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    Okay, but if I stitch the batting to the backing the stiching will be transfered to the back. Then when I stitch the top to that whatever I stitch on the top will show up on the back. Am I the only one who sees craziness on the back?

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    would you rather see the craziness on the front?

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    Oh duh! Never thought about that.

    Hey, I just thought of something. Use a different color thread for the backing and batting and once I get the top stitched to the backing and the batting, seam rip the different colored stitches out. Would that work?





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    yes that would work.

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    FVG, are you supporting the weight of the quilt enough so that the machine isn't trying to pull it up from your lap? Too much resistance will give you tiny stitches too. I have to stop ever few inches and readjust to make sure the machine doesn't have to pull the quilt up to it. I've started cutting denim for a quilt, I may back out if it's too much trouble! LOL

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    I really admire you for slogging through this! Some people would put it on their to do later- much later list!

    As for the walking foot, I got mine at a place where they sell and repair sewing machines.

    Just an aside-- I'd do what Patrice suggested!

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    When I first began making quillows (quilt folded and tucked in it's own pillowcase), I had what sounds like the same problem you are describing. I found that a "walking foot" for my sewing machine was the answer. It has feed dogs on the foot that lowers and helps feed the layers under the needle at the same time. Since my machine is a Singer, I contacted the Singer dealer. It was very reasonably priced and easy to attach. If you are interested in finding one for your machine I would suggest checking with a sewing machine dealer.It was a one time purchase and REALLY has saved me $ on headache medication. :wink:

    Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste
    I really admire you for slogging through this! Some people would put it on their to do later- much later list!

    As for the walking foot, I got mine at a place where they sell and repair sewing machines.

    Just an aside-- I'd do what Patrice suggested!
    Well, if it weren't going to be the first birthday gift my friend has gotten in six years...it definatly would be on my "much later list". Speaking of which, one of these days I'll finish my Super Mario mushroom wall hanging (with its 300+ squares).

    I'm going to go with what Patrice suggested for sewing the batting to the backing, top to that, and then taking the stitches used to sew the back to the batting out. That and the other things she suggested. I'm going to start that tomorrow.


    Quote Originally Posted by kathy
    FVG, are you supporting the weight of the quilt enough so that the machine isn't trying to pull it up from your lap? Too much resistance will give you tiny stitches too. I have to stop ever few inches and readjust to make sure the machine doesn't have to pull the quilt up to it. I've started cutting denim for a quilt, I may back out if it's too much trouble! LOL
    I do support the weight of the quilt so that it'll go through easier. Maybe I'm not supporting it enough.

    Ah, I'm sure you'll do fine with a denim quilt. Hey, if I haven't backed out of this quilt by now (me, who has very little quilting experiance), you shouldn't back out of a denim quilt either. LoL.

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    FVG: We are all pulling for you. I admire your toughness. I don't know that I would have stuck with it. Maybe gotten him a Happy Meal and said Happy Birthday :lol: :lol: :lol:

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