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    I recently completed a crib size machine embroidery and squares quilt for my soon to arrive niece/nephew. I quilted it with my Janome/grace frame and was so happy to have it completed. Alas when I took it off the frame the back is a mess!! Possibly the result of my granddaughters turning the tension dials when I was not looking.... A word of advice to all quilters, check your tension dials before quilting. It truly is what they call a "scrap quilt". Now I need to get a dog so he can have a nice quilt bed!!!

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    Awww :(

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    That's terrible!!

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    i keep a mirror tile on my quilting table, everytime i walk away, change bobbins, shut the machine off, turn it back on after 2-3 inches i use that mirror to look at my back and make sure nothing is amiss...
    after screwing up one time and spending 6 hours taking a 12" strip of quilting out of a quilt i learned my lesson, i stop and look pretty much everytime i start and get going again. so sorry this happened to you, it is definitly difficult to remove a mess from the back of a quilt :(

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    I'm so sorry this has happened to you after all the work that you've done, but this can be used as a "picnic" quilt. I guess your DGD's wanted to help! I keep the door closed on my sewing room when my DGC are here for a visit, maybe I need to put a lock on the door also.

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    Bummer!! Sorry that happened to you :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judygod
    I recently completed a crib size machine embroidery and squares quilt for my soon to arrive niece/nephew. I quilted it with my Janome/grace frame and was so happy to have it completed. Alas when I took it off the frame the back is a mess!! Possibly the result of my granddaughters turning the tension dials when I was not looking.... A word of advice to all quilters, check your tension dials before quilting. It truly is what they call a "scrap quilt". Now I need to get a dog so he can have a nice quilt bed!!!
    :idea: You could also cover the wrecked back with another piece of fabric and tack it in a few places.

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    OH but it isn't junk! Just add another backing to it. It will make if functional even if it isn't pretty!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QUILT4JOY
    Quote Originally Posted by Judygod
    I recently completed a crib size machine embroidery and squares quilt for my soon to arrive niece/nephew. I quilted it with my Janome/grace frame and was so happy to have it completed. Alas when I took it off the frame the back is a mess!! Possibly the result of my granddaughters turning the tension dials when I was not looking.... A word of advice to all quilters, check your tension dials before quilting. It truly is what they call a "scrap quilt". Now I need to get a dog so he can have a nice quilt bed!!!
    :idea: You could also cover the wrecked back with another piece of fabric and tack it in a few places.
    You know, I thought the same thing!! Maybe even flannel??
    I would try it :D

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    Great ideas!! Thanks so much. I love the mirror tile idea!

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