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Thread: How do you get the Back NOT To Rumple up??

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    No Matter what I get rumples on my Backs What to DO TO Fix it???

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    Are you machine quilting or hand quilting, is the quilt pin , thread or spray basted, Or do you mean you are machine quilting and the thread is nesting (making thread balls kinda)

    Karen

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    Machine Quilting which the Front in Perfect but no matter what I do it get rumples, The Pins do it I noticed but even when I Iron as I go it rumples any way.Any Tips??

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    I see your on line come on to the chat and someone might have an idea for you just click on live chat

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    I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "rumples"

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    When you sandwiched your quilt, did you have your backing fabric laying nice and taught before pinning? Have you checked your bobbon tension? Take the bobbin out, grab the thread, and let the bobbin drop. You should be able to shake the thread, and have the bobbin just fall slowly. If it is not falling, adjust the tension screw on the bobbin case til it falls just right. Try re-threading your machine, and changing needles.

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    Thread is OK Bobbin OK< In the Lines of quilting on the back only it makes waves like the ocean and sticks up like Trapunto. Only on the Back. I think It happens a lot, and I tried the spray and tried Ironing it.

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    Happy,

    Are you using an even feed foot? Are you doing straight line stitching? I used to have this problem a lot. This is what I did. When I baste the quilt, I tape down the edges of the backing. Start from the center and work your way out with the basting. Then, when you do quilt, if you are doing stitch in the ditch or straight line stitching, make sure you are using an even feed foot. It made a huge difference in my backs when I did all of this stuff.

    Good Luck!
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    Robbi

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    I found if I tape the backing to the table and then layer the batting and top - start pinning at the center but do not fasten the pins -- leave them open. When I have it all pinned I remove the tape and CAREFULLY flip the the whole thing over. Run your hands carefully over the backing starting at the center and working your way out. If you see a "rumple" in the backing, reach under and remove the pin and keep working the "rumple" to the outer edge. You may have to remove more pins. I usually put them back in on the back side until I get the whole quilt "rubbed", and then put them back on the from being careful not to adjust the fabric. You can put one in the front before you remove the one from the back and things won't slip. I've had good luck doing it this way when I machine quilt. Hope this helps

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    I agree - the basting is SO important, especially for machine quilting, where you are doing a lot of pushing and pulling and manipulating to get the quilt through the machine. I use a LOT of pins for machine quilting and pretty dense hand basting for hand quilting. Tape that backing out flat and smooth before layering the batting and top!

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    I have a cheap curtting table from Joanns that I clip the backing tightly to with dollar store large black paper clips that are spring loaded. Then I lay the batting and front on top and pull not quite as tight and clip. If it is a big quilt that is too big for the table I do half at a time.
    Then I pin about 3 to 4 inchs apart.
    Until I figured this out I had many folds and ruined my quilt.
    I cannot get down on the floor to do this so the table is a life saver.
    I also have some clips from Quilt in a Day that hold the quilt to the table.

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    Hi, heres a website to got to full of videos of quilting, There are a number on machine quilting and how to prepare your quilt for machine quilting. Hope this helps you
    http://www.brightcove.tv/search.jsp?query=quilting&firstVideo=0

    Karen :D

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    Love2Quilt - I made the paper pieced kitty that matches your paper pieced puppy in your avatar! :) Lol* Just thought I'd share...


    Anyhow - this has already been mentioned, but I have goofed up many o'quilt backs myself! Quilting wrinkles right into the back of the quilt. I tape the back of my quilt down to the floor before layering on the batting and top to baste. I am careful of the backing I use too...some cottons just seem to wrinkle up more than others...especially the very thin ones. :) Good luck!

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    :? :wink: Ok, sometimes we get in a hurry, I always seem to Learn to slow down, Now I don't know why they sell us High Speed Sewing Machines and then we need to slow it down????

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    :? :wink: Oh, Watch for the rumples underneath as you go along.

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    Have u Tried the spray on glue and then iron it or maybe someone else Knows How????

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