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    wrinkles in with MFQ

    I'm practicing free motion quilting on a baby quilt. Can someone tell me what's causing the type of wrinkles showing in the pink triangle? I don't see why that should be happening, and it doesn't happen most of the time.
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    First let me say that your quilt is so pretty. I love the colors & block design. I don't have an answer as to why you have wrinkles in the pink triangle unless maybe that area was a bit loose when you pin basted it. It certainly doesn't look to me like it will present a problem. After the quilt is washed you will never see the wrinkles. I would not be concerned if it were my quilt.

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    ​Since you are quilting on the bias, it can cause the wrinkles. You might be able to do a small ribbon candy design between the curved stitching to disguise it.

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    I think it looks fine.
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    I find that fabrics act differently according to their weave and/or dye amount in a fabric. Also the bias definitely helps the problem. Once laundered it will probably not make a difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sahansen44 View Post
    I find that fabrics act differently according to their weave and/or dye amount in a fabric. Also the bias definitely helps the problem. Once laundered it will probably not make a difference.
    I agree...some fabrics behave differently but I think it will be unnoticeable once it is washed.
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    Tartan - What do you mean "ribbon candy design " ? I'm not familiar with it - please explain. Thanks
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    I think it looks fine. After washing you will not see that pucker or wrinkle as it will move right into the quilt. Your FMQ is nicely done. Good Job! I wouldn't worry about it.

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    when quilting on the bias, it's easier to get these tiny puckers, especially when you go one direction, then go the other direction. I think that once washed this won't be noticeable.

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    Ribbon candy looks like this but after washing the batt may puff up enough that the wrinkles may be less noticeable.Name:  image.jpeg
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    It's from quilting along the bias, holding the quilt maybe a little too tightly while doing it? When it's washed and things pucker up a bit, it either won't be noticeable at all or will hardly be noticeable.
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    I really love both the quilt and the material. I agree that puckering will not be noticeable after you wash it.

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    These are gentle curves - why not try doing them with a walking foot to see if it goes better? If not, I think what you've done looks just great.

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    I like that block a lot- what wrinkles?��

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mkotch View Post
    These are gentle curves - why not try doing them with a walking foot to see if it goes better? If not, I think what you've done looks just great.
    With the walking foot I'd have to keep turning the quilt; it would take forever. This is so much faster. I'm also trying to improve my FMQ skills with this quilt. Still working hard at it. :-)

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    Carol if possible, try a ruler foot and rulers. Not only can you FMQ in all directions but I find following a ruler easier. My stitches look better, with the Bernina adjustable foot height I can go from regular sewing to FMQ with no tension issues. Laying the ruler over the quilt also helps to keep everything flat. I didn’t think I would use them much but now I use them all the time.

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