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Thread: hard lesson learned :(

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    Senior Member Delilah's Avatar
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    I spray baste also and love it. Introduced it to my quilting friendship group and we all spray now. We love that there are NO puckers. We use my king bed to layer on and it saves the back. We have better success using a slightly different method. Batting down first, arrange backing, fold backing back spray and smooth down. Fold other side back, spray and smooth. Flip it over, arrange on the top and repeat the process. I have personally made 160 quilts and assisted my friends with countless others.

    Quote Originally Posted by carolaug View Post
    When I sandwich my quilt I tape the backing to the floor, then spray bast it to the batting. I than put on the top, smooth out, lift and spray..no puckers. I use 505 spray only
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    Sorry to say, I have done it more than once, them I decide to tack and not quilt, it is very forgiving.
    Not as happy but it works and washes very well.

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    the man who is to receive this quilt is my....boyfriend. yes. there i said it.

    and he loves it. even when i pointed out the glaring creases (they are too big to be called puckers at this point) he really didn't "see" what i meant.

    he kissed me and told me to get 'er done.

    that's motivation!

    aileen

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    also, i think the flannel i used, which was from my bin' might actually be stretching as i quilt it.

    i've never had more than a little pucker or two, and i know what i did wrong.

    i won't do it again but i might try both the fusible batting and the spray at some point in the near future

    thanks for your suggestions! love this place

    aileen

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    Tucks and puckers can happen to the best quilters, so frustrating! It doesn't matter if it is done on a quilting frame or pinned/basted with thread. I was just at the Machine Quilters Exposition (MQX) in Portland, Oregon last week and saw a quilt that had been quilted by a very well known quilter/teacher/author and was astounded to see a small tuck in the backing. I know that the owner of the quilt had to have paid a pretty penny to have this person quilt for them and the quilt/quilting was lovely...but a tuck?? Just goes to show that ANYONE can get a tuck in a quilt backing. If it really bugs you, you can hand sew them down with little needle-turn applique stitches and if the backing is nice and busy, it will be hidden. Or you can applique blocks over the offending areas...or a large label. Appliqueing things to the back of a quilt is also a way to hide stitching when the tension goes off in areas - had to do that with a quilt one time because I didn't want to frog that much quilting...ended up looking totally awesome!

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    Puckers aren't that bad, especially little ones. I spent an hour this evening fighting with translucent thread jumbles on the back of what I was quilting. I had to rip it out 3 times before I could get it to act right so I could finish that part. I was cursing my seam ripper and really thinking of throwing it before it was over. Just remember, it could always be worse!

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