Thursday, February 28, 2008

adventures in quilting

Hmm. I'm pulling the quilt taut and all that jazz, but I keep getting these puckers when I cross lines. I'm using the quilting foot, but with the feed dogs up, because that's how I've gotten the best results so far, except for this pucker business.

I'm doing some detective work to figure out the cause. Will report back.

6 comments:

Adrienne said...

So I have to worry about puckers in quilting too!!?!?!? Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww damn!

yaiAnn said...

Did you baste first?

Anonymous said...

Basting and I am thinking that since it seems like you are doing straight stitches first, why not use the walking foot now then you can freemotion whatever pattern you are going to do with the quilting foot.....assuming of course, that you will be doing patterns.

Picking stitches is such a pain.

Heather

Frank said...

Baste, schmaste...

It's part of it's charm! ;)

sappmama said...

Alrighty. I am going to try the walking foot again, and then, thanks to a discussion with YaiAnn, I'm going to release some of the pressure on the presser foot. Good advice, Heather. I'm not going to do patterns, though. But I still need to get accustomed to the walking foot for straight stitching

If all else fails, I'll take Frank's advice. "Baste schmaste." lol

MadeByAmanda said...

Hmmm. I have no advice, only dread, because I too am about to start trying to machine quilt something for the first time. Also a baby quilt. Because you're right, babies are very forgiving. :)