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Other than my family, the passion of my life is quilting. An eclectic, I love a wide variety of styles and techniques encompassing both machine and hand work. Instagram: lyncc_quilts

Sunday, October 4, 2015

BOMs Away - WHY Have I Not Learned This Tucking Tip Before Now?!!



Welcome to the Link-Up for BOMs Away Mondays!
We'd love to see the BOM you're working on lately.
This week's link-up is at the bottom of the post.

(Gotta share this first before I put in my BOM work)


OK, Folks!  I have to figure out how to embed a YouTube video, because seriously, this technique for burying threads just rocked my world. I will never go back to my old ways. Another commenter on a blog post that I can no longer identify shared this link when somebody asked how people deal with keeping the threads in a self-threading needle while burying tails. Well, let me tell you, this method solves that problem completely, and gives you a great solution for the accidental too-short snips! It was so much faster than my self-threader needle.



(Incidentally, I found it very easy to simply use the needle to hook the tails through the loop into the lasso. I just tucked maybe 80 tails, and only needed to use my fingers to do so twice.)


No more fighting with a self-threading needle or threading every single set of tails into a needle to tuck them. My lasso needle is going to live permanently ready-to-go in my needle book! (See it there to the left of the sun? It is my new very best friend.)




OK, Now back to BOMs Away business.  This week was a Kelly Week, so I got some more FMQ work done on her "Strolling the Block." Namely, I finished quilting the last row of the center (which actually was the Jan-Feb-Mar row at the top). 




All that remains is the outer border. I'm looking forward to practicing large-scale feathers on it. Its dark color and busy calico print provide a perfect, forgiving, surface for building more confidence with those. Which I need before hitting the feather work on Devon & Kyle's wedding quilt!


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How about you? - Have you worked on any BOMs lately? 

7 comments:

Cath said...

That is B.R.I.L.L.I.A.N.T !!! I have pinned it for future reference! Great BOM progress this week Lynette :)

Kathy Schwartz said...

Great tip Lynette! Thanks for sharing. I added this video to our guilds blog for our members to see.

Barbara said...

Thanks for posting that video. I had seen it around somewhere but didn't actually watch it, thinking it was going to be the same old, same old. Now I'm going to have to give this a try.

Ramona said...

Great find, Lynette! Thank you for sharing the video with us.

Janet said...

Fantastic!! I will definitely use this tip!

Karen said...

Thank you for sharing the video. I have never seen the thread tails done that way.

Lara B. said...

That is a great tip Lynette! Thanks for sharing! It's one of those things that you wonder why it's not common knowledge.