by killiecrankie 23 Sep 2019

I need your suggestions to fix these wrinkles in the mats.

I have done about 40 of these cat & dog mats but this is the first lot that have come out wrinkled, after washing out the water soluble stabilizer & ironing.
I probably used a different batting ,although I thought I had washed it in hot water but it seems that I didn't.

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by worthy edited 26 Sep 2019

Could you smooth around the animals and carefully stitch around, doing same with wording, then gently arrange tucks where the puckers are and use a decorative stitch on top of the tucks. An odd solution might work.

Kind of like a crazy quilt effect.
You could test it by pinning before doing any sewing.


Wonderful job, sorry for your problem, that hurts.

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by crafter2243 Moderator edited 24 Sep 2019

I would rip the satin stitch. Smooth the material as best as you can. Square the coaster and then use binding. Good luck. Let us know what you decided to do and if it worked.

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 25 Sep 2019

The part for my embroidery machine bobbin winder has finally arrived ,so I will have a few days to decide what to do.
There is about 10,000 sts in each mat.

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by lindamb 23 Sep 2019

Just a thought, but maybe take the binding off - if it has not been quilted yet. Then iron really good them put binding back on. Know it is a pain but would save them as they are really Cute. Good luck

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 24 Sep 2019

Thank you.It isn't bound but embroidered satin stitch edge

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by jrob Moderator 23 Sep 2019

I would stitch around the outside of the motif after smoothing it out and pinning it well. Then stipple around the outside of your outline. That may save them.

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 24 Sep 2019

I have never stippled very well.I was wondering if I did this using the stippling stitch on my machine ,would I create creases (small tucks ) because the surface isn't flat.

jrob by jrob 24 Sep 2019

I'm not sure. I always just freehand.

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by babash edited 23 Sep 2019

Looks like the Batting shrunk. I don't think anything would help.


What I would do is cut off the edge stitching and put it on a background piece. That way you can save the printed picture. I know it is not how you wanted to do it but these prints were not cheap and it would be a save.


I never wash my batting never even thought about this happening. I feel for you.

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 24 Sep 2019

Thank you.It was hard enough to cut each print from the panel ,so it was centered because the panel was not cut exactly even along the top & bottom edges.
Could cut around the beagle & re do it but there isn't enough room around the cats to do it ,without losing the writing

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by sonjapotgieter 23 Sep 2019

All so Beautiful!!!Pity about the creases.....Big job well done!!

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 24 Sep 2019

Thank you

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by bielie 23 Sep 2019

I spray my batting on all small quilting and embroidery projects. It does not move during embroidery and quilting. The other option is to quilt a grid and then add embroidery. If you cannot digitize, there are free grids for different hoops for free on the internet. Check Hatch in Africa and Kiwi Kreations. I pre-grid or meander all backgrounds first. Hope it helps. Lynette

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 24 Sep 2019

Thank you

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by sebsews 23 Sep 2019

I am not a quilter but I think it is the batting causing a problem. Or maybe the backing? I will be interested in the answers you get.

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 24 Sep 2019

Thank you ,it is definitely the batting.

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by mrskiki 23 Sep 2019

I don't think there is anything you can do to fix at this point. Sorry. Hugs. Nan W

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 24 Sep 2019

Thank you,that is what I thought.

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by asterixsew Moderator 23 Sep 2019

Starching?

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killiecrankie by killiecrankie 24 Sep 2019

Thank you.I have never used starch.

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