How to bury your threads in your quilt layers

how to bury your threads in your quilt layers

If you machine quilt, at some stage you’ll need to bury your threads into your quilt.  Yes, you can take a few small stitches when you start your quilting and just clip your threads, but burying gives a neater, more professional finish.

The most common way is to pull your threads to the front or back of the quilt, tie a knot and then thread those tails into a needle and sew them back through the layers of the quilt.  But threading that needle can be time-consuming and fiddly, right?  Even if you use a self-threading or easy-threading needle.

That’s where this video comes in.  Laura Coia from Sew Very Easy shows you how to bury your threads using a brilliant technique.  It’s so simple, you’ll wonder why you never thought of it yourself!  And it needs no fancy equipment, just a normal hand-sewing needle and an extra piece of thread.

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So bookmark this page so that the next time you need to remember how to bury your threads to impress the quilt police, you can refresh your memory.

And share this with your friends so we can all stop squinting to thread those needles!

Thanks to Laura Coia from Sew Very Easy




Charlotte has been quilting for more than 10 years, making both traditional quilts and art quilts and loving both processes. She teaches and writes about quilting to help introduce more people to this awesome craft. She lives in Northland on a boat with her husband, two children, a dog, a cat and two sewing machines – fabric and stitch are her escape! You can also find Charlotte's writings on her blog The Slightly Mad Quilt Lady


  1. Her video for finishing quilt threads is simply brilliant!

  2.' Ngaire Fleming says:

    Whoo hoo, this video came along at just the right time – I am going to practise as soon as I have typed this comment. I have a “quilt as you go” project on the go… and there are countless threads to be BURIED! Hopefully this method will cut down the time factor!

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