Skip to main content

Longarm status

Here is another quilt that will be going to a little one at one of our local shelters..
I am getting better with the swirls!! So excited how they are turning out. I can't believe how fun longarm quilting is.

Then this happens!
Then this! Not so fun anymore right? The thread kept breaking everytime I would try to do another swirl! I tried new thread, rethreading, rebobbying, cleaning, changing needles. So then I went to a sewing machine shop by my house (it was my first visit) and he told me that I probably have my quilt on the frame too tight! Hello?  that makes sense because sometimes the machine is a dream to sew on and sometimes it will just break the thread for no apparent reason??
So for my next quilt i need to acknowledge that!  
But I did manage to do wavy lines thru the quilt. I think it turned out so cute!
Now I need to attach the binding then you will see pix of the entire quilt!
thanks for looking!

Comments

  1. i would be so thrilled to have a long arm to use...this looks great!!! i love those wavy lines

    ReplyDelete
  2. your swirls are looking fabulous! I have had that same problem before and I just have to remind myself that the quilt doesn't have to be so tight :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Thanks for your comment!

Popular posts from this blog

Get a Hobby!

Hobbies help you improve your mental health and well being because  you're engaging the creative network in your brain, you are challenging you mind and keeping it sharp. Its also a stress reduction. When you concentrate on your hobby it is clearing your mind of other distractions. It makes you happy! It makes you interesting! If you are married its important to have other things, separate things that make you happy.  Don't rely on your spouse to make you happy. You both need to find happiness in the things that you enjoy and since happiness is contagious it will rub off on your spouse. You also need to give your spouse space so they can enjoy things they love to do, its important to keep your identity in a marriage! You can still "find yourself" while being married. (I've been married over 20 years) You don't need to rely on people to make you happy! People will let you down, they have there own obligations they have to tend to so if you a

Car seat canopy covers

This is a must have in the summer heat I had a summer baby, born in July!  And I wanted her to have privacy when out in public but there was no way I was going to drape a blanket over her so as a sewer I came up with a solution! Moms are problem solvers!

Your First Sewing Machine!

2020 has been a great year for sewing machine sales! Joanne's can't seem to keep them in stock. People making masks as well as others picking up new hobbies due to quarantine and with Christmas around the corner this might even be on your list! So are you looking to buy a sewing machine? If you are in the market for a new Sewing machine you might be a bit perplexed with all the different features. In fact sewing machines range from $100 up to..well there are some in the $12,000 range! So I'm going to keep it simple and share 3 key features to look for in your sewing machine investment. 1. Needle up/down feature : This means when you are sewing a project and you stop you can indicate that you want the needle down into the project so your fabric stays in place when you need to pivot or make adjustments to the fabric. 2. Automatic needle threader : this saves time (and frustration) by threading the needle for you. 3. Needle position right to left: This allows you to stitch