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Thread: Need Help

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    I am a new quilter and my biggest challenge is to not get puckers in my quilts as I am machine quilting. I don't do any fancy stuff right now, just basics, but still end up with puckers. Can anyone help me with this problem? Thanks!

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    Starch your backing fabric. Make sure your backing is taut as you pin or baste. Many folks tape it to a floor or clamp it to a table. Pin or baste very well. Don't be skimpy.

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    Do you use a walking foot? Best investment. Slow down; and use a little longer stitches. Are puckers on top or bottom?

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    be sure not to stretch the bias too.. Lots and lots of starch will help.. and I second the pins..

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

    Make sure the quilt is really basted well :thumbup:

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    Hello and welcome from Ontario.

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    Welcome from Minnesota!

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    Hello and welcome from central Alabama. My best advice is starch, stretch, lots of pins, use a walking foot, and alternate sewing directions across the quilt.

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    Welcome to the board from Southern California!

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    Hello and welcome to the board!

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    Welcome from Canada! :)

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    Welcome from New York state! I second the above suggestions.

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    thanks to all of you for your expert advice! practice makes perfect, right?

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