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Thread: hard lesson learned :(

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    Senior Member stillclock's Avatar
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    hard lesson learned :(

    the puckers on the back of this quilt are TERRIBLE.

    i sandwiched it in less than ideal circumstances and because i had other projects on the go and it was the middle of winter i used the pins i had instead of going to buy more and out of sloth didn't baste it properly with thread.

    the consequences are obvious.

    good thing this quilt looks okay from the top and the person receiving it as a gift won't mind.

    also, it will be at someone else's house so i won't have to live with it....

    so here's today's quilting handslap: sandwich properly or suffer the puckers.

    aileen

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    Thanks for sparing us your hardship by sharing yours!
    Linda

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    Haste sometimes makes waste - - -

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    When I sandwich my quilt I tape the backing to the floor, then spray bast it to the batting. I than put on the top, smooth out, lift and spray..no puckers. I use 505 spray only

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    "or suffer the puckers", great phrase ;-)
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    I'm so sorry about your puckers. I feel for you... Just shake it off... the deed is done and unless you want to unquilt it... yeah, I think the puckers are suddenly adding personality

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    I had puckers in the back of a quilt that was filled with high loft polyester batting. Thankfully, the puckers kind of disappeared into all that puff, but I still wonder if they will tear apart and break the quilting thread.
    Barbara

    Samuel Johnson - Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed, not by strength but by perseverance.

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    unquilting is against the house rules!

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    I have "suffered the puckers" too! Love your phrase.
    Mavis

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    Quote Originally Posted by stillclock View Post
    unquilting is against the house rules!
    TOTALLY illegal and FORBIDDEN!!!

    I agree... adds personality and as my husbands like to tell me.... if the person even notices the puckers.... they know it is REALLY hand made!!!

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