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    Unhappy tube quilt

    I made this tube quilt pieced it and I did not make sure the seams were going right and did not press well enough either so when I am quilting it on the long arm I am getting some fabric puckering. I am using a pantograph so cannot keep a eye on the top of the quilt. I do not think it would of made a difference anyway it was just do to poor assembly also the borders were wavy. Just way too much fabric on the bias so hopefully I have learned something from this quilt and never to repeat it again.

    Has anyone else had a similar experience???

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    When you are done, you will have a great picnic quilt!
    I am not a fan of bias edges. If I have to cut something on the bias I starch heavily. I have quilted one quilt where most of the blocks had excess fabric. I didn't use a panto, I did each block separately. I used cans on either side of the machine head to add tension and a puffy batting and was able to make the final product lay reasonably flat.
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    Excuse me, please, but what is a panto?

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    Dear Newbee3, if a day goes by that you haven't learned something, you've wasted your time. So, looks like your time was well spent after all, and who says a slightly wrinkly, wavy quilt can't be loved? There's a lot of them out there for sure.

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    Panto is short for pantograph........a edge to edge design on a quilt that can range from about 2" to 12".

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    and what's a tube quilt?

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    With many Bargello patterns, they will tell you to sew the stripes into a tube. I can't cut straight without lining up my fabrics strips so I don't use the tube for anything. I think some of your seams may be off a bit but I wouldn't worry. I think doing a pantograph will work the best. Hope you will post a photo in the picture section when quilt is completed.
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    Ruby -
    I have made "tube" quilts using 6 2.5" strips. You sew two groups of three together, then sew the two "stratas" right sides together. It sort of makes a "tube". You can then cut 90* triangles from the tube flipping the triangle up and down. When you are done, you can open the triangles into squares. They are only held together with 1 or 2 stitches at the point. It can make an interesting quilt. The blocks are not on point, just look that way. Hopefully you can see the black outline of a square in the picture. Ann
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    I'm lost, but that sure is a beautiful and color-striking quilt krafty14. I would never have dreamed of putting tangerine and black together like that, but oh, what a beauty it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    With many Bargello patterns, they will tell you to sew the stripes into a tube. I can't cut straight without lining up my fabrics strips so I don't use the tube for anything. I think some of your seams may be off a bit but I wouldn't worry. I think doing a pantograph will work the best. Hope you will post a photo in the picture section when quilt is completed.
    After I have all my strips sewn together and sewn into a tube, I then fold everything so that the cut edge will be shorter. Then, after pinning well, I make a line of sewing right down the middle with the longest stitches my machine will make. Then I can cut the strips without worrying about whether or not they will stay straight.
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    Grammie Jean, you'll probably get a ton of responses, but a Panto is a premarked strip of plastic which has a design on it that you follow to quilt your quilt sandwich on the LA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krafty14 View Post
    Ruby -
    I have made "tube" quilts using 6 2.5" strips. You sew two groups of three together, then sew the two "stratas" right sides together. It sort of makes a "tube". You can then cut 90* triangles from the tube flipping the triangle up and down. When you are done, you can open the triangles into squares. They are only held together with 1 or 2 stitches at the point. It can make an interesting quilt. The blocks are not on point, just look that way. Hopefully you can see the black outline of a square in the picture. Ann
    Thanks krafty14..well explained...and a beautiful quilt too!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carolynjo View Post
    Grammie Jean, you'll probably get a ton of responses, but a Panto is a premarked strip of plastic which has a design on it that you follow to quilt your quilt sandwich on the LA.
    Most of my pantos are on paper rolls ( my LA is not computer guided) and I follow along with a laser light--some people use a stylus along the panto design.

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    Newbee--I just removed a customer quilt from the long arm and went out and bought new backing cause that wide back she brought was just NOT going to be straightened! Even just sewing the top seam to attach to bat/backing created a tuck! I had already straightened and cut and straightened for about an hour yesterday and again today and while on the way into the city for appt. decided to heck with it--I was not going to battle this quilt the entire top when I know the problem is the backing. So I'll hang onto the backing for something smaller that I can get it straightened.

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    I think we all learn something with every quilt we make. I know I do. And I have made some really wacky mistakes. All I do is chalk it up to experience and move on. Doesn't do any good to cry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaperPrincess View Post
    . I used cans on either side of the machine head to add tension and a puffy batting and was able to make the final product lay reasonably flat.
    Paper Princess, could you please explain what you mean by this part about the cans???

    Kind of sounds like a technique I could use!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEMRM View Post
    Paper Princess, could you please explain what you mean by this part about the cans???

    Kind of sounds like a technique I could use!
    I would lik to know too. ��

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