Wednesday, January 26, 2011
QUILTING ISSUES I AM EXPERIENCING....
I did learn one important tidbit this morning on a site; the method I am doing for this super king sized quilt is called "Birthing". You basically quilt the top with the batting then lay the backing on top (right sides facing one another) and then sew them together along the edges. So far I am glad that I chose this method, but I will not know for absolute until I reach the very last stitch. Whenever that may be....LOL.
Working in sections, per say, has been helpful , but boy does it take time. With having a small throat area to work in, I have to start and stop a whole bunch, reroll either side or both sides, take it out and spread it out then roll from the opposite directions. One thing that has not happened, but keep waiting for it to...is breaking the needle. The weight of the quilt is outrageous and changing even the slightest direction, I feel like the needle is going to giveway and not hold it. I am really thankful that I bought a walking foot when I bought the machine. It has made this so much easier. So far, not once, have I got puckers...again I am only half way through.
The last thing is the amount of thread that is being used. Which is more my doing than anything. I chose to do a specialty stretch stitch (it does automatic backstitching every so often). Plus, there are so many arcs and that is my main area of quilting. I have tried to take close up pictures, but our camera does not take these type all are blurred.
The last problem I will talk about is lack of space. Trying to lay out, pin, lay out and roll in a small area is a task all on its own. Even with all the minor/major issues I am enjoying this quilting process!
Anyone have issues with quilting that I did not mention? I would love to hear about them and how you deal with them! Have a great day!