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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Basting and Marking
Yesterday, I worked on basting my blue Seven Sisters quilt and it was quite a process. I loaded it on the frame and had everything set and ready to baste but my long arm just didn't like doing it. I had the stitch set to the longest stitch and I thought I would just be able to whiz around the quilt using manual mode. It would have worked great but the machine just did not want to go fast and kept stalling. Every time it stalled I had to turn if off, raise the needle manually, turn it back on and then continue. I also broke a needle trying to make things speed up so instead of fighting it I just plodded along and finally got it done.
I want to quilt it with Baptist Fans so I pulled out my template and my Frixion pens and I have started the process of marking. I have it spread out on my dining room table and I will be marking it over the next few days as time allows. I do plan to have it all ready for me to start quilting it on the weekend - fingers crossed!