Put A Knot On The End of Your Thread

I don’t know what it is about this simple knot but it seems to impress others whenever I demonstrate it. I use it whenever I start off handwork such as quilting or appliqué stitching. The knot is very much like the French knot used in embroidery. Follow my husband Rob’s diagram below. (Yes, even he can do it! But he drew the diagram because he only quilts about once a year, and keeps forgetting the simplest things like this knot...) His diagram shows how the knot is used in hand quilting to begin and end the thread by hiding the knots in the quilt batt.

I admit that this is easier demonstrated in person. Someday I'd like to have a simple movie demo here for this.

A Handy Knot!