What causes eyelashes on the back of a quilt?

How do I stop my eyelashes from quilting?

Move your quilting machine or fabric more slowly so you don’t flex the needle as much. If you get “eyelashes” on your quilt around the curves (Photo B), you’re moving too fast for the needle to keep up. Your tension setting will also have an effect, but eyelashes are generally caused by rapid movement and needle flex.

How do you adjust the tension on a quilt?

Quick Tips for Stress-free Tension

  1. Quick Tips for Stress-free Tension.
  2. When in doubt, re-thread the machine–both the top thread and bobbin. …
  3. Change your needle often. …
  4. Clean out lint around the bobbin case regularly. …
  5. Find a favorite thread and use it consistently. …
  6. Only make small adjustments to the tension knob.

What is the best tension for machine quilting?

For the purposes of Beginning Quilting 101 use quality 50 wt, 100% cotton threads like Aurifil on the orange cone or Superior Threads’ Masterpiece. These are excellent quality threads and a nice weight for your first quilting projects. You will need to make few, if any, tension adjustments.

Why are my quilting stitches so small?

At a minimum, re-thread your sewing machine. Do the stitches get smaller as you approach and quilt over seam allowances? This is a sign that your presser foot pressure is too high.

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What needle should I use for free motion quilting?

Whether it’s for applique or free motion quilting, unless you’re couching the metallic thread on top (meaning it’s not going through the needle), you really should use a Metallic Needle.

What kind of thread do you use for free motion quilting?

Let’s kick things off by chatting about thread choice. Catherine suggests using a lightweight fine thread when free motion quilting. She prefers a 50 weight cotton thread because it has enough strength that it won’t break while sewing and it’s easy to keep the right tension so your stitches are even.

What foot should I use for free motion quilting?

Open Toe. The open toe darning foot helps you free motion quilt a marked design. Nothing is between your eyes, the marked line and the needle.