
The Double Fisherman’s Knot
The fisherman’s knot is a good knot to know if you want to be able to quickly and easily undo any knots that you might accidentally tie while working on a project. In order to tie this knot, you will need to start by making a loop.
Then, you’ll need to pass the end of your thread under the loop and then back through the loop. You will then need to pull the ends of the thread tightly together.
The Overhand Knot
An overhand knot is another great knot to know when you’re looking to finish off your quilting projects. To tie this knot, you first need to make a loop out of the end of your thread.
Next, you will take the loose end of the thread and pass it through the loop. Make sure that you pull the ends of the threads tight as you work.
Why Is It Important to Tie Your Quilt?
Regardless of whether you’re a pro quilter or you’re just getting started, it is important to tie your quilts because it helps to keep them secure after you are done sewing them. If you don’t properly tie your quilt, then it could potentially fall apart.
Also, if you don’t tie your quilt correctly, then it can become messy and unraveled. So, always remember to tie your quilts before you give them to a friend or proudly display them in your home.
Tying your quilts is an essential part of finishing them off. By learning how to do this, you will find that you will be much more confident about using the various tying techniques that we have talked you through above.
So, what are you waiting for? Start practicing today!
Thank you for reading.