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I have not had any reports of problems with t shirt fabric "running". And I've stopped going around/avoiding the logo too. It doesn't pierce some of them, but as long as you aren't running too fsat, the thread doesn't skip or fray - I use superior threads so fine. If I go too fast it will fray, but the tension stays fine.
My DD asked for a polymer clay dragonfly to put in her garden. I have some metallic clay that I used for the wings of this critter so I'm calling it a dragonfly.
loverly!!! most beautimus!!
That little fella will brighten her garden!
This is what I finished up last week. Its for DH as he is involved with a dirt track race team and is always saying gears matter. It is an adaption of Rob Appel's Gears pattern. None of the picture I took show it but a doodle quilted race cars in the dark grey area. I stitched "gears matter" in the top blue and "green flag drops: now" in the bottom lt blue. In the border I used the same color thread and you can only see it up close, I stitched some of the sponsors.
I hope everyone is finding a little time to relax b sewing and finding joy in life.
Her name is Suzy Q! It is not computerized and I have to use a foot pedal but that's okay. It has a deep throat of 12.5 inches so it is ideal for quilting larger quilts which is what I've been looking for a long time. My Brother only has a throat space of 4 inches and that is just way too small a space for quilting and takes a lot of time wrangling the quilt under it. I had my first lesson at Kiki's today! Thank you Doug! Best part is that she was on sale for under $1000, comes with a long warranty and free classes! She is very heavy so I won't be taking her to classes and I think, unless Doug helps me move it, that this is her permanent home!
She sews like a dream! I'm so very happy and excited!
Jo .. that is absolutely outstanding!! Love the colors, love the composition. I'm glad you described the quilting and other details.
Congratulations! You are going to LOVE having that extra space in the throat area.
You didn't mention installing it in a cabinet, but if you can have a table top surface level with the bed of the machine, it will make quilting SO much easier. Also, if you can arrange your furniture so that you have most of your sewing space to the LEFT of the machine, you won't have your quilt dragging you down on that side. Additionally .. and this just may not be possible .. if you can arrange to have extra table top space BEHIND your machine, that will also help take the weight and reduce dragging. But having more horizontal space behind the machine means that the cabinet with the machine sticks out further into the room ... so logistically speaking, you might not be able to arrange that.
If you can get one of those "slippery" slide things .. oh, I don't know what you call them ... they are thin, flexible, slippery "mats" that you put on top of your sewing surface that reduces the friction between your quilt and the surface. That will also help you.
Good luck and keep us up to date on your progress!