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Bev St.Amant posted on Mon, Sep 26 2011 11:48 AM

Hello everyone:  My question is this:  I am quilting a smaller piece (approximately 40 x 40) and the bottom material seems to be shifting on me.  I'm only going to do a1.5" quilting for a bag that I will be making.  Any suggestions as to how to do it so both side don't buckle on me.

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Joy replied on Mon, Sep 26 2011 12:34 PM

When my material shifts I check a few things first: Are there enough pins? Make sure they are no more than a fist apart. Are the feed dogs down/covered? Some machines have adjustable presser for the presser foot...can you loosen a bit? If all else fails try a walking foot. (Although I don't like them...used mine once and that was enough).

Hope it helps a bit! Good luck!

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I love the walking foot.  Are you freemotion or are you doing regular?  For freemotion, i would start in the centre for stitch in the ditch or other pin it good.  or use a spray.

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gini replied on Mon, Sep 26 2011 1:24 PM

on a smaller piece you can use elmer's glue sticks to hold the layers in place

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Karla replied on Mon, Sep 26 2011 6:14 PM

I use basting spray to hold small pieces together.  It  usually works pretty good.  And if I'm doing straight line like stitch in the ditch or "grid" lines, I use the walking foot so I can keep my spacing evenly spaced.

 

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Thank you ladies for your suggestions and I never even thought of using the spray glue.  It's only some material that I am quilting to use to make a bag so there isn't any stitch in the ditch type quilting.  Next time I make this bag I am going to buy some pre-quilted material!  I'll post the picture when I get  it made.  Thanks again.

 

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gini replied on Mon, Sep 26 2011 11:14 PM

bev i have quilted material several times for bags.  i cut the pieces larger than they need to be and after quilting cut them the size i want.   you can get much more unique material by quilting it yourself.  

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Hi Gini:  Yes, that is what I am doing - quilting a piece larger than required and then with with left overs I usually make lots of little "change purses" to put inside the larger bag.  This bag is called the "Sunday Sachel" and is totally unique.  If you are interested I can send you the name of lady who designed it.  I ordered it off of the internet but my group of gals in Arizona had a class on making it.  I made one and now everyone wants one!

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gini replied on Tue, Sep 27 2011 9:03 AM

bev, i would love her name

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Karla replied on Tue, Sep 27 2011 9:22 AM

Bev St.Amant:
If you are interested I can send you the name of lady who designed it. 

I'd love to have it too!  I enjoy making totes, bags, etc. for craft sales and we have 2 coming up in November.

 

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Hi Gini:  Here's the name that's on the pattern:  Linda Marcou, N88 W15936 Park Blvd; Menomopnee Falls, WI 53051.  Phone:  262-255-3883.  Email:  lmarcou731@wi.rr.com and there is a website also which is:  www.finethreads.biz  I hope you enjoy making it.  It is a bit confusing at first and then when you finally "get it", it's a fantastic bag.

 

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Hi Karla:  If you read my reply to Gini I have posted the info for the bag.  Enjoy.

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gini replied on Tue, Sep 27 2011 11:03 AM

bev, that is a cool bag, thanks for the info.    gini

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