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Thread: More Long Arm Questions

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    Super Member bamamama's Avatar
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    I found some extra blocks that I did not use in a quilt and basted them to my practice piece to practice on an actual quilt block. This was the first one I've ever done on a Long Arm. What do you do when you hit areas where 4 points come together creating a bump?

    Should you do something to prepare a top before quilt it other than ironing it?

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    try to avoid that area

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    If I am making a top that I know is going to have a bump, if can I will press those seams open.

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    Get a hammer...

    No, I'm not kidding. Cover the offending bump and gently (with a hammer) nudge it to flat. You'll need something hard underneath.

    Shhhhh!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bamamama
    I found some extra blocks that I did not use in a quilt and basted them to my practice piece to practice on an actual quilt block. This was the first one I've ever done on a Long Arm. What do you do when you hit areas where 4 points come together creating a bump?

    Should you do something to prepare a top before quilt it other than ironing it?
    A rubber mallet works well with a firm surface underneath. The rubber mallett does not leave any marks on the area.

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