Two Tip Tuesday – machine quilting

Today, I needed to quilt some samples.  Camels!  Yes, my favorite!

Pyramid and Camel

Pyramid and Camel

Checking tension is important when beginning with new threads.  I used a variegated by Signature on top and “Sew Fine” by Superior in the bobbin.

The next two photos show a look at the back tension.  The left one is good.  The right has the top thread showing pokies on the back across the center of the orange backing.

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If there are pokies on the back …

#1- the top tension should be tightened.

If there are pokies on the top…

#2- loosen the top tension.

Always check tension!

in quilting,


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