Re: Thread problems
- From: "Leslie & The Furbabies in MO." <quilteacher@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 17 Dec 2010 19:35:33 -0600
I had l-o-n-g rows or seams or binding all pinned (straight pins) and every time I shifted the quilt around I got scratched and/or stabbed. I was too tired to organize myself better. I was on track for tomorrow's delivery until I couldn't find my special pens for writing the label. I finally used a Sharpie out of desperation. That's not a good pen for a label but it was that or go mad.
Photos tomorrow- if I can avoid any other catastrophes with that cursed quilt.
Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
"Taria" wrote in message news:iegqvo$v2l$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I can't help with Madera. Maybe use the net things to control the thread. I
have had some trouble with stitch quality here lately myself. : (
Why are you getting pinned and scratched Leslie?
Aren't you using safety pins? I have found the Sulky that is polyester
instead of nylon works really well.
I like that they tell you what needle to use right on the spool. That is a
great idea. (can't remember if I noticed that before and what I used but
don't have issues with the stuff) I have my 6600 in the window and have
wondered if the temp fluctuations make a difference. I imagine that could
"Leslie & The Furbabies in MO." <quilteacher@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I feel your pain! I'm trying to finish a quilt for a birthday tomorrow. I've made every mistake ever and even discovered a few new ones- empty bobbins, breaking threads, cutting wrong, using the wrong bobbin case, misaligning the edges, ironing fusible batting cuz I didn't ever buy any fusible batting (it had to have been mismarked or something???) But I sure smeared the melted fusible on the quilt. You name it!
The worst one was the invisible thread kept breaking while I quilted. I went thru everything you did, too, trying to figure out what was wrong. Finally, I was griping to Hoover that it was so cold in my sewing room that the thread was freezing and shattering. So, I got out the little space heater and turned it on to warm up the room and the invisible thread stopped breaking! Maybe it *was* the cold???
Next is a transfusion- I am about to bleed out from all the pin pricks and scratches! ;-)
Leslie & The Furbabies in MO.
"Alice in PA" <quiltermom@xxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:iegdvg$hhe$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxI'm making a quilt for my grandson for Christmas, and wanted to take the finished project to my Guild meeting tomorrow. However, I've had more problems with this quilt! Maybe because I had a deadline! Anyway, has anyone used Madera thread for FM qulting? I bought the perfect thread....shades of brown, beige and aqua...for quilting this quilt. My machine kept jamming up, the thread broke, odd loops of thread appeared here and there on the top. Finally, I realized (after changing to every type needle I could think of, cleaning and oiling the machine, rethreading countless times) that the thread was twisting so much coming off the spool, that it was sometimes making extra loops here and there, and everywhere! I struggled on, and finally finished with more straight line qulting and less FM quilting than I had planned. Then, as I sewed the binding on, I discovered a pucker on the back in the FM area, so had to rip and resew! Of course, the binding ended up being too short to angle each end, even though it was long enough to sew together. So, I sewed it straight across....no bias....I'm just about DONE with this quilt....and I mean that in several ways!! When I get the binding on, I'll put a picture in my Webshots.
Alice in PA
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