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FIXING THREAD SNARLS and G-r-r-owls (Part 1 of 2)

G-r-r-r-eat. Everything was humming along so smoothly! The quilt went together fast; you found just the right quilting thread color to complement the fabric. The quilting design makes the pattern sing; the stitches look perfect, and even better—you’re on the very last row of quilting. Life is good… until you hear a funky rattling noise and THIS happens!

When faced with sudden, dramatic stitch quality changes like thread backlashes, huge loops, or “bird nests,” quilters instinctively reach for

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