No you don’t – older quilts were often fastened with tying and using buttons is another option ( but don’t use buttons if the quilt is for a very young child).
Here is a comment from one of our viewers:
Thank you for the tying and buttoning for a quilt. I have just tied my Christmas Lap quilt, and found your instructions very helpful. I think I may need a few more ties to make it secure, so that is now in hand.
I do enjoy your video clips.
For more instructions you could watch Valerie’s video on the subject Tying your quilt