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Thread: How do you get the Back NOT To Rumple up??

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    No Matter what I get rumples on my Backs What to DO TO Fix it???

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    Are you machine quilting or hand quilting, is the quilt pin , thread or spray basted, Or do you mean you are machine quilting and the thread is nesting (making thread balls kinda)

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    Machine Quilting which the Front in Perfect but no matter what I do it get rumples, The Pins do it I noticed but even when I Iron as I go it rumples any way.Any Tips??

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    I see your on line come on to the chat and someone might have an idea for you just click on live chat

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    I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "rumples"

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    When you sandwiched your quilt, did you have your backing fabric laying nice and taught before pinning? Have you checked your bobbon tension? Take the bobbin out, grab the thread, and let the bobbin drop. You should be able to shake the thread, and have the bobbin just fall slowly. If it is not falling, adjust the tension screw on the bobbin case til it falls just right. Try re-threading your machine, and changing needles.

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    Thread is OK Bobbin OK< In the Lines of quilting on the back only it makes waves like the ocean and sticks up like Trapunto. Only on the Back. I think It happens a lot, and I tried the spray and tried Ironing it.

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    Happy,

    Are you using an even feed foot? Are you doing straight line stitching? I used to have this problem a lot. This is what I did. When I baste the quilt, I tape down the edges of the backing. Start from the center and work your way out with the basting. Then, when you do quilt, if you are doing stitch in the ditch or straight line stitching, make sure you are using an even feed foot. It made a huge difference in my backs when I did all of this stuff.

    Good Luck!
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    Robbi

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    I found if I tape the backing to the table and then layer the batting and top - start pinning at the center but do not fasten the pins -- leave them open. When I have it all pinned I remove the tape and CAREFULLY flip the the whole thing over. Run your hands carefully over the backing starting at the center and working your way out. If you see a "rumple" in the backing, reach under and remove the pin and keep working the "rumple" to the outer edge. You may have to remove more pins. I usually put them back in on the back side until I get the whole quilt "rubbed", and then put them back on the from being careful not to adjust the fabric. You can put one in the front before you remove the one from the back and things won't slip. I've had good luck doing it this way when I machine quilt. Hope this helps

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    I agree - the basting is SO important, especially for machine quilting, where you are doing a lot of pushing and pulling and manipulating to get the quilt through the machine. I use a LOT of pins for machine quilting and pretty dense hand basting for hand quilting. Tape that backing out flat and smooth before layering the batting and top!

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