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Thread: Quilting troubles...

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    Super Member Flying_V_Goddess's Avatar
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    Still working on the quilt. Going a LOT better the second time around. Haven't run into too many problems. I think I got about...oh, 8 more rows of stitching to go before I'm done with the quilting. Then I have to seam rip the hot pink basting that kept backing and the batting together (which shouldn't be too hard of it, but there's quite a lot of it). After that, binding and putting the quilt through the wash (I...kind of accidently spilled some Mountain Dew over it).

    You know what's really strange? The quilt doesn't seam all that heavy despite the thick denim and low loft batting. I mean, its a little heavier than the simple cotton quilt I got on my bed, but not by much. Its not as weighty as I thought it would be. Weird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying_V_Goddess
    Sue: Don't have a walking foot. Where might I find one, by the way?
    I haven't followed your other thread that you mentioned as I've been here only a few days but a walking foot will help soooo much. You need to know what kind of shank your machine has. Your LQS might have one or this is only one of many sources http://www.keepsakequilting.com/prod...H=walking+foot

    piney

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    Hi Piney:
    You gave Goddess GREAT advice about the walking foot. I just got one for my New Home 8000 and can't believe I've sewed a million miles on the machine making 100 (s) of quilts and didn't have one! :oops: I love mine and know that I'll be doing much more of my own quilting now that I have a foot that works so good. As you said, shank length is IMPORTANT and any sewing machine shop can probably order the foot that fits your particular machine. I think my walking foot was around $20 so they aren't very expensive...the light bulb went out on the New Home and replacement was $18.00! I almost choked as i handed over the 20 $ bill to pay for a tiny light bulb so comparatively, I thought I'd stolen the walking foot at $18.00 :roll:

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    Senior Member pinecone's Avatar
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    Hi feathers. Isn't the internet great with forums to help people out? Nice to share info, I'm always learning something new to try.
    piney

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    Hi Piney:
    Where in New England? Were you anywhere near Wickford or North Kingston, RI? We were stationed at Quonset Point with the Navy years and years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feathers
    ...anywhere near Wickford or North Kingston, RI?
    Try about 20 minutes from Keepsake Quilting. :mrgreen: Close enough to shop but not so close that I live there. :lol: (Unless I find a pot of gold).
    piney

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    Dorothy, I don't believe that you ever said just what kind of problem you were having with the raggedy quilt or why you were unhappy with the back of the quilt. What kind of fabric did you use for the back? Did it pucker, slip, or what? Please let us know exactly your problem, and we'll help. Or maybe someone has already posted the solution to your problem. If so, we'd like to know about that, too. Betty

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    I recently had the same problem with the stiches on a small quilt I made (actually I've always had that problem to one extent or another). My latest quilt I changed over to a cotton batting. Worked sooooo much better. the layers held together so much better and used less pinning. The stitches were much more even and looked so much better. Hope you are able to get it going soon. I know how frustrating it can be.

    Linda

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    Yes, warm and natural is what I'm using now. Love it!!! Only drawback is the expense. I try to get it on sale.

    Linda

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