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Posted by: Janie Viers
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Posted on: 5/24/05 1:03 PM
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I know most of you know this, BUT if you are hand sewing with a needle and you want to sew with a double thread: Don't knot both thread ends together at the bottom, instead knot each thread at the end of the thread and it won't get so twisted up. Seems too simple to work... but it does.

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flowermama said... (6/2/05 6:30 PM) Reply
Wow, this will save me a lot of frustration. Thanks Janie.
NANABLADE said... (6/2/05 1:22 PM) Reply
I just finished binding a quilt and the thread kept tangling and knotting up...Can't wait to get home and try this...will let you know how it turned out.
Shellia said... (5/26/05 6:57 AM) Reply
That is a wonderful tip! Thanks for the info, that is a bugaboo for me.
Mary Stiefer said... (5/25/05 8:06 AM) Reply
All my years of sewing and I always learn something new on this site. I love this tip.
Stitchology said... (5/25/05 7:00 AM) Reply
Thanks. I never knew this and it's a big help.
PixieCat said... (5/25/05 4:42 AM) Reply
Thank you for the tip! I recently had this problem and, duh, I never thought of doing this. I'll try it!
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