Monday, May 26, 2008

{ quilt progress }


Good Morning! (even though it is Monday)

Yesterday I pin basted the Crazy 8's baby quilt and started to stipple/meander (whatever) it on my machine. I think there's something wrong with my machine (it couldn't possibly be me). When I do free motion quilting on it, it will go along fine for awhile and then the thread on the back of the quilt gets extremely loose. So, I will pick out all the bad stitches, re-thread the bobbin and start over. Then it will go along fine for another little while and then gets all loose and messy again! Do you think one of these will solve my problems? Or possibly a machine quilting class? Or maybe getting my machine serviced?

I still have lots of stamp stuff left to sell. I've only had a few people come to shop, so I guess the next step will be to list everything online and ship it out to whoever is kind enough to want to buy it!

Have a nice week.

8 comments:

  1. Oh, my...it is looking great!

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  2. Hi there, I have a pfaff sewing machine too! I love mine and was wondering if you have machine quilted with it before? I don't know if you know this, but when you have your darning foot on, like I see you do, you have to lower your presser foot only half way down. Move it half way down and then to the back, it should pop in and stay in that spot and you should have no more problems! Hopefully anyway, if this is what is wrong! Let me know if it works!!

    Erica

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  3. Hi Erica,

    Thanks for your comment... yes on my machine there is a switch that makes it so the foot doesn't go all the way down, and that is how I do it. So, I'm not sure what is causing this problem. Any other ideas? :-)

    Cindy

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  4. I don't know then, I would get it service then, I love that quilt, I got one to at the sewing and craft show, wasn't the quiltopia booth the best one there?! I got those quilt kits in pink, green and blue!! What kind of fabric did you put on the back of yours? I just got the matching fabric that was there, but it isn't as soft, I tend to use the minkee, but it is so messy... I didn't want to deal with that this time...But I sure like how soft it is!!

    Erica

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  5. Hi Erica,

    Yes, I'm going to take it in for a service. My friend came over tonight (she has the same machine) and checked it out and advised me to get it serviced.

    Are you going to the quilt show this weekend at the tradex?

    I'm backing it with the pink plaid that they sold to go with the front fabrics. Minkee is nice. I love how soft it is! I got a nice kit from Hamels with pre-sewn squares for the front and minkee for the back so all you have to do is sandwich it, quilt it, bind it.

    Cindy

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  6. Hi there, I am going to try to go to the quilt show this weekend, I'll have to see how busy we are around here... I live on a dairy farm on Sumas prairie and have 4 kids, so life gets pretty busy around here! Enjoy the show!!

    Erica

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  7. Hi! I have a Pfaff as well, and I have issues with machine quilting with it....one thing that I found a problem with once was that I was not using the same thread in the top as I was in the bobbin (I was using YLI in the top, and regular gutterman in the bottom) and my machine didn't like it, because the threads are different thicknesses...maybe that's the issue? maybe I'm too late, you may have already taken it in for servicing?

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  8. Hi Darcy,
    Thanks for your comment! Yes, I've taken it in to be serviced and just got it back yesterday. The tension was the problem... so it's all fixed now and I'm working away on re-quilting that crazy 8's quilt.

    Cindy

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