Avoid Tension Waves and Other Issues!
Are you disappointed with the results you’re getting with straight line quilting? If so, one or more of 6 comprehensive tips is likely to help.
One common issue is creating tension waves. The solution is to always quilt in the same direction, rather than turn at the end and sew back in the opposite direction.
Tension waves on the left from alternating the sewing direction with each row. The quilting lines were all sewn in one direction on the right.
Even though you may not want to, it’s also important to go slowly for smooth results. Walk, don’t run, with your walking foot.
Suzy from Suzy Quilts covers these and several other points in an excellent article. She provides tips for everything from basting to thread choices. Chances are one or more of her insights will help you get better results from straight line quilting.
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