|My thread tails still need to be sewn in.|
I don't want to work on my quilts unless I am feeling happy - I think when I am frustrated that it somehow shows in the quilt when it is finished, so I left it and tried to quilt on Sunday. Same thing - I just couldn't make it happen. I had such a hard time - my thread kept binding in the bobbin and then snapping. I had a spare bobbin case but it was not up to snuff either. The local quilt shop was not open on Sunday so I had to wait until Monday to buy a new bobbin case. I actually took the old cases to the tech shop to show them what was happening. The best solution was to just buy a new case and try it and thankfully it worked. I will make another trip over to the shop soon to buy another bobbin case to keep as a backup. It was less than $20 for the replacement and it would have saved so much time and energy if I had a decent spare on hand.
I had been toying with the idea of upgrading my quilting system to something a little more professional so that I can develop my quilting skills and expand my repertoire of free-motion quilting designs and this last trial just may have pushed me over the edge. Now, I just have to convince my husband that the cost of an upgraded system is not 'that much' if you figure I will be quilting for 20-30 more years - at least I hope to be!!