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I am surprised by the amount of thread that is wadded up on the back side of my blocks. How can I make the backside of my blocks look neater?

We have seen several brands of machines do this. As best as we can figure out, the “Nesting” problem is a result of how your machine starts, stops and cuts thread. Although these little nests of thread will not hurt your quilt - there is an easy way to minimize them. All you need to do is turn of your machine’s option to “Cut Jump Stitches”.

On another note, if you do not like the looks of how your machine starts and stops - use a busier patterned fabric for the back side of your quilt blocks. Busier prints seem to make tie-ins and endings less noticeable.

Another helpful idea  - bring the bobbin thread to the front before beginning to stitch.