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Old 07-16-2012, 01:24 PM
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I am having a hard time getting my quilt backs quilted down flat with no wrinkles.
What is my problem ? I press fabric and pin very well but I am still having trouble with them.
Help please !
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:39 PM
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I buy large (108" wide) backs from Christian Lane. I donot wash them, just iron the creases using a bit of water spray.
They lay very flat.
I always had trouble if I'd washed the back before sandwiching - so I stopped.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:50 PM
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do you tape the backing to the floor or if using a table, do you use clips or something to hold the backing in place?
i usually use spray basting so I don't pin anymore. it's difficult to get it to stay completely flat, for me anyway.
i hear starching it first helps a lot. tell us more how you put your layers together first
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:52 PM
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You may be pulling the backing too tight. Ask me how I know.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:55 PM
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I know I am new to this site, but I found spray glue (fabric) that washes out excellent for ensuring no wrinkles, good luck
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:00 PM
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I do my sandwiching on my long dining room table. I take care pressing fabric and pinning but I'm still getting those darn wrinkles. I am wondering about starching pretty stiff though to keep it from gathering up .What does everyone think ?
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:07 PM
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I find it necessary to starch my backings- and then I use painters tape to hold them to the floor while I baste.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:18 PM
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I know that some people have good results with pins or thread basting, I was not one of them. I always got wrinkles no matter how carefully I pinned until I switched to Hobbs 80/20 fusible batt. I have not had a wrinkle since and I've done a twin size quilt on my domestic sewing machine. I have picked up the 505 basting spray and I plan to try it also due the rave reviews on QB. I know Leah Day uses regular straight pins with the pin moor ends but I will not go back to pinning.
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:20 PM
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I hand quilt, so as I move my frame to a new area I make sure all layers are tightened and make adjustments as needed
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Old 07-16-2012, 02:56 PM
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When quilting, do you start in the center and work out? It also helps to stabilize the quilt with a vertical and horizontal seam if possible, then work out in quarters.
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