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Thread: Quilting/Sewing Idiosyncrasies

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    Sooo I am sewing along on my Downy Quilts for Kids quilt...I know the bobbin thread is getting very low....I keep peeking and know it is going to be close...is there enough to finish sewing this border??? So I go pedal to the medal the last few inches :roll: :roll: :roll: like going faster is really going to make the bobbin thread stretch further??? :lol: :lol: :roll: :roll: :lol: :lol:
    I have also caught myself going slower, like that is going to make it go further, too.... :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Do any of you do the same??? of do you have other Idiosyncrasies????

    By the way...I did have enough to finish that seam :wink: :D :D :D Must have held my mouth just right!!! :wink: :wink:

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    I have found myself doing that.....going slower as the spool thread end winds down closer to the tension. Yeah right....like going slower is going to help me make it to the end before the tail gets to the tensioner!!! HAHAHA

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    That's a good one you two! Going slow will help? Here's my odd story: my machine rarely runs out of bobbin thread until the end of the seam. Almost every time. It's kind of freaky. Me thinks she might be possessed, but in a good way. Every time it happens I whistle the "Twilight Zone" theme song.

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    I don't have any idiosynchrosies!!! :roll: :roll: :roll: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

    ( none I will admit to anyway!!)

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    OMG, that's too funny, I do the same thing! As soon as the beeping sound comes on I cancel it and keep going and going faster until the 3rd beep. Then I get mad at the machine for making me stop and have to wind the bobbin up and re thread :lol: :lol: :x :P BTW: I also knew the bobbin would run out before I even start.... haha on me...

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    Seems like lots of us do the same thing - perhaps it's "normal"....just like naming and talking to what others would call "just a machine"!

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    These are really funny!

    When I first started using the embroidery module with my machine, when the thread would break or the bobbin ran out, I couldn't remember how to stop the embroidery process, so I would sit at my machine shouting stop, stop,STOP! :oops:

    My husband said "I know Nina's a great machine, but she isn't voice activated!"

    Luckily, I soon went to a class, where I learned the right way...ah....push the stop button. Imagine that! :lol:

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    My Brother bobbin comes on when the bobbin is only half empty. By the time it runs out of thread I've forgotten that the lights been on.

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    I'm embarrassed to admit that this morning, I chain stitched 20 blocks...and didn't pay attention to the bobbin thread... :oops:

    You got it...it ran out after the first block!!!!!!!!!! ARGGGHHHH!!!

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    Only 20???? :wink: I think this has happened to most of us... and isn't that when you have finally achieved that perfect 1/4...Y seam...curve???? :roll: :evil: :lol: :lol:

    I love all of these replies...I can remember most of these happening to me at one time or another....or another...... 8) 8) 8)

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