keeping silk and other fine applique threads on the needle


How many of you belong to TQS (the quilt show online with Ricky and
Alex)? Episode 310 =96 Needlework at Its Finest (Liuxin Newman)
is where I learned a very very cool way to secure any kind of thread
on the needle with NO knots and the needle NEVER unthreads. It has to
do with piercing the thread tail with the needle back and forth -
without seeing it, I never would have figured it out. I'm not 100%
sure that season 3 is available online anymore, as season 5 is in full
swing, but I know you can buy the season on dvd and it's worth every
penny. I even bought Liuxin's book on perfect hand applique and have
been honing my skills ever since.
Musicmaker
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Musicmaker
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Looking at Liuxin Newman's website, I found she has a video of how to secure the thread as Cindy described- for free! What a generous lady she is-
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You're welcome!
Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
How many of you belong to TQS (the quilt show online with Ricky and Alex)? Episode 310 ? Needlework at Its Finest (Liuxin Newman) is where I learned a very very cool way to secure any kind of thread on the needle with NO knots and the needle NEVER unthreads. It has to do with piercing the thread tail with the needle back and forth - without seeing it, I never would have figured it out. I'm not 100% sure that season 3 is available online anymore, as season 5 is in full swing, but I know you can buy the season on dvd and it's worth every penny. I even bought Liuxin's book on perfect hand applique and have been honing my skills ever since.
Musicmaker
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Leslie& The Furbabies in MO.
I've tried several different time with different styles of needles and I cannot do this. I don't know why. I've seen people do it and it looks so easy.
Here's another thing. If that needle doesn't slide just a little bit, the thread will break at the needle after just a short while. Of course, You usually have a long enough tail to rethread the needle.
Cindy
How many of you belong to TQS (the quilt show online with Ricky and Alex)? Episode 310 ? Needlework at Its Finest (Liuxin Newman) is where I learned a very very cool way to secure any kind of thread on the needle with NO knots and the needle NEVER unthreads. It has to do with piercing the thread tail with the needle back and forth - without seeing it, I never would have figured it out. I'm not 100% sure that season 3 is available online anymore, as season 5 is in full swing, but I know you can buy the season on dvd and it's worth every penny. I even bought Liuxin's book on perfect hand applique and have been honing my skills ever since.
Musicmaker
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teleflora
I've been a member from the beginning tho I must confess I am a little behind since they increased the frequency.
I recently discovered that I could get all the back programs (originally you could only view them for a year) and when I asked if this was a permanent thing, Alex's husband replied and said that they hoped it would be. I have always thought that if they base themselves on a magazine, then you should be able to keep the back issues you have paid for indefinitely, or at least for longer than a year.
Its good being able to go back and review programs - I recently found just what I was looking for in one of the first ones.
I don't use many of the other facilities there - if I did I never would get round to quilting!
I'll have a look at the threading technique in the morning.
The problem I've been have recently in hand quilting is not the needle coming unthreaded, but the needle eye cutting through the thread. It does it with most threads, and different needles. Driving me mad!
Sally at the Seaside~~~~~~~~~~~~~uk
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Sally Swindells
I've been using the John James gold n glide applique needles with a gold eye and haven't had silk thread break, ever. Of course, my "ever" accounts for only 2 applique projects ;-D
Musicmaker
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Musicmaker
I've never had silk thread break either, and I've done several projects with a considerable amount of hand applique. I can't say that about cotton or dual duty thread.
Julia in MN
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