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    I need help from my friends.....ok..so I made a quilt for a friends 15 year old daughter. It's a little bigger than a baby quilt...I pillow cased it and then did stitch in the ditch...when i got to the end of the stitching I have a big poof of fabric.....so how do I fix this.....

    thanks Mary

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    If you google "how to get fullness out of a quilt" there are lots of subjects there that might help. I have never had any luck pillowcasing b4 quilting. I know that is not much help, I usually quilt first then bind it so that it lays flat. I am sure someone on here can help you out. Keep watching for posts

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    That is the exact reason I'm afraid to pillow case a quilt. The only way I think I'd do it is to tie it and do a straight stitch around the border. I have no idea how you could fix it...sorry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renakr
    I need help from my friends.....ok..so I made a quilt for a friends 15 year old daughter. It's a little bigger than a baby quilt...I pillow cased it and then did stitch in the ditch...when i got to the end of the stitching I have a big poof of fabric.....so how do I fix this.....

    thanks Mary
    Been there, done that! Good thing it was a baby quilt, because I had to take the whole stitching out. I am VERY good with a seam ripper!
    About yours: is the poof on the back or the front? Maybe on the back you can open a seam or two and make some adjustment. I had to do a lot of basting to hold the layers and then got a walking foot which made the differenct for me. I know it is discouraging to have this happen, but it can be redone and fixed. All the best.

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    you wont like this, but you might have to rip all the quilting out and then iron it flat and then stuff the batting in and around the edge of the quilt stitch it down then that should help with the poofing. also if you are not quilting it too tight should help.

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    unfortunately it is on the front.....

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    It is helpful/important to pin around all the edges before starting to sew to keep the folded edge "true" and to keep the fullness on both sides from "traveling/bunching"

    If it's really not the way you want it, the best thing may be to take out that stitching and start over.

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    baste baste baste and then pin pin pin in front of the walking foot. You really have to secure all layers extra well and go slow and smooth on top and back as you are quilting. when you pillow there is no place for the extra fabric to go.....

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    I guess I was lucky with the one I did before this one...that one turned out great.....thank you for all of your help....I guess I will see how far my seam ripper has to go....

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    Mary
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    I pillowcased a quilt once. That was all it took, once. I had to rip it all out. Good luck.

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