How to make a Quilters knot

The first time I saw someone make a quilter's knot, I was blown away!

I use this knot all the time and often make one as soon as I've cut my thread and threaded my needle - often without realising I've done it!

Depending on what you are stitching, you will want to alter the number of times you wrap your needle.  If I am hand quilting, I wrap no more than 3 times.  If I am sewing my EPP shapes together with a really fine thread such as Wonderfil Decobob, I will wrap my thread 8-10 times before forming the knot.

Here's how to make a Quilter's Knot:

 

1
Thread your needle
2
Grab the end of your thread
3
Grip the end of the thread against the needle between your thumb and forefinger
4
Wrap the thread around the needle. The more times you wrap, the larger the knot will be.
5
Pinch the wraps between your thumb and forefinger
6
Pull the needle out whilst gripping the wraps between your thumb and forefinger. There’s the knot!

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