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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 635316 views.
Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Jan-30

Changed the needle.. it did nothing for the stitching. Tried added the feed dog cover. Changed the needle again. Made sure it is seated all the way up in the needle slot AND that the flat side is to the back (what my machine wants) Not sure what I did when I added the feed dog cover, but now it no longer stitches with the ruler foot. Took the ruler foot off, took the feed dog cover off and tried the regular foot. Normal stitching. Tried my Big Foot, does not form stiches. BAH!!!

Giving up for today...sigh

I have a thought. Recently I had some problems with my longarm and DBIL and I solved it over several days of trouble shooting. My observation is watching the thread thru the needle and the bobbin race going around. There is very little clearance between the race and the eye of the needle. I wonder if your needle is right for the thread you are using? The size and shape of the eye can make a big difference with different threads.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Jan-30

hum...maybe I should just go back to the original needle...and put up with a few breaks...at least it MOSTLY sewed...

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jan-30

How old is the thread you are using?

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Jan-30

its poly  -  I don't think the age matters for poly...

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Jan-31

Mostly done with the baby quilt I am working on...for my new grandson - due in April.

Son and Daugher-in-law wanted white, grey and blue, a Snoopy and the baby's name - Zayd.

I found a panel with Snoopy as an astronaut, standing on Mars. You have to know my son to know this is PERFECT! He adores all things space related.

I wanted to do the loopy stars on the blue part of the background...will think about that another day! For now, I did get all the way around Snoopy and Mars with the ruler foot... and did the small white border... and did some shadow letters with Zayd's name with my regular foot.

I am going to put the binding on it...and if I ever figure out how to do the loopy stars, I can add that later. Binding is blue stars on white. Why I am not worried about the backing is its fleece, orange fleece! (it was the only piece of fleece that looked ok - I have two different blues and I have other blue fabric that I could have done a batting and backing, but none of it looked good...blues are really hard to match!)

I will post a picture hopefully in a day or two... or maybe next weekend.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Feb-1

Three more great blocks and stories for your Kresge Kid quilt.  Keep it up.  I love the stories.

Cathy (cacnurse1)

From: Cathy (cacnurse1)

Feb-1

You do such lovely handwork.  Could you put a few stars in by hand?

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Feb-1

that is an idea! I will have to think about it..

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Feb-3

Cathy, a little while ago you suggested that I could make a braid block for my Kresge Kid quilt to commemorate my years of growing long hair (and then trying to manage it with a braid).

Ever willing to use a good suggestion I have created two blocks (one six inch and one seven inch) because I have no idea which size might be best when it comes time to assemble this crazy Kresge  idea together.

I had not realized how many rusty-red fabrics I had in my stash. stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes

Now I really have to focus on finding blocks to represent my son and his twins.

I keep procrastinating on those three people.

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