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fabric slipping when i sew

bree | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

I’m making a baby conforter our of a satiny material. The comforter will be quilted in a grid pattern. When sewing the lines to form the grid, the material slips and moves. what can i do so the material does not move. Any suggestions to try so this does no hppen. what can i do so the material does not move.   Help



  1. Kiley | | #1

    Have you tried adjusting the pressure foot pressure on your machine? I have a Pfaff with IDT and I don't usually have this type of problem but in the past I would adjust the pressure on my other machines. Some people use a walking foot for even feeding. There are also other feet for slippery fabrics like roller feet and teflon feet that are usually used for materials like plastics etc..but anything is worth a try.

    1. bree | | #2

      THanks for your reply. I also have a Pfaff with IDT, what am i doing wrong.


      1. SewTruTerry | | #3

        You could also use a quilt basting spray that would keep all of the layers together while you quilt it.  Also you may even want to hand baste the layers together that would help them to stay put.  If you do go with the basting spray just hold onto the quilt for a few days after completeing so that the fumes can disipate.

      2. Kiley | | #5

        What foot are you using with the IDT engaged? Have you tried using another foot with the IDT to see if that helps?

  2. kjp | | #4

    Have you tried a walking foot?  They usually have to be purchased separately from the machine, but are wonderful for quilting.

  3. mem1 | | #6

    Attach all layers to each other and then use a walking foot.

  4. HeartFire | | #7

    Have you tried hand basting it?? sometimes that saves a lot of time - you don't end up doing the frog stitch (rip-it rip-it) and re-doing


    1. kjp | | #8

      You made me laugh!  I am an expert at the frog stitch :-)  I'm getting better at basting my garments, but still rush too much and thus rip it, rip it!  I will have to remember this when I am teaching sewing and knitting. 

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