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Help. I purchased Legacy 80/20 and keep getting lots of pokies, not just a few. This is the 2nd quilt. The first was a Kansas Troubles Moda Blue fabric. The quilt back now is pieced, some fabrics are having more pokies than other - but it's extensive.

I put the bumpy side up and the side that has the light scrim down. Am I upside down? :o

Thanks.


Kathy A

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I think you are upside-down, Kathy. But you can test it by throwing a sandwich off to the side and putting the batting the other way up. Or go off to the side of your backing, cut out a rectangle of batting, turn it over, lay fabric on top and stitch. Should tell you whether it makes a difference.


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What size needle are you using. Try a 3.5 and see if that helps. I use Hobbs all the time and never have pokies but I use the 3.5 needle (or I'm just lucky!)


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I just finished quilting with legacy with 4.00, no problem, bumpy side down and liked it. Played with tension and used same color thead on top & bottom filtec & magna glide threads.

I am going to try 3.5 needle next time with Hobbs, problems with 4.00 when quilting, thanks Sylvia for the tip.

Corey


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Went through 3 needles and used a magnifying glass to make sure it was really straight. Did a sandwich on the side and stitched one side, the flipped and stitched the other. Big difference. Will flip the batting next time. Put a stitched sample on my wall and wrote with a BIG SHARPIE on it. This is that kaffe fabric and it seems like it's a loose weave too. Using SoFine Thread. Plan on using the legacy on a few donation/charity quilts to see what happens next. This quilt is going to require some sweet talk with the customer.....

Thanks for all the suggestions.


Kathy A

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I am almost finished with a quilt using hobb 80/20. Have noticed the back is full of little white dots. Since I'm using green thread, I'm guessing those are the pokies you are decribing?

Will they go away after washing the quilt? or will they be there for ever?


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Try putting the quilt in the dryer with a wrung-out damp hand towel for about 15 minutes. It has worked wonders for threads, batting pokies and needle holes. I have one customer who loves dark batik backings and 100% cotton batting... can you say pokies galore? The dryer thing works every time.


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I'm with Darlene and lean toward a burr. Something is pulling the thread to the back. Even if you are using a new needle, there still could be a burr....sometimes they are made that way as they aren't perfect when mass produced.

I rarely pay attention to right or wrong side I just throw it on, and have only had pokeys once or twice in all the years and it was due to a tiny tiny burr at the tip. Ran the needle through a needle sharpener (strawberry) and all was great.


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I think she means batting pokies, not thread pokies?? Quilter's Dream says pokies down, dimples up. I put all my batting in that way, even the Legacy and Hobbs; and no problems.


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You just need the dryer warm enough to make a but of humidity- that's what the damp towel is for- On my poor old dryer that is medium, but is probably low on something not a zillion years old.

I forgot to mention- I only do this after the quilt is trimmed. If there is un-quilted batting on the edges you may have batting fuzz everywhere.


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Originally posted by LinneaMarie

I think she means batting pokies, not thread pokies?? Quilter's Dream says pokies down, dimples up. I put all my batting in that way, even the Legacy and Hobbs; and no problems.

That's what's I was referring to. Batting pokies, the thread is what is bringing the batting through. If there is a burr on the needle it's bringing the batting with the thread and you have batting showing out of the hole.


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Did the dryer bit and it's much better now and I'm a bit more comfortable with it. Put this tip in the notebook for future reference. Thanks again.


Kathy A

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