Mr Unpicker is not fussy, he is happy to rip out both machine stitches as well as hand stitching. He was happy to be able to make quick work of these beautiful, handquilted perle 8 threads, he really enjoyed ripping them out!
The problem became apparent as I worked my way around the border of my quilt. I had been quilting every 1/4inch horizontally across the quilt, however when I came to the border I decided to do vertical stitching. I had finished two borders when I realised the change in direction was really pulling and puckering up the quilt. Alas, all that work had to come out!
I've been using a crease marker (she is pretty good friends with Mr Unpicker, there might be a little romance going on in the sewing basket!!) to mark out my 1/4 inch lines before stitching. I tend to just mark out a section at a time.
I tend to stitch anywhere from 3-7 rows using the one colour before I change to the next (click on photo to see closer detail).
This quilt will be celebrating it's third birthday this September, I am hoping it will be finally completed for that date!! xo