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    Default Re: Should I be able to see light through the quilting holes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vonnie View Post
    I also use an 18. My machine loves Signature 40 wt thread and if I use a smaller needle like a 16 with a 40 wt thread, it will shred the thread.

    Remember, a longarm machine is going through some thick layers, top with seams, batting, backing and sometimes seams. A smaller needle just would not be able to handle it. And it stitches at a much faster rate then a domestic.

    If you don't want to wash the quilt to shrink the holes, then try tossing it in the dryer for a few minutes.

    But do not worry about those holes.

    And don't forget, Jean is one of the most experience longarm quilters on this forum and if she is not worried you should not be either.
    Wow, you are too kind!

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    Default Re: Should I be able to see light through the quilting holes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jean Sewing Machine View Post
    Wow, you are too kind!
    Just telling the truth!

    You are our quilting guru!
    Vonnie

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    Default Re: Should I be able to see light through the quilting holes?

    Thank you everyone! And I so agree that Jean has been helpful throughout my quilting journey! She seems to be a natural teacher and definitely an opinion I trust. I don't come here often - crazy busy - but I really appreciate being able to come at all. And I look for advice not only to Jean but to all of you. I will finish binding this quilt and wash it gently and I'm sure the holes will be much less noticeable. If I ever take time to learn how to post pictures, I'll share a few of quilts you all have helped me make. Thank you!

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