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    This one of 4 double side placemats I am making. How do I stop the gathering and puffing when sewing?

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    not pinned good enough? i would use spray basting on something that small maybe?
    is the foot tension to tight? do you have a walking foot on?

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    All good ideas from watterstide. Also try using a little longer stitch

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    Quote Originally Posted by vic
    This one of 4 double side placemats I am making. How do I stop the gathering and puffing when sewing?
    Walking foot? It has a normal foot that came on machine. pm me, please.

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    have you try lenghting you stitch on the sewing machine.

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    i did pm you..what machine do you have? when you have 3 layers of fabric..a walking foot, sort of "walks" on it..not pushing the fabric through..

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    My suggestion would be a walking foot. The thing that helped me avoid puckers was basting spray and a walking foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    My suggestion would be a walking foot. The thing that helped me avoid puckers was basting spray and a walking foot.
    My advice exactly

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    here is a walking foot..why you need one, and how it works..

    http://www.squidoo.com/walking-foot-quilting-with-jant

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    My suggestion is to quilt it before doing the binding.

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