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Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Leftovers is Quilted!
Leftovers is quilted!
Yesterday, in preparation for quilting Leftovers, I cleaned and oiled my Janome 1600 so I would have a fresh start with this quilt. This is the third quilt to be quilted on my frame and I wanted it to go a lot smoother than when I quilted Pavlova (RRCB). I had so much trouble quilting that quilt and I felt a lot of frustration! I thought I was finished cleaning the machine and I was just about to close everything up when I caught a glimpse of something deep inside. At first I thought it wasn't really anything other than some part of the machine but I got my trusty tweezers out and low and behold it was a piece of thread. When I gave it a little tug it loosened up a bit and I was able to see that it was a couple inches long but it was caught in the hook race somehow. I tried to take the feed dogs off to access it but I couldn't undo the screws so I had to wait for my husband to get home so he could help. Between the two of us after 15 mins or so we were able to get the thread out.
This thread caused me a lot of trouble!
This piece of thread is 10" long - it was even longer but pieces broke off as we were tugging at it. No wonder I had so many problems quilting Pavlova!! Quilting Leftovers definitely went a lot smoother ...whew! I don't have the binding made so that is on for tomorrow as well as getting it sewn to the front by machine. I don't need this quilt finished until Saturday so I will have plenty of time to hand stitch the binding and the label to the back.