- First, lower your needle and then turn your needle dial to raise it back up catching your bobbin thread in the process. Then lightly tug your top thread and it will pull a loop of bobbin thread.
- Then you can pull them back and drop your needle to begin quilting. Just be sure to hold them out of the way for your first few stitches.
- After stitching for a bit and moving a few inches from my start spot, I like to tie off my start threads. Some people prefer to do this last, but I always do it fairly quickly to be sure I don't run over them later. To hide my threads in the quilt layers, I use an Easy Threading needle, or cheater needle. Its a needle with a slotted top that you can easily pop your threads into. I found these at hobby lobby.
- Then I tie a small knot in my start threads, and use the needle to pull the knot close to the fabric.
- Then tuck your needle into the middle of the quilt, being sure not to go through the backing. Hook your thread into the needle top and pull it through making sure the little knot pops into the layers.
- Clip your threads close to the quilt top. If they still show a little just give the spot a tiny massage and they should sneak back under the top layer.
Happy quilting everyone! Another color change is in my immediate future :p
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