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  1. I am about to put together an all batik (100% cotton) queen size top with a close weave 100% cotton backing ( much heavier then the top) for my son and wife called Circle dance. I have read many articles on batting and I am no wiser. However, with all my reading I have discovered that to make it cozy I need heIp. What would be the best batting for a floppy/flexable quilt that would be all season? Not to hot just warm. I guess I mean breathable. My son does not want it heavy either. Should I consider changing the backing?
  2. I am about to put together an all batik (100% cotton) queen size top with a close weave 100% cotton backing ( much heavier then the top) for my son and wife called Circle dance. I have read many articles on batting and I am no wiser. However, with all my reading I have discovered that to make it cozy I need heIp. What would be the best batting for a floppy/flexable quilt that would be all season? Not to hot just warm. I guess I mean breathable. My son does not want it heavy either. Should I consider changing the backing? Attached a pic. Not using that red boader but a red and black print instead that is in the quilt. Thanks Barb
  3. Hi all, Please provide some guidance for my issue. Issue: Quilt backing will not tighten evenly on the left side of the 12 foot frame. This issue is consistent with all my backings. It was gradual at first and now is increasing. So when the right side of the backing is tight, the left side is loose and hangs down. I've attached a photo but it hard to represent the issue. What I've done far: Squared the backing fabric before loading Pinned the center of backing and matched to center of canvas before pinning Read instructions on how to load quilt Thank you kindly, Jamie Bennett
  4. What are the best ways to coax backing fabric to relax and minimize the appearance of needle holes that expose the batting? I discovered in the forums that my customer falls into the "red, tight weave, wide backing fabric" category - which apparently has issues with needles, even brand new ones. Of course, I immediately took steps to prevent the holes (smaller needle, looser quilt, etc.), but I would appreciate your suggestions on what I can do to improve the appearance of the back.
  5. I couldn't find my original post about how to deal with a pleat on the backing of a quilt on a customer quilt but I said I would post pictures of the fullness and how I dealt with it. First I finished the quilt. Then rolled the quilt to the point that I could bring the backing to the top of the roller bars and place a pressing board behind the affected area. I spray starched it and steamed it with an iron. It shrunk it up or at least spread the fullness throughout the setting triangle and then I quilted it with a very little pintuck in it which is way better than what it was originally. Only problem is that I had a yellow stain from the starch, so I ran to my daughter's house who just had a Norwex party and used one of her Envri-cloths on it (just this particular cloth and water) and the whole stain came out.
  6. I'm fixing to purchase my first five bolts of wide backing fabrics for customers. What five colors would you suggest I purchase (in addition to just plain off white muslin) ... the colors you see/use most often? Thanks! 8-)
  7. I've done practice work on several pieces with only one width of fabric, which has loaded easily. Now I am loading a "double wide" -- that is a backing sewn with two widths of cloth. The fabric is good quality, new 100% quilting cotton. I washed and ironed the fabric first, ripped the selvages and sewed them together so that they run the top to bottom (length) of the quilt. When I pin these on my zippers, one side of the backing is perfect, flat and smooth. The other sags like a wet dishcloth. No amount of fiddling has produced a nice, even back. What should I do? I thought perhaps I should have taken the cloth in thirds so that the seams would run cross-wise the quilt. (I have a new MIlllenium machine.) Any advice would be most helpful -- I've been sifting through the forums but haven't seen this topic (as yet.) Thanks. Lark
  8. I know this Forum is for machine quilting but I'm hoping someone can help me on piecing a backing. For some reason my brain is blank today! I have a quilt top that measures about 84" x 94". I have 8 yards of 44" backing fabric to make the backing. How exactly should I cut the fabric and piece it? Any advice I can get will be appreciated.