Terrific Tip Tuesday: Burying Threads


When you’re free motioning (or when you run out of thread in the middle of topstitching), you need to bury your threads. Often times, these are not nice long tails, they’re scraggly short pieces of thread. The best solution: self threading needles. I love these by Merchant & Mills that I picked up at Modern Textiles.


Basically, in lieu of threading the eye, you pop the thread in through the tension points on the tip of the needle. They’ll change your life.
xo LC

6 thoughts on “Terrific Tip Tuesday: Burying Threads

  1. I’m going to ask a stupid question. Do you pull the tread up from the front of the quilt and tie know then bury or do you just bury from both sides?

    • Not stupid at all! I pull both my threads to the top when I quilt so that I don’t quilt over the tails. I don’t knot; I just bury the threads separately. I do a securing stitch (three stitches in the same spot) when I start quilting. Hope that helps!

  2. Thank you for the tip. I bury my threads regularly, and have always used a large needle with a large eye. I do knot my threads, as I do not stitch several times in one place to finish a quilt area. This is a wonderful tip, I’m headed out today to buy some of the needles.

  3. I used these years ago, and the thread popped out when I pulled it through the material as I sewed. Didn’t like them

    • They tend to wear down and are just designed to use for a quick sew. But I must say the Merchant & Mills brand is great! I’ve been using the same one for a few months and it’s still going strong.

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