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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

On the Frame

    I finally got the stitch regulator in the mail. Yay, I was ecstatic! So, I put the quilt on the frame with assistance from Sharon (mil).  We put down the stabilizer stitch, and it was really tight and tension was an issue. So, we made a few adjustments.  This is what happened...


 The thread was skipping, breaking and just plain getting annoying. I tried the tension the speed. I took out the bobbin. I checked the thread. I changed the needle and part of the issue is the darning foot that was received from Janome wasn't hopping. It was dragging across the fabric. Once I gave up, I checked google. There tips weren't really effective. Mil brought over her midarm Juki foot, and it worked. So, now it's about speed control. If I am not one with the machine, it will break. So, I set to it.


 
I am making progress. Yippee

 

I am behind on the FW QAL. I woke up with a migraine today, and my shoulder is hurting from pushing the machine. So, it will be here tomorrow.  I am going to my first guild meeting tomorrow. I am super excited about it. I can mark that off my summer to do list. I finally figured out how to make it so that I am not a no reply blogger. I got the tutorial from Fluster Buster.

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9 comments:

  1. The trials and tribulations of quilting. It sounds as though you are ready to go now though. Good luck with it all.

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    1. Thanks for the luck. I am getting the stitching down, and I haven't really broke the needle but once every other pass. So, I'll take that as a win.

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  2. congrats on figuring out the problem. and yay for quilting, helpful mil's! hope you can stay one with the machine and get your quilting done because breakage, skipping, and stopping continually are so annoying!

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    1. The machine is running great. I'm mid quilt now. Although, I keep running out of bobbin. :)

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  4. Feel better soon and have fun at your guild meeting. You are gonna love it!

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    1. I am feeling better, thank you. I really loved the guild meeting. There was a show and tell. There was some really pretty things, and they had a stash fabric sale. I was in heaven.

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  5. Sounds like you are good to go now. I love your farmers wife blocks too.

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  6. Thank you. I just took it off the frame. I'm so excited about finishing this one up, and putting the octagon fish quilt on the frame. I am going to try some type of new quilting on it. I don't know what yet.

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