Saturday, November 15, 2014
Can We Talk?
Does anyone else have this problem other than me? I've never seen a reference to it elsewhere. You're looking at the back of a quilt I had quilted by a well-known long arm quilter. From the first picture you can see what at first glance looks like a smudge or stain. On closer examination, it's clearly a bunch of thread trapped between the backing and the batting! The first time this happened I was in a panic until I realized what it was. The problem is not always easily solved. In this case I threaded a large needle hoping the know would 'catch' on the offending thread clump. It did and I managed to slowly get the green thread out without leaving any damage to the quilt.
Another time I had a long length of red thread that I never got out. I just ended up moving it under a seam using a bamboo skewer! I've had this happen to me there times, all with three different long arm quilters! Am I just unlucky, or is this a common problem that no one notices or talks about??? I'd love to know!
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