Thanks to Sam Hunter for inviting me to be part of this blog hop.
I love to free motion quilt. It truly is one of my favorite parts of the process of quilting. However, I always know when my bobbin is getting low because I will get small loops on the top of my quilt. Then it's time to break out the seam ripper and rip and wind a new bobbin and start again.
OR IS IT?
This is what I'd wondered. Is there a way to get rid of the loops and save time?
YES! And it's super easy.
Start with a self-threading needle. There are many brands available and they all work well.
Here is the loop (below red arrow). It's really hard to take a good picture of a loop, but trust me it sticks up about 1/8 inch away from the surface of the quilt. This quilt is destined for show and I can't have that!
Step Two - tie a knot with the thread.
Step Three- Put the self-threading needle back on BOTH thread tails.
Step Four - Bury the knot just like you would any other knot on your quilting project. This will pull the little loop into the batting and save lots of time and effort ripping for one little loop (which of course I never see until later...).
Step Five - Trim your tails. Complete!
I hope this helps you avoid the seam ripper!
I hope you get to quilt today!