The next step was to tie a quilters knot so I could start quilting. I cut 18 inches of hand quilting thread and threaded a size 10 between needle (these needles are very, very short which makes them very useful for hand quilting.)
I held the needle between my right thumb and index finger horizontally so the needle tip pointed left. I pinched the end of the thread into those same fingers so that the needle and the end of the thread were facing different directions and the thread made a loop.
With my left hand I then wrapped my thread around the needle twice.
Then I pinched my wrapped thread with my right fingers and pulled it along the length of the thread. At the end of the thread a knot magically appeared.