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trouble with it bunching up
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Date: 2/23/12 4:15 PM

I am using this Robert Kaufman Remix Argyle Quilting Soft Cord Fabric for the backing for a baby quilt and it keeps bunching up. Any suggestions what I should do? I changed my needle first!

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Date: 2/23/12 9:55 PM

I'm not familiar with this particular fabric, but I would be surprised if your needle had anything at all to do with the bunching. First thing I would do is make sure that you have pinned it thoroughly - every 3-4 inches or so. Are you using a cotton batt? Poly or wool batting tend to be slippery, and seldom behave as well as cotton does. Finally, try starching your backing fabric. If I suspect a fabric will move around or shift, I starch it as heavily as I can - if it can stand up by itself, it will be easier to handle.

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Date: 2/24/12 10:10 AM

You don't mention using a walking foot, so I hope you're using one...?

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Date: 2/24/12 12:44 PM

Quote: TexasDeb99
I am using this Robert Kaufman Remix Argyle Quilting Soft Cord Fabric for the backing for a baby quilt and it keeps bunching up. Any suggestions what I should do? I changed my needle first!

Sounds like it is a fine wale type corduroy? If it is, you'll definitely need to use a walking/even-feed foot. The nap on corduroy can be especially challenging. And use LOTS of pins! "Taut sewing" also helps.
-- Edited on 2/24/12 12:45 PM --

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