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Old 11-29-2022, 03:12 PM
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I quilt on longarm using pantographs my stiches arent always perfect I usually use busy fabric stitches don't show what do you think should I try it or not??
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Old 11-29-2022, 03:28 PM
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Sure why not! I used pantos before I splurged on robotics and most of my quilts are backed with muslin. I use thread that matched the backing and was happy with the results.
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Old 11-29-2022, 05:02 PM
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se thread that blends with the backing fabric. Or don't. it really doesn't matter in the end, as long as the stitches hold it all together!
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Old 11-30-2022, 02:51 AM
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Heck, I use my domestic machine with a walking foot. Muslin is my favorite backing although I sometimes use yardage or make a scrappy back. Muslin is nice and soft and, yes, my stitches show, wobbles and all. It's evidence that a human made the quilt and not a machine.
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Old 11-30-2022, 04:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Mkotch View Post
Heck, I use my domestic machine with a walking foot. Muslin is my favorite backing although I sometimes use yardage or make a scrappy back. Muslin is nice and soft and, yes, my stitches show, wobbles and all. It's evidence that a human made the quilt and not a machine.
Thanks for the reminder, Mkotch. We are humans and although we strive for a job well done, the apparent perfection of a manufactured quilt is not our goal.

When a quilt is washed and it crinkles, the wobbles, wiggles, and less than "perfect" quilting disappears. We know it is there but most other folk don't. A print on the back of a quilt hides small errors, agreed. I use muslin, small prints and matching thread. I have stumbled on how easily very light gray or very light tan thread can disappear into a print so my imperfections are not as apparent. I do about 80 % of my own quilting but even quilts that go to a long arm quilter not "perfect." and that's OK too.
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Old 11-30-2022, 11:36 AM
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I FMQ on a domestic machine. I'm good at it, but not great. I'm more concerned about the front looking good than the back, but I do use thread that matches the backing and it makes oops's less noticeable.
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Old 11-30-2022, 12:57 PM
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thanks for the response I am going to try it
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Old 11-30-2022, 04:41 PM
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I also do my own FMQ on my Janome. I usually use a backing fabric that has some kind of a pattern so my "bloops" don't show.
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Because I plan to use leftovers to construct a back, buying extra for front gives me freedom to make decisions as the project progresses.
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