Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Have You Tried The Magic Thread Trick?

If you haven't tried it yet, think about using the Magic Thread Trick to hide ends. Here is a link to Debbie Drakes instructions via Georgia's website that is very helpful. You can find lots of helpful websites if you Google this topic.

I've been trying to use it more often and find that when I remember to start a motif with it, I enjoy getting to the end because I know all I have to do is pull my thread ends through, clip and I'm done.

I also tend to tat very tightly so sometimes I had trouble pulling two threads through. If that happens to you, just do the Magic Thread Trick twice (say that fast three times) and pull each thread end separately instead of both together when you get to the end.


  1. I usually put in one magic thread at the beginning, and then another in my last chain or ring. I never get both thruough one either. Some use a dental floss threader, but I find that too bulky. I do agree that it makes it more fun to end a project.

  2. I didn't make that very clear, did I? You're exactly right - beginning and end is the easiest way to do it.

    You know, I never had any luck with dental threaders either. I like that they're slick but they're too thick for some threads.

    Thanks for your thoughts, Krystle. I always enjoy hearing from you.

  3. I've wanted to try this but am intiminated with tatting over the "MT" at the end of a project. Also I tend to tat tightly as well ...... humm wonder if I should try it....


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