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Thread: Learned a valuble..and frustrating lesson today!

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    I decided to get my friends baby quilt all done today...so I started quilting it and was about 80% done...flipped it over to check the back and guess what...my tension was off and I suppose I need to slow down a bit! Ugh :( lesson learned. Guess I can start ripping out the stiches now! Glad it isnt a huge quilt or I might have cried haha.
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    That's terrible but it looks like it will be easy to rip out. Have fun! :-)

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    It probably isn't your tension. You're moving the quilt too fast and the machine is going too slow.

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    Hugs! I hate ripping!

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    Funny - I just posted a thread about a problem with THIS SAME FABRIC for the back of my quilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CompulsiveQuilter
    Funny - I just posted a thread about a problem with THIS SAME FABRIC for the back of my quilt!
    Maby its the fabric :lol:

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    I was going as slow as possible... but I did change the tension before I started...guess it might have been a combination of both though. Oh well I have until the end of the month anyway to get it done.

    Think positive right!? This means it wasnt ment to have that quilting design! Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scissor Queen
    It probably isn't your tension. You're moving the quilt too fast and the machine is going too slow.
    I think you're right on that one. I was really trying to go as slow and consistant as possible...guess my machine just didnt agree!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjomomma
    That's terrible but it looks like it will be easy to rip out. Have fun! :-)
    Ditto. I just decided to take apart some blocks I sewed together when I was 12 yo, and the stitches are so small, I can barely get the ripper under them. I'm at the point I might just cut the seams and start with smaller blocks.

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    It's not ripping out... be policality correct... its "unsewing your seam"

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