What causes puckering in quilting?
Puckers in the quilting usually result from a basting process where either the backing wasn’t spread and secured properly or too few safety pins were used or things shifted as the quilt was positioned under the needle and quilting began.
What is the best size needle for machine quilting?
Quilting needles have a slightly rounded point and are designed specifically for machine quilting. One of the most common sizes of machine needles is 90/14. Its sturdy shaft holds up well when quilting through the layers of a quilt sandwich. The 90/14’s needle eye is big enough to accommodate most types of threads.
How do you prevent drag when quilting?
You can decrease drag by making your quilting space as flat and slippery as possible. The more your quilt can just glide across the surface of your machine and table, the more control you will have over your stitching.
What is blocking a quilt?
Blocking your quilt is the process of manipulating the quilt back into a square, flat shape after quilting. Many times during the quilting process, a quilt will become wrinkled and slightly wonky, or out of square.
Should I wash my quilt before binding?
We’ve always finished our quilts completely before washing them for the first time. … She prefers to do that because the first washing can distort the shape of a quilt, especially one that is heavily quilted. If the binding is already done, then you’re limited in what you can do to fix the distortion.