Feather quilting on a frame is bunching up
I have had this problem before and I don't know how to fix it.
A feather design I am using bunches or puckers as I quilt.
I have adjusted upper and lower tension, tightened and loosened quilt on frame and am just about ready to pull my hair out.
I'm sorry that you're having such a wicked time quilting...it's a total bummer when the machine is fighting you.
I don't quilt on a frame so I'm not knowledgeable on that part, in particular if the looseness or tightness of the quilt in the frame effects the stitches (I'm assuming it does), so I'm putting this out for my readers to share their experiences.
What I'm wondering in the meantime, is it only on feather designs that the quilt is bunching up on?
Can you do other kinds of quilting (straight or gently wavy lines) without a problem?
What I'm thinking is that if your tension is adjusted to the tighter side of balanced, and when you go around a feather, you pull the machine faster adding more tension, and thus create the puckering. Again, I don't quilt on a frame, so this is only an educated guess.
Readers, if you've have experience with your quilting going all catywampus like this, please share how you fixed the problem. Thank you for your assistance. I appreciate it!