How to Remove Stray Threads Under a Quilt Top

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No Need to Take the Quilt Apart!

Have you ever basted a quilt and had it ready for quilting only to discover stray threads showing through from under the top? Or, worse yet, discovered dark stray threads after it has been quilted?

This is a common occurrence, especially with white or light fabrics in the top. Stray dark threads can create shadows under the lighter fabric.

How to Remove Stray Threads Under a Quilt Top

In some cases, dark threads hardly show and can be left alone. But those that are obvious should be removed. While you may consider taking the quilt apart, there is an easier way to get those threads out of there.

In the following video, Amy Johnson demonstrates using a tiny crochet type hook to snag threads and pull them through the top.

Click here to watch the video at YouTube if it doesn’t play on your device.

Joanne Roth from She Quilts It uses a size 13 crochet hook (no longer available but this one is similar). It’s shown against a 1″ long safety pin below. Learn more here.

How to Remove Stray Threads Under a Quilt Top

Rose City Quilter uses a Clover Soft Touch Thread Pic. Learn more here.

Any tool with a tiny hook on the end can work. Just be careful not to snag and pull threads from the fabric.


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