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Thread: fabric slidding

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    I am new at quilting and can use any info at all. It is hard for me to undestand some of the instructions in the quilting books. Terms are new to me. I use the computer alot to find some things . I find as I sew my fabric starts slipping as I sew. I pin my fabric. I have to stop and repin or take them all out .

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    Hi from Kentucky,if you have a question just ask theres usually a real quick response from some one on the QB.Theres alot of experienced quilters on here .Some of the most amazing quilts you;ll ever see too

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    Quote Originally Posted by kim650
    I am new at quilting and can use any info at all. It is hard for me to undestand some of the instructions in the quilting books. Terms are new to me. I use the computer alot to find some things . I find as I sew my fabric starts slipping as I sew. I pin my fabric. I have to stop and repin or take them all out .
    When you say your fabric starts slipping do you mean that seams you have aligned are moving?

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    Kim, is there any way you can take a beginning quilt class??
    That's how I got started. I don't know how I would have learned otherwise :)
    Also Youtube has wonderful tutorials for just about every part of quilting. Also check out Missouri Star Quilt Company.
    It's great!

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    Hello and welcome to the Quilting Board. Have you visited your local quilt shop? I'm guessing that they would give you some 'hands on' help that would answer your questions.

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    are your pins too far apart? Holding your fingers too far from pressure foot? these are the only things I can think of, unless you are using slippery fabric.

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    Hi! Welcome from Minnesota!

    Do you have a walking foot? My machine has a built in walking foot ... it feeds the fabric evenly from both the top and the bottom.

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    Hello from Washington.

    I'm not sure if this is what you want but here is a topic I started when I was having trouble with my blocks lining up:

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-27618-1.htm

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    Hello and Welcome from Northern Indiana ! Glad you joined us :lol:

    I was working with my niece this weekend and she was having problems with fabric "shifting" she couldn't keep the fabric straight. Well after watching her for a bit come to find out she was moving the fabric with her hands instead of guiding the fabric . Could this be happening ? even if it only is a very slight move it will throw the fabric out of kilter :roll:

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    Someone posted a tip about keeping block pieces together to stitch them without having them shift. The tip: Use glue sticks like those school children use to glue paper together. Put a little glue stick on the seam allowance of one piece of fabric and align the other piece on top of it and press together with your fingers. When you sew along the quarter inch allowance, the fabric will stay aligned correctly and won't have the pins in the way. Also, the glue won't gum up on your machine needle.

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