Tips and Tutorials Tuesday – The Quilter’s Knot Video Tutorial

June 9, 2015

Welcome to Tips and Tutorials Tuesday!  Today I have a short little video for you about How to Tie A Quilter’s Knot.

If you’re a new quilter, check it out.  It’s the fastest way in the universe to tie a knot at the end of your thread. I learned this tip from my friend Jessica who owns and runs the Cotton Cupboard, my local shop in Lakeway, TX. She has taught me so many quilting skills, with an open heart, and I will always be grateful.



If you’re an old pro, and you’ve been tying quilter’s knots for years, you can skip the video. But please, can we just take a moment together to jump up and down and run in circles to celebrate the fact that…


It’s a tiny video, but I did it!  With edits and fades!  I am ridiculously proud of myself because it’s been a huge goal of mine to film some tips and learn this monster of a computer program.  For the past month, I have floundered with it and failed several times.  Then all of a sudden, I found the right tutorials, simplified my approach, and achieved my goal.

Thank goodness, because it was taking up way too much real estate in my brain.

Now, if you’re a quilt blogger, please consider taking a moment to link up your tips and tutorials of late.  We love reading what you have to say!

I’m linking up to Blossom Heart Quilts, Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story, Freemotion By The River, and HugaBit Quilts.


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  • Reply Susan Shaw June 9, 2015 at 4:36 am

    Great job! I loved the video and the music. I learned to make a quilter’s knot a long time ago. I still watched the video to see if there was a trick I didn’t know – everyone has a slightly different spin on everything. I’m going to send the link to a good friend. Sunday a week ago a good friend at church said she had been thinking about me – she had some quilting questions. I asked her if the questions were about piecing or quilting. I panicked when she said quilting – I thought she was talking about machine quilting and she was talking about hand quilting and I was relieved. She had done some hand quilting and it had loosened on her. She knew nothing of a quilter’s know or burying knots or even using quilting thread. She’s going to call me when she wants to try her hand at another small project. So this will be a great video to reference when we get to quilter’s knots. As we were talking at the end of Sunday school another lady who quilts to some degree – I don’t know how much – approached and was interested in our conversation, so I’ll need to pass this to her, too. Thanks very, very much.

  • Reply jmnaatz June 9, 2015 at 5:59 am

    You did a great job and thanks to this video, I now understand how to make a quilter’s knot. Thank you! I hope there will be more videos in the future.

  • Reply Kelly June 9, 2015 at 6:38 am

    Great job on the video! When I finally learned the quilters not I thought I learned a little bit of magic. I may have demonstrated it for my husband a few times with a “Ta Da!” thrown in for effect.

    • Reply Kelly June 9, 2015 at 6:40 am

      Knot* I’m going to blame that on my phone….

  • Reply Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl June 9, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Learning big programs can take some time. Hooray that you found the right combination of tutorials and time to get what you wanted for this video! 🙂

  • Reply Rochelle June 9, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Great video and I learned something new today. Look forward to more of those. Celebrate all those little and big accomplishments in life.

  • Reply Ruthann June 9, 2015 at 11:04 am

    I pinned your post so I don’t forget how to do this. The first time I saw your video I thought to myselv, ‘that’s just how my husband ties on lures’! 🙂

  • Reply Super Mom - No Cape! June 9, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    I already knew how to tie a quilter’s knot but watched the video anyway. You did a great job! Congratulations on figuring out how to make a video. It looks very professional. And I love the music you used!

    Thanks for hosting the link up again this week. I’ve added a quick how-to that I posted today.

  • Reply Cheryl June 9, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Your video looked awesome! From the opening title page through the credits and the music, it was so good!

  • Reply Wanda Dotson June 9, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    Did you get a manicure just for the taping? You should have a “Premiere” party and of course a tutorial video on how to make a video on Adobe Premiere.

  • Reply kittywilkin June 10, 2015 at 4:54 am

    I never knew that!!! I can’t wait to try it, now! It amazes me how many little tricks are out there, and how I seem to learn new ones all the time. I guess that’s one side effect of being self-taught and having the learning style of “just do it”! Great video, too. Baby blues for baby Finn <3

  • Reply Michelle Alderman June 10, 2015 at 6:48 am

    Good job Stephanie! t’s so fun to see you teaching yourself all these things over the past year that we’ve been besties. You are so inspiring to me on so many levels! I can honestly say my approach to difficult situations has changed because of you. Now I feel like with a little time (and possibly a babysitter) we can teach ourselves anything =)

  • Reply Anja @ Anja Quilts June 10, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I did not know how to do that. And congrats on your video editing!!

  • Reply Rachel @ Quiltineering June 11, 2015 at 7:01 am

    I’ve never tried a quilters not! Definitely going to try that next time I’m hand binding.
    The video is awesome! I’m jealous of your skills – fancy software is always so intimidating to me!

    P.S. Your nails look gorgeous 🙂

  • Reply Nurdan June 11, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    It is super easy and quick, I always use this technique. Thanks very much for sharing! Also, HURRAYY for you for being able to edit your video! I understand how proud you are because I felt the same when I was able to rewrite the codes for a couple of things to customise my blog’s template! *happy dance*

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