Hello all... well, I am nearing the finish line in hand quilting DH's quilt. The fabric was good LQS fabric; I'm quilting with YLI thread; I've tried Thread Heaven, beeswax (bought at a quilt show), nothing-at-all... and I still get those little tufts of batting coming through... usually it's only on the first one or two pull throughs when I've put a new length of thread onto my needle. I've tried using shorter pieces of thread... same problem. I do NOT remember what the batting is.. SORRY!! I guess my question is: Is it the batting? (If so, what batting is best to solve this problem?) Is it the thread? Is it the way I'm pulling the thread through? (I've tried to keep the thread going the same direction as the first pull through....)
Please help with any suggestions!! I would love to NOT have these little tufts all over my quilts! They are tiny, but they are frustrating!!!!!