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From: Carmela
Date: 10-11-2005, 11:27 AM (1 of 6)
:mad: Anyone know how to "MAKE" the back of the tablecloth look neat How do I knot the thread how do I end???? My back looks messy After every color do I cut the thread or carry it over HELP :coffee:
User: Carmela
Member since: 10-21-2001
Total posts: 38
From: LeapFrog Libby
Date: 10-11-2005, 12:51 PM (2 of 6)
When I got Xstitch instructions, It said Never knot your thread ends.. hold about an inch behind your work as you begin and stitch over them until secure.. When you finish with the thread go to back and weave it under last few stitches.. Voila ! ! no knots to show as you press..
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User: LeapFrog Libby
Member since: 05-01-2002
Total posts: 2022
From: Carmela
Date: 10-11-2005, 01:02 PM (3 of 6)
I do that with pictures But was afraid to do it with linens Afraid they won't take the washing without coming apart ............... I am making table runners for my daughters and daughter in laws for Christmas Next one I will do it your way Thanks :up:
User: Carmela
Member since: 10-21-2001
Total posts: 38
From: Meari
Date: 07-31-2006, 06:34 PM (4 of 6)
As long as you catch the tail on the backside at least an inch, it will not come loose in the wash. I've done it many times. Good luck with your project! :up:
User: Meari
Member since: 07-31-2006
Total posts: 1
From: MaryW
Date: 08-02-2006, 09:03 AM (5 of 6)
Hi Meari and welcome to Sew Whats New. :smile:
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: DorothyL
Date: 08-02-2006, 09:20 AM (6 of 6)
Sometimes I like to back finished work with iron on interfacing.
Or a thin cotton lining is nice.
If something is to be washed often you want to weave a little longer tail at the beginning and end but don't knot.
You can run the thread under several stitches rather than start or stop. Or, if the design allows, stitch over it later but don't have three or four threads to stitch over in the same place. And don't run it from one spot to another if you are not going to stitch over it.
How heavy is your fabric. A heavy fabric, Aida, Lugana or such, is more forgiving than fine linen.
User: DorothyL
Member since: 12-09-2002
Total posts: 3883
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