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finally found the answer to thread breaking..wrong thread used!

finally found the answer to thread breaking..wrong thread used!

Old 07-17-2012, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by DawnA View Post
Oh yeah and before the quilt police start up, the first time I even touched a sewing machine was in April of this year. Not bad for self taught, but room for lotts of improvement!
Originally Posted by momto5 View Post
Looks good...especially for being such a "newbie"! And by the way, there are NO quilt police here...! Carry on, you're doing well and we'll expect great things out of you based on what we see already!
I agree, you did an excellent job. welcome to the board. The quilt police are not allowed in here. I find a lot of great information by reading these posts.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:06 PM
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Hand quilting thread has a coating that will strip off and gum up your tension disc. If you used a lot of it, then use floss and clean out your tension disc.
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:12 PM
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Congratulations on becoming a quilter. Remember every journey begins by taking that first step. (don't ya just love sappy quotes!)
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Old 07-17-2012, 06:38 PM
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You go girl!!!
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Old 07-17-2012, 08:46 PM
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Great job!!! Welcome to the lifetime addiction of quilting!!
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:07 AM
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welcome to the quilting club dawn and what a great effort for your first time making a quilt. i do want to make one suggestion, i am not sure what type batting you used but check to see what the recommendations are on how far apart you need to quilt it. some of the first quilts i made (for family) were big block quilts and on a couple of them i didn't do enough quilting in the blocks for the batting recommendation. i didn't realize this until i became more familiar with quilting. so i retrieved the quilts to add some additional "embellishments" to anchor the batting better.

the embellishments were as simple as bar tacking bows in the middle of the blocks or using buttons or decorative stitches to anchor the batting better. my family members were none the wiser.
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