Saturday, 15 January 2011

Arrhhhh....How did that get there!

No red thread in this project and I also use a hammock to hold my batting and quilt top of the floor....


The only panick was 'where did I put my crochet hooks'...had to think long and hard, hadn't seen them since before I moved my studio into this upstairs room, I did eventually find them....

These are the tools I use to remove those pesky threads that sometimes appear and of course are so obvious behind a white or pale coloured square.


I use the pin to open up the fibers and then the crochet hook (that's a size 20, very small) to poke in there and tease out that thread.....




Took two attemps but got it all out!


That's a lot of thread!
Let the fabric relax and no one will know it was ever there!

14 comments:

  1. Very clever, I'll have to try that sometime.

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  2. Kay,

    Thank you for great instructions ... just hope I never have to use them!
    (It is a vary faint hope!)

    Judy B

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  3. Kay - what a great idea...and thank you for that information. By the way - I love your quilting. What size are those squares?

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  4. Good job at getting that thread out! Thankfully - most of the quilts I've done so far have been darker fabrics and the whites I've picked are thicker, so they hide stray threads.

    The quilting looks great!

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  5. What a great idea - I must file that one away for the future. The quilting looks fabulous!

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  6. Success...glad you got the thread out. BTW, do you have photos of your studio on the blog? I'd love to see it!!

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  7. What a great idea - congrats on getting that pesky thread out. Ever figure out where it came from?

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  8. Margie...I'm sure that's a rogue thread left around from my Christmas trip quilt...but how it got there I don't know???

    Thanks for dropping by!

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  9. What lovely and appropriate quilting, not too little, not too much - Mary

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  10. Well done!!! I can feel your heart ache!

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  11. Fantastic idea! Thanks for the hint!

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  12. A friend of mine calls them "varicose veins" :o)

    Thanks for sharing such a clever trick!

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  13. Very clever idea! I keep those tiny crochet hooks even though I do not like to crochet with thread. They come in handy for a variety of things.

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  14. Not many have such small hooks.
    I've my stash of steel needles in a safe place. Some we even my grandmother's.

    BTW, GREAT tip.

    Hugs,
    Gerry

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