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Old 01-01-2009, 12:50 PM
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Sometimes I get those puckers because I can't keep from pulling..........I have to almost tape my hand to my chair at times. It just wants to "help" move the fabric along. I'm working on two baby quilts right now for my niece, she just had her second baby of 2008 on Christmas Eve and since she had the first one while Roy was still in hospital I never got 'roundtoit. I just know that one of them is going to pucker and I'll end up taking out part of it.

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Old 01-01-2009, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Carol W
I'm very unhappy with the way it looks.

I may also take another seam out. I'm not happy with an area on the front of the quilt either. It's not puckered. It's just not lying flat.

I was very careful when quilting this quilt. I used a walking foot and my quilting gloves. Gently guiding it into the machine. Constantly fluffing it so that it didn't bunch up.

Oh well, it wasn't meant to be done the first time. Hopefully the second quilting will go well.
I suspect that the problems you have encountered are due to not enough basting... did you use spray basting or pin basting?

If you used spray basting, the layer may not have been completly flat with no bumps, spaces, or puckers in any of the layers
If you used pins, you didnt use enough or didnt pin close enough..
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:54 PM
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Thank you!!

Please post the pics of your quilts when you are finished.

This was my first quilt top made with my new to me Singer Featherweight that my dh bought for me for Christmas.

I was hoping that all would go well with it when I stitched in the ditch with my Janome.

Oh well. I'll take it apart and see how well I can fix it.
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Old 01-01-2009, 12:57 PM
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I pinned and I tried to space them a hand width apart.

I've tried the spray basting and my needle would get all gummy.

I know there are allot of people on this message board who love the spray basting, but I've not had good luck with it. I wish that I could. It seems as though it works well for allot of you.

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Are you talking about taking out ALL of the quilting?

Why dont you post pics of the front that you are worried about..
and a pic of the whole top and whole back,,

perhaps you are being too critical of your work..

Did you spray or pin baste?
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:13 PM
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I like you, am a perfectionist. Or I try to be. Though sometimes I have to just let it go.



The back.
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Here is the front.
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Another pic of the front.
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More pics of the quilt back

More of the back.
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Another back pic.
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Old 01-01-2009, 01:16 PM
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Carol,
I have experienced the same problem as you have. A dear friend of mine taught me to take out the bad parts, then lay tissue paper under the quilt as you re-stitch the stitching. The tissure paper acts like a stabilizer while you are sewing. It always seems to work for me. Oh yes, be sure to use your walking foot.

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Old 01-01-2009, 01:18 PM
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Thank you. I hadn't thought of stabilizing it.

I am using my walking foot. :)
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OK, some of this may be due to the spray basting , if that is what you used.. you will have to wash the quilt for the basting spray to "let go"

Is that what you used? That is what it looks like from here...lol

I completely understand the perfectionist mentality..I just ripped a whole quilt worth of quilting I didnt like...

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