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Lisa Crowley

Stiff backing fabric

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I am very frustrated and wondering if anyone has had the same problem and could give me some insight..... I am working on a quilt for someone and the backing is fairly tight woven and stiff. It is 100% cotton. I have a brand new needle on my Lenni, when I started quilting I could hear the popping as I quilted and the machine sounds louder than usual. I think it would help to adjust the tension since I seem to be getting "eyelashes" on the front but I'm not sure which way to go and with what???? Any suggestions would be much appreciated!!!

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It sounds like the fabric has not been washed and has lots of sizing still in it. I would treat it like a batik, make sure your needle is sharp, loosen up your quilt on the frame and tighten up your bobbin a little and loosen up your top thread to fix the eyelashes...see if that helps.


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