I am documenting my first experience for future reference. I started the quilt a little late w. When I first loaded the quilt I hit my leader and threw my machine out of wack. It was weeks before I was able to get it fixed. When I started again I made sure to avoid the leaders. I went a tad overboard.
As you can see my backing was a tad short. I will let the binder decide how to address that.
When I basted across the top and down the sides I got little folds in the edges. I don't think I was doing something I was shown. This will be the first question I ask. Also, when I was pulling my bobbin thread to the top at the end of a run my thread was not getting cut so the thread was getting dragged across the back. Again, I missed something I was taught. Question number two.
Overall the back looks good. Tension was good.
On the front there were a few tension issues but always on the right side. I think it was my top tension, not thread but quilt tautness. Practice is needed to improve that area I believe.
Finally, my new quilt holder in training. He did a fine job and peeked over the top to get his photo. He's been my sons friend since they were 7 or 8. His name is Dylan but I call him Dill Pickle. Didn't he do a fine job?
If you know any of my answers please feel free to share!