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Silk Thread Appliqué

For those who use Silk Thread when they do appliqué but get frustrated because the thread keeps slipping out of the needle, try this. After you thread the needle, pull the thread through so one end is only about 4" from the eye of the needle and tie a double knot immediately behind the eye of the needle. (I use the old boy scout reef knot as it doesn't slip). You will find that it will not hinder your appliquéing as the knot is still smaller than the end of the needle.