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    I have my quilt spray basted and I had started to STD. I have one of the big stars quilted and when I went to the next one and got half way done I had noticed that I had puckers between the first quilted star and the one that I was working on. How can I prevent this from happening. I had tried the 505 spray, but for some reason it would not adhere to the polyester batting my Hubby wanted so I had to use the one from Deitz (sp). I just dont want to keep having to rip out my stitches just to take out the puckers. Any and all suggestions appreciated.

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    Deleted - double posted.
    Last edited by Vonnie; February 9, 2014, 06:53 PM.
    Vonnie

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      #3
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      !. Are you using a walking foot?
      2. Did you lengthen your quilting stitch? I like to use 3 some use 3.5.
      I was having trouble with my last quilt - it was flannel and a soft batting, someone on here recommend lessening the pressure on the pressor foot. I found it on the control panel and took it off auto and lessened the pressure - problem solved.
      Vonnie

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        #4
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        My machine is a Pfaff 2.0 and I am using a STD foot and have the length set to 5, because if I use 3 or 3.5 that is to small of a stitch. Not sure if I can adjust the feed dog pressure

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          #5
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          When using lofted poly batting I'll spray baste the fabric rather than the batting. It seems to hold the fabric to the batting more securely. When I sprayed the batting it seemed most of the spray went into the holes and what little did adhere to the poly wasn't enough to provide a good hold.

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            #6
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            Someone replied to a thread I started yesterday about setting up to spray baste. They said to iron the sandwich on both sides to "heat set" the 505. Sounds like an easy and important step to me. - Anything I can do to prevent puckers, I'll try.

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              #7
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              It is a beautiful quilt top. I noticed with mine, I sometime have to smooth it back out some after I have had it rolled up.

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                #8
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                If you used poly batting be careful with the iron, too hot could melt the poly. I am sorry I don't have any other help for you.

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                  #9
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                  I did not see that post. I will try this. Thanks a bunch

                  Originally posted by Lilly View Post
                  Someone replied to a thread I started yesterday about setting up to spray baste. They said to iron the sandwich on both sides to "heat set" the 505. Sounds like an easy and important step to me. - Anything I can do to prevent puckers, I'll try.

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                    Originally posted by Judy, USMC View Post
                    When using lofted poly batting I'll spray baste the fabric rather than the batting. It seems to hold the fabric to the batting more securely. When I sprayed the batting it seemed most of the spray went into the holes and what little did adhere to the poly wasn't enough to provide a good hold.
                    Thanks for that tip... I spray baste all the time, but mostly with cotton batting, so there is no problem... But I am doing some quilts where I will be using poly....


                    Sandy from Cincinnati


                    AKA Kermit

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                      #11
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                      Starch, starch, starch. Make your fabric stiff before layering. I have never (knock on wood) had a pucker since I started using starch.
                      Donna

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                        #12
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                        Originally posted by dwil23 View Post
                        Starch, starch, starch. Make your fabric stiff before layering. I have never (knock on wood) had a pucker since I started using starch.
                        Well since i have one star quilted, I wont be able to starch.

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