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#18496 Dec 12, 2007

Well I finally received my 34c foot and started piecing again.

I am strip piecing 1/2 inch strips for a mystery quilt. I am having

trouble with the pieces curving instead of laying flat. It is almost

as if the stitching is too tight. I loosened my bobbin thread(which)I

almost never touch and eased up on the feeddog pressure too....quite a

bit if fact. Helped some but not great.

I then recut some fabric strips in the opposite direction thinking the

stretch could be the problem....but it's still there. HELP! I am not a

new quilter so I don't think it's me. But you never know. I am now

going to pull out my other machine 150 and see if it works better.

Any suggestions would be helpful.

Barbara



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#18497 Dec 12, 2007

Are the strips cut on the cross grain? If so, there is almost as much stretch as with bias cuts. Narrower strips will stretch more than wide strips. If I am cutting narrow strips, I starch and press before cutting. You can do this after cutting if you are careful (ask me how I know...)- just make sure to use a press and lift motion with the iron. I love starch for making fabric behave!

Julie in FL



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#18498 Dec 12, 2007

On my 730, reducing the presser foot pressure one notch, and using a stitch

length of 3mm is my preference. My seams lay beautifully flat on this

machine.

CJ



Subject: [430_440_630_640_730] 34C foot arrived..need advice



Well I finally received my 34c foot and started piecing again.

I am strip piecing 1/2 inch strips for a mystery quilt. I am having

trouble with the pieces curving instead of laying flat. It is almost

as if the stitching is too tight. I loosened my bobbin thread(which)I

almost never touch and eased up on the feeddog pressure too....quite a

bit if fact. Helped some but not great.

I then recut some fabric strips in the opposite direction thinking the

stretch could be the problem....but it's still there. HELP! I am not a

new quilter so I don't think it's me. But you never know. I am now

going to pull out my other machine 150 and see if it works better.

Any suggestions would be helpful.

Barbara







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#18500 Dec 12, 2007

I absolutely love spray starch for making quilting fabric behave!

Once I started doing this to my quilting fabrics, my piecing has been

so much more accurate and minimal stretching.

Doris W. in TN> Julie in FL


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