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Questions re: FMQ on my NEW INNOV-is 2000 (Brother) Machine

Old 03-03-2012, 05:27 PM
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I am making wall hangings for my GDs. They pieced the background and then I used Pelon "lite" to iron on a large cat laying on an aquarium w/a gold fish in it. (This is a Keepsake Quilting pattern 23 x 26").

I am unable to FMQ over the parts that are ironed on. I am so disappointed. I am able to go forward but if I go in reverse, the machine skips stitches. I practiced on a quilt sandwich (w/o the iron-on product) and my machine works just great. It will not work on the applique.

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Old 03-03-2012, 06:09 PM
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have you tried a larger needle(topstitch) all I can suggest.Sorry you are having problems,cute quilt
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:13 PM
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I am having the same problem with my machine. Someone suggested not putting the needle in all the way. I haven't tried that yet tho. I thought I'd let you know.
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It might be the iron on fusible. I had a real mess once trying to FMQ over a Heat and Bond product. I thought it was the H & B light but it was regular H & B and I finally gave up. I did manage to use my buttonhole stitch along the edge because most of that is sewn off the applique. I stocked up on Wonder Under and I like that. Some people like Misty Fuse? There are a lot of different light fusibles on the market and you need to find one that your machine likes. I know that doesn't help with your kitty problem but someone else may give you some better ideas of what to do. Good luck!
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:39 PM
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Don't go in reverse. Either stitch in place to fasten thread, or put needle down, raise pressure arm and turn fabric to change directions. Then use Wonder Under on next applique wall quilt.I use Wonder Under and have no trouble sewing through it with every stitch my machine has.

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Old 03-03-2012, 07:59 PM
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Thank you, everyone, for your helpful replies. I did try a larger needle. Did not help! I have to believe that it is the type of bond that I used. Lesson learned. Thanks again. Yolanda Wood River
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Originally Posted by AshleyR View Post
I am having the same problem with my machine. Someone suggested not putting the needle in all the way. I haven't tried that yet tho. I thought I'd let you know.
Thank you. Have never tried or thought of that. I will give it a try but don't want to do damage to my machine.
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Just a suggestion for future projects. Superior threads has a fusible thread that you can use to place the applique pieces onto a picture. They have videos to demonstrate how to do this. The bottom line is that your piece is fused to the foundation only at the edges. This leave the fabric much more flexible so you shouldn't have stitching problems.

I'm just starting to play around with the product, but it seems very promising.
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Originally Posted by Arleners View Post
Just a suggestion for future projects. Superior threads has a fusible thread that you can use to place the applique pieces onto a picture. They have videos to demonstrate how to do this. The bottom line is that your piece is fused to the foundation only at the edges. This leave the fabric much more flexible so you shouldn't have stitching problems.

I'm just starting to play around with the product, but it seems very promising.
Thank you. I will give it a try. Yolanda Wood River
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I just finished some flowers and leaves with steam a seam for fusible. Did free motion quilting on the petalas and lots of thread painting on flower centers using a "sharp" needle. Can't remember what size though. Keep trying other types of needles, you may find one that works. Good luck.
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