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Thread: Oh My Oh My!!!!

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    Hey there guys & gals, here is a pic of my 2nd lap quilt. It's for my sister's 60th birthday and she just loves dolphins. It has a fleece backing. It's quite heavy and I'm having trouble even sewing straight lines on it. Not good yet on free motion quilting and I'm really stressing!!!! :| Any ideas!
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    If you haven't gotten a lot of the quilting done, maybe you should tie it. Its very pretty.

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    Very pretty quilt, I agree maybe tie it.

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    Heavily spray starching both the top and backing might help. You would need to lay down a sheet to catch any overspray. Spray a later of starch, run a fan to speed drying, spray again, etc. until the side is heavily starched, then turn quilt over and do the same on the other side.

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    Have you tried a walking foot? If you can adjust the presser foot pressure, you might try adjusting that also to accommodate the thickness. Got any scraps to practice on?

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    I would tie it.

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    Are you using a walking foot?

    Susan

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    Or you can do wavy lines on purpose. I did this on a few.

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    Very pretty!!! :thumbup:

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    Haven't used fleece yet, so I can't help, but I do like this quilt!
    Happy Birthday to your sister!

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    Looks very nice.

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    It is just gorgeous

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    Fleece will stretch and scoot even under a walking foot. I think the ladies were right when they suggested to tie it. That way the softness of the fleece would remain and you would have more fluidity and a nice drape to the whole quilt. Your quilt is lovely.

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    I agree with some of the rest. Probably tieing would be good.

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    Very pretty

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    wow that is really nice indeed

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    Great job!!!

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