Friday, June 11, 2010

Bowing Strip Sets Help

Does anyone know the fix for bowing strip sections?

It's driving me nuts!  I've just dealt with it by cutting one section at a time and making adjustments.  Is it feeding too much fabric?  Not enough?  Feed dog issue?  Are my strips not straight when I cut?  Am I stretching the fabric w/o me knowing it?  Spray starch?

The length of the strips are 22 inches so I'm not dealing with 44 inches.

I don't remember having these strip issues with my Topaz.  I may have to pull it out and see.


West Michigan Quilter said...

I hope you find out what to do about this as I have the same problem too with long strips. I remember once seeing someone explain that you need to turn or twist the strips as you sew them, but I'm not sure about that.

TiramiSue said...

That's the answer - sew top to bottom and then sew bottom to top, and it should help. Sue

Peggi said...

I agree - alternate the direction you are sewing the strips in.

Anonymous said...

It may be a feed issue, but I think you should check your sewing tension first

Sewing Junkie said...

The alteration of strips sounds like it will help. Also do you use your walking foot to piece? or your 1/4 inch foot? The other thing I have found out is that not all rotary cut pieces are on the straight of the grain and it can distort the seam when sewn. Chris