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  1. Danny's Avatar
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    The same thing happened to me, only I have an HQ16...what I did was to put a marker (pin) on that spot and continued my quilting. When I was done I took it to my domestic machine and redid that part with my walking foot, in the end you could not tell
    I think the problem lies in the fact that some of the squares are a plastic like
    fabric and the machine does not like it.
  2. sewing along's Avatar
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    I have a lenni an it started doing that ..I had to order a carriage encoder...mine went bad ....call apqs that are real helpfull
  3. Rose S.'s Avatar
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    When I have the trouble of skipped stitches and broken upper thread, the solution is always to go to a bigger needle. Usually a Jeans size 110/18. I know I don't quilt a super lot of quilts but that has been the answer at least 3 or 4 times in the past year.I hear others swear by a topstitch needle, but have not had success with that. However, that may be an alternative to try.
  4. Quiltergirl's Avatar
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    it was backed, but I don't believe it was fusible backing. With that being said there's nothing I can do about the backing because I didn't make the quilt I'm just quilting it for a customer who already made the top. I'm wondering if perhaps the issue my be combination of the stretchiness of the t shirt fabric and the bulk of the backing, batting and back combined.
  5. djg's Avatar
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    When I have made T-Shirt quilts - After cutting out the portion of the T-Shirt { front , back or whichever } that I want to put in the quilt square I adhere some fusable interfacing to the back of the square. I then cut the square to the dimention I want and then when I sew them together they do not stretch . Do you think this would solve your problem?
  6. tessagin's Avatar
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    Since felt erasers were used to remove chalk from the chalk boards that would have been the move to use but maybe a stiff make up/ paint brush would work.
  7. ntransue's Avatar
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    You can try 5 water to 2parts vinegar then let it air dry
  8. splashy's Avatar
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    Sorry, I don't have a suggestion for this case. But I always use "stone" tailor's chalk for everything. You can just wipe it off. Any remnants will be gone in wash or dry cleaning. I hope someone has a better idea for your current situation though.
  9. Mkbrdmt's Avatar
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    I am looking at the Intellistitch stitch regulator which can be added. Check their website!
  10. Quiltergirl's Avatar
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    Before my mom purchased her first quilting machine, she actually drove out from Ohio to Iowa to see one for herself & meet Jeff Jochims & has had one every since and said that she'd never buy anything other than an apqs machine.

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