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What Are You Working On Now?   General Discussion

Started 11/19/17 by MarciainMD; 606667 views.

wonderful!  I'm quilting some charity quilts today.  Just got my machine back from it's 1st service and installed my brand new electromagnetic channel locks.  I've not done a pattern requiring the channel locks, but it is nice when basting the top not to have to run around and put on the plastic clip, wondering if it's going to break again or not.

I have discovered I DO NOT care for Spoonflower fabric.  Someone donated a bunch of it and it was used for donation quilts.  I have having lots of problems with shredding - grrrrr.  Fortunately I'm not tying off ends, just sewing over the last 3/8" or so of stitching.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jan-27

The popcorn fabric I used in that Marion bowl was a Spoonflower purchase (thru Etsy) and it seems to be "gritty" (for lack of a better word).  I wondered if that was normal or a fluke.

Sure like your fancy quilting on charity quilts ... never got anything that nice back in the day when I did the collections for Linus.

  • Edited January 27, 2022 5:13 pm  by  judyinohio
latterberry

From: latterberry

Jan-28

More lovely blocks!  You are sewing up a storm. I sure enjoy reading your history.

I really like the friendship stars, goes well with the houses. 

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Jan-29

ok.. what am I doing wrong? 

I am using my ruler foot...feed dogs are not covered.

When i travel to the left, the thread breaks almost immediately - its shredding in the eye of the needle.  The other three directions, I get no breaks.

Should I try covering the feed dogs .... or maybe I should try a new needle?Do I speed up going left or slow down? 

I have a FM pattern of stars with loops that I want to use but that will involve going left a bunch.

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jan-29

If it was me I would change the needle first.

If the problem continues I would change the thread.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Jan-29

Can't change the thread....its the only grey spool I have.

Changing needle.

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

Jan-30

I found a package of Superior Titanium coated top stitch needles...I hope that works. Will see tomorrow... if the prior needle had a burr in the eye, one would think the Superior ones would be better.

MelRN

From: MelRN

Jan-30

Did you change the needle? That often is the issue for me

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

Jan-30

All of us are "guilty" of using our sewing machine needles and our rotary blades beyond their "Use By" dates. wink

In my cross-stitch and needlepoint days I even used my hand needles for too long. My skin is very acidic and I would wear the finish off my hand needles after months of stitching and they would drag through the linen.

Bought some gold-plated needles at a needlework store in Sarasota during one of our visits to my parents in the 1980s and I thought my mother was going to faint when she saw that small box of four embroidery needles with the huge price tag. Told her that they were an early Christmas gift from DH and she calmed down a little bit. DD has those needles now because she inherited my acidic skin and corrodes her needles, too.

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