... it's not as fragile as you might think
first of all:
knots are too bulky and sometimes pull right through
I lock the first stitch in with a single backstitch and leave a bit of a tail
use a running stitch
if you punch in and out, stitch by stitch, you are more like to get tears
a running stitch keeps the paper more stable
lock in your last stitch with a single backstitch
do this, whether you are done and will be cutting the thread,
or as in these hexagons, if you are turning a corner and need added strength
finger pressing is all that is needed for these somewhat fragile seams
so this is the back:
and this is the front after quilting:
there isn't much to tell about the quilting
except: a running stitch is best
also: you will find that the more stitching you do (as in sashiko)
the stronger it all becomes
I will show more pictures as I fill this in with sashiko type stitching
Sashiko: a form of decorative and functional stitching from Japan.
Used in mending and reinforcing worn fabric or areas of fabric destined for wear (and tear).
Most frequently used is white thread on indigo fabric.