The Back to School Blog Hop – The Quilter’s Knot

When I teach classes, one of things I always teach my students is the quickest way to make the “Quilter’s Knot”, which is the fastest, best knot I have ever learned to make.
I’m sure it’s called many things, but this is what it was called when it was taught to me. it is a sturdy knot that won’t pop out of your work.
So, go get yourself a needle and thread… we’ll wait!
Ready? Here’s a quick video on how to do it!

For those that need the step by step, here you go:

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Start with a length of thread on your needle.

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Lay the tail of the thread on your finger of the hand holding the needle, and lay the needle over it, creating an X.

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You will have a loop of thread, and take the end that is connected to the X and wrap it around the needle 3 times.

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Move your hand holding the needle up to pinch that wrapped section of the needle.

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Pull the needle while holding the pinched section tight.
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Keep pulling. You will feel the thread start to slide through the wrapped section you are pinching. Pull until you reach the end of the thread.

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Now you have a perfect knot! Go ahead and try it right now!!

Did you like this tip? If so, you can follow the rest of the super awesome Blog Hoppers for their tips:
Sept 1: Peta Minerof-Bartos of PetaQuilts
Sept 2: Cheryl Sleboda of  <<<—That’s ME!!
Sept 3: Teresa Coates of Crinkle Dreams
Sept 4: Cath Hall of Wombat Quilts
Sept 5: Sam Hunter of Hunter’s Design Studio
Sept 6: Melanie McNeil of Catbird Quilt Studio
Sept 7: Mandy Leins of Mandalei Quilts 
Sept 8: Rose Hughes of Rose Hughes
Sept 9: Megan Dougherty of The Bitchy Stitcher
Sept 10: Lynn Krawczyk of Smudged Design Studio
Sept 11: Susan Beal of West Coast Crafty
Sept 12: Sarah Lawson of Sew Sweetness
Sept 13: Jane Victoria of Jolly and Delilah
Sept 14: Jemelia Hilfiger of Je’s Bend
Sept 15: Ebony Love of LoveBug Studios
Sept 16: Misty Cole of Daily Design Wall
Sept 17: Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams
Sept 18: Christina Cameli of A Few Scraps
Sept 19: Bill Volckening of WonkyWorld
Sept 20: Jessica Darling of Jessica Darling
Sept 21: Debbie Kleve Birkebile of Mountain Trail Quilt Treasures
Sept 22: Heather Kinion of Heather K is a Quilter
Sept 23: Michelle Freedman of Design Camp PDX
Sept 24: Kathy Mathews of Chicago Now Quilting Sewing Creation
Sept 25: Jane Shallala Davidson of Quilt Jane
Sept 27: Cristy Fincher of Purple Daisies Quilting
Sept 28: Catherine Redford of Catherine Redford
Sept 29: Amalia Teresa Parra Morusiewicz of Fun From A to Z
Sept 30: Victoria Findlay Wolfe of Victoria Findlay Wolfe Quilts
October 1: Tracy Mooney of 3LittleBrds
October 2: Trish Frankland, guest posting on Persimon Dreams
October 3: Flaun Cline of I Plead Quilty