I was facing a pretty daunting task over the weekend – my mystery project (which will be revealed on here on Wednesday) had hundreds of thread ends to bury. Suggestions on Instagram were to get self threading or spiral thread needles, and I did order some, but as teleporting your orders isn’t actually a thing yet, I was going to have to wait for the delivery gods to come through. In the meantime I was out to dinner on Friday night with my fellow teachers from The Stitchery as a last hurrah, and I was telling my neighbour at the table about the mystery project as well as the millions of ends issue (by the end of this tale it may be up to billions ;o) ) As it happens Patricia MacIndoe is an expert in the art of boutis as well as quilting, and she explained a method used to bury thread ends in boutis (an interesting Provencal whole cloth type of quilt, using a technique similar to trapunto) and having tried it and fallen in love with it immediately, I made a wee video for you to show you how it’s done.
Isn’t that fabulous? No fiddly threading and battling with wee short bits of thread, nor having to thread a self threading needle hundreds of time over, and it’s fast! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a few thousand more ends to bury…
Great tip, Katy, thanks for passing it on! I admired many boutis quilts in France but didn’t stop to consider how all those encircling quilt patterns were started and finished.
My most excellent thread burying tip is always quilt from one side of the quilt to another; never, ever stop or start in the middle. It makes my thread burying very easy 😉
Fantastic tip – thanks a million! Will definitely be using this over and over again!
Terrific job of imparting this nifty little trick for burying those pesky threads. I’m sure that I’m not the only one who slapped her head and said, “Now why didn’t I think of this?” Can’t wait for Wednesday for the mystery project reveal.
That’s a great idea! Thanks for sharing it, Katie. With that lasso, you’ll be a regular thread-burying cowgirl!
Thanks Katy! Brilliant!
Well that’s made life a lot easier! No more knots to bury! Thanks!!
Well isn’t this something!? Very cool.
What a great technique! I’ll be showing this to my quilt guild members soon. Thank you.
I’ve used a similar method, but threading both ends of the “lasso ” thread through the needle leaving a loop. It occasionally does come unthreaded, but no knot to pull through
How fantastic. Thanks for sharing!
BRILLIANT! Thanks for the tip!
Great tip and very clear video Katy, thanks! Can I ask, do you knot your ends together prior to threading through?
This is an amazing tip!!!! Thank you for the video too!!!
Wonderful tip! Thank you for sharing it.