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penski 06-07-2008 06:01 PM

i have a ?? when i was doing ameander stitch on a quilt i didnt use the same color in my bobbin as the back of the quilt there for it lost points in a contest so i tried to use the same color as the back of this quilt red in bobbin to match back of quilt blue on top to match the top of quilt but some of the blue comes thru on the back of the quilt does anyone know how to make it stop ??? ive tried to change the tension but maybe i didnt do it enough
thank you all that read this

DA Mayer 06-07-2008 06:38 PM

Keep adjusting the tension especially if you can tell it is off by how your stitches look. Are you using a quilting foot? Do you have to adjust the feed dogs. Your sewing machine book should give you some of that information, if you need more help, can you go back to where you bought the machine. I know the quilting shops around here all have someone who knows about quilting with the machines and will answer most questions about that type of problem.

penski 06-07-2008 08:02 PM

thank you i have my feed dogs down and didnt see anything in my machine book about it i am using a darning foot i guess i could wait till monday to go to or call the quilting shops

thank you

ScubaK 06-07-2008 09:29 PM

....DA Meyer...that was exactly what I was going to suggest...

dojo36 06-09-2008 04:45 AM

I have the same problem all the time no matter what i do, and the ladies at the quilt shop keep saying practice, practice, practice - but i still can't get the hang of it so if you ever get it figured out, please post it.

Janeen 06-09-2008 05:10 AM

Here are my hints:

1. get a pair of the -$3 RUBBERIZED gardening gloves at Walmart - the difference they make in helping you move the quilt is amazing

2. don't move TOO FAST... when you move too fast the back side of the quilt looks terrible - and it does look like tension problems - ask me how I know...
machine goes fast - you go slow :D

3. work at a big table or at least someplace that supports the quilt... don't let it hang off the front of the table ...

4. work in 'sections'... start in the middle - work down to the edge in about an 8" swath (more or less)... then go back to the middle to the right of that swath and work to the edge again... turn the quilt, go back to the middle...
That way you never have more than half the quilt under the harp...

did I mention not to move TOO FAST???? it causes tension looking uglies.....

penski 06-10-2008 01:58 PM

thank you everyone for you replies i do believe it is in the speed i have tried differant speeds and one came out looking pretty godd i just have to remember the speed i used !!!!!!!

gosh i love this site everyone comes together and helps everyone else when in a time of need!!!!!!!

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