Do You Know How To Tie a Quilter's Knot?

Here’s an easy way to get a knot at the end of your thread:

Step 1

Thread the needle and hold it between your thumb and forefinger about halfway down the needle shaft. With your other hand, take the long end of the thread and place the tail on top of the needed allowing the thread to extend about ½” beyond the needle as in Diagram A.

Step 2

While holding the needle, pinch the thread that is on top of the needle between thumb and forefinger.

Step 3

With the other hand, wrap the main part of the thread around the needle about three times as in Diagram B.

Pinch the wraps between thumb and forefinger.

Step 4

Continue pinching the wraps and the needle with one hand grasp the needle near the point with your other hand and begin pulling the needle through the wraps. Keep pinching until all the thread is pulled through the wraps. A knot will be formed at the end of the thread as seen in Diagram C.

Step 5

Clip tail near knot for sewing.

If it sounds a little confusing, it really isn’t – stop by the shop and we’ll show you how it’s done!