The quilter’s knot is a small knot that can easily be hidden within the batting when hand quilting or between the background fabric and applique piece when doing hand applique. I’ve been looking for directions on making an end knot for some time now – and one of the tips in the second lesson of the Celtic applique class that I’m taking had just that. A video can also be found at eHow.com page on Applique End Knot. It produces a very small knot that can be hidden easily.
I should have searched the web before this to find out how to do it.
Bring the needle through to the back of the background fabric.
Make a loop and then bring the thread through the loop three times