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Last edited by May in Jersey; 03-06-2012 at 08:05 AM.
You ladies are awesome.
I took apart the machine yesterday, thoroughly cleaned out the lint in the bobbin case, changed the bobbin, rethreaded, reinstalled the darning foot and restarted.
This time, I held both threads for the first stitches and... ta-da! I had a few beginner issues and I'm sure my patterns are messy and uneven - but I successfully free-motioned a small quilt. Very proud - and thanks to everyone for the great advice!
The quilt is in the washer right now (hopefully it survives). I didn't know you could make your own bias tape so I used what I had bought at Joann's (double folded quilt bias tape) - but I'm less than impressed with the results. The next one will be made from yardage and sewn by hand.
I think I'm hooked!
Thanks again, everyone - now I'm gonna read through these boards and soak up the knowledge I should have had before I started...
I think your quilt is amazing! That it is your first try is even more so. You are on your way to being a wonderful quilter!!!
Cross Hatch it. Don't struggle with trying to free motion until you feel comfortable with the technique.
You did a wonderful job!! May the Force be with you in the weeks ahead-lol! Most problems (quilting and otherwise) can be addressed by wise folks on this board. Welcome from NE Wisconsin.
I agree with all of the above. You have done a great job for your first quilt, continue to work at it. I know that you will do great.
Your quilt is beautiful and the quilting looks great. It looks so good hanging on the baby's bed. Congrats on the baby and be sure to post a pic of the little one when you get a chance. I know how busy you will be soon.
I had to come back and see your quilt all finished. What a fabulous job you did on it. I am always amazed by how the actual quilting can make an wonderful quilt look even better. So glad you were able to get this problem worked out. And the nursery looks so cute!!! Don't forget to let us know when the baby is born ..... and maybe a photo or two also.