Monday, June 10, 2019

Disappointed....let down......


OK, so I guess that last one is a bit over-dramatic.

I get it from my kids, I guess. (Grin)

You know how it is, right? You have some drama peeps in your house, too?

Anyway, here is the reason for my disappointment:

All these years, I've never used this guy too much.  But all the blogs and articles sing the praises of the walking foot for straight line quilting. That it can handle upper and lower fabric plus batting without blinking an eye.


Doesn't work too well for me! Here's my story:


I recently got some orphan blocks out and decided it was their time to shine. I put them together with some Civil War repro fabric lattice strips, and made oodles (that's a hard-core quilting word for when you make a lot of something and you actually lose count) of half square triangles.

Two more borders to bring in the colors of the room it will hang in....

Sandwiched ……

Then a quick (ha!) stitched line around the outside edge to prepare for binding. I often do this to keep me from having issues when I use a narrow binding; I love the look, but it can give ya problems!

Got out my walking foot and started around the edge. I was getting more rumples than ole Rumpelstiltskin.  

See? I upped the contrast on there so you could see more of what I'm talking about.... 
The only way I could get it to work was to apply a small amount of tension "fore and aft" and go very. Very. Slow.

Please tell me, peeps, have you experienced this? How did you get things to go more smoothly?

Inquiring minds want to know!!