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Thread: Celebrate with me

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    Super Member wesing's Avatar
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    After months of practice and hesitation, we finally loaded a quilt on our Grandquilter and attempted to start quilting. The last few practice pieces we did were flawless, but when we tried to do the quilt the top thread was breaking on the first or second stitch. AAARRRRGGGHHHH.

    We took the thread off and rethreaded, cleaned the bobbin area (again), diddled with tension, still breaking. Repeated the procedure, broke the needle. I probably bent it during one of the many rethreadings.

    I called the shop and asked what else to do. She suggested changing thread, cleaning the bobbin area, changing the needle, and oiling the machine. I did all of that, put the tension back where it started, and tried on a practice sandwich. It worked! We messed with it a little and got perfect stitches!

    We committed and started on the quilt. So far it looks great. I have about half of the quilt done. I had to stop because I was so tense. I'll start on it again tomorrow and see how far I get. Now I have to watch the rest of the video to see what to do to the end that won't roll up to the machine.

    Hopefully I'll have something to post soon. I've admired everyone's quilts for a while but I didn't want to post unfinished quilts, so I haven't posted any of our recent work.

    Wish me luck!

    Darren

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    Wow, how fun and post when you get it quilted?

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    Can you post a picture of your work in progress?

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    YEA!!!!!! So glad that you finally got is working. Looking forward to seeing your quilting!!!

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    Good luck and I can't wait to see the finished results!

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    Senior Member redrummy's Avatar
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    whooooo. good start, rough at first but good once you got going!! happy for you.!!!!!!!!!!

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    What an experience. I'm glad you got it working . I can't wait to see the quilt.

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    Woo Hoo! Everything takes practice. I recently got a new sewing machine and after threading the bobbin I could not for the life of me do it again. I read and reread the manual and I still do not know what I did different but I did it. Some times you just have to look at it right. Good luck with your machine.

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    I am doing the hApPy DaNcE for you! Now....pics please! ;-)

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    Super Member amandasgramma's Avatar
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    ROLMAO! The last post from nursie76! I just finished my 2nd quilt on my quilter and I did a happy dance in the back yard. Wouldn't you know it, my husband happened to look out the window! He came out and said "happy?".....the look was enough. Good thing we don't have neighbors to witness my antics! LOL

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