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Ruthann posted on Sat, Nov 17 2012 1:41 PM

I'm really new to all of this online stuff, but I have a question about puckers. I just finished quilting a twin size quilt (doing free motion for first time) and I have a pucker on the back I'd like to fix.  Does anyone have a tried and true way of fixing them?

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Hi Ruthann, it is nice to meet you. As for your pucker, I'm not sure there is a way short of picking it all out.

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Nice to meet you as well.  The block is quilted with a motif design and the pucker is actually between the quilted area.  I was thinking of cutting it in the middle of the pucker and hand sewing it down.

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I don't think, if it were me, that I would cut it; but, maybe you could hand applique something that goes with the theme of your quilt over it.

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I like that idea. Don't know why I didn't think of that; as I enjoy doing applique.  Sometimes two heads are better than one. :-)  This quilt has been a "challenge" for me from the get-go!  Thank you.

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You are welcome Ruthann, don't forget to share pictures when you are done... :)

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Barbara replied on Sun, Nov 18 2012 10:17 AM

Ruthann sometimes depending on how big the pucker is  you can take your finger nail and work it out.  Now this will not really work if it is a really large pucker.

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Ramona replied on Sun, Nov 18 2012 10:50 AM

Ruthann,

Years ago I received a quilt back from the quilters that had a pucker or two in it on the back. I just took out enough stitches to allow for the fullness to be worked in. Took it to my machine and matched the thread the best I could and lenghtened my stitches to match the stitching. You want to bring up your bobbin thread and take a few small stitches, clip the threads,  then stitch along working in the fullness. When you get close to the end take a few more small stitches, bring up your bobbin thread and snip the ends.   Don't forget to post pictures!

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Kris replied on Mon, Nov 19 2012 9:32 PM

Ruthann,

I love Spud's idea of appliquéing something over it (perhaps the label). When/if the quilt is washed the pucker might not be so obvious.

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