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Sunday, 16 November 2008

A Small Success

So I tried again this evening, to see if I could sew across the small test quilt without breaking the thread. The first thing I managed to do was jam the needle. After getting it unjammed, in trying to get the thread out of the bobbin area, I managed to get it ALL apart. Which meant I had to get it back together again. It seemed easy, but I just couldn't do it. So DH had a look at it - the only part I had missed was getting two small levers snapped into position. Everything else was okay. So, I tried again - and this time - success! I managed a little bit of stippling all the way across, and the thread didn't break!

Now on to advancing the quilt a bit and practising some more. It's a baby step, but it's a step in the right direction!

5 comments:

Gypsy Quilter said...

If your thread is constantly getting caught in the throat plate, see if you can get a single-needle throat plate for your machine. It's just a small round hole, as opposed to an oval hole for zig-zag.

pwl said...

Thank you - that's one thing I hadn't thought of. I'm looking forward to playing some more on the weekend.

Niki :-) said...

You’re invited! To the LAST PUSH quilt-a-thon I am having . Come see what it’s all about!
http://justusquilters.blogspot.com/
The more the merrier! Spread the word, and grab the button! Quilty hugs! Remember, Dec 13 is the special day! Niki in AZ

Char said...

Dear pwl.....Thank you for the comment on my blog of the header pic of the new quilt..I call it *Basic Black Dress*..lol Its for a friend and I hope she doesn't go to my blog but then she wouldn't know it was for her..lol Oh well...
Your blue quilt is wonderful. Good luck in future stippling lessons..
Char

Lise said...

sure glad to see your not giving up...lol what kind of frame did you get yourself,,,just got mine and finished putting together,,can't wait to try it our too...happy stitching Lise