Thanks so much, Linda! This helps!
Yes..its is possible to hide the finishing knot.. its very similar to the original starting knot...just in reverse...make a small knot by wrapping the thread twice around the needle close to the point and stick your needle into the next stitch - use your index finger on the other hand to hold the wraps close to the quilt top.. instead of going thru the backing, bring the needle back up thru the batting to the top and come out at least 2 inches away from the line of stitching..tug to pop the little knot inside.. pull on your remaining thread so that it is taut and CAREFULLY clip as close as you can to the top..this will leave the tail buried. Occasionally, you might need to use the needle to sweep the end under..
Hope this helps..
I have to agree with Keryy [above]... My Aunt taught me everything about sewing and embroidery. ALL backs of my work had to look as nice as the front. NO KNOTS!!
I always back-sew a few stitches at the start and end to bury my thread ends, and ensure they are around a previous stitch or two for extra holding power. No problems.
Brenda in Oshawa, Ontario