To hand tie a quilt with buttons: Use the tapestry needle to insert the thread and pull it through the quilt layers. Thread the two ends of the thread through the button holes. Tie a surgeon’s knot on top of the button and trim the ends. Photo by kelly, Flickr. Click to see full answer. Simply so, how do you put a tie on a quilt?Do all the same steps to prepare your quilt, but instead of using yarn or thread by hand, place your sewing machine needle in the spot you want to secure. Stitch forward and backward 2-4 stitches, several times. Clip the threads closely. Then move on to the next spot and repeat.One may also ask, when tying a quilt how far apart should the ties be? Working from the center of the quilt out, insert the needle through all three layers and pull it back up as close as possible to the insertion point. Try to make the distance between the two points no more than ¼ inch (less than 1 cm). Hereof, what kind of yarn do you use to tie a quilt? Wool Can you use embroidery thread to tie a quilt?The hand tying technique can be used on all quilt tops, pieced or whole cloth, and is good for beginners (or seasoned quilters who have way too many tops to quilt!). To hand tie a quilt, you will need: Yarn, embroidery floss, Sashiko thread or Perle cotton 5 or 8 depending on the final look you would like to achieve.