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

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

    I posted yesterday about my machine breaking my thread. Turns out I was using hand quilting thread in my machine. Big mistake. I am a self taught quilter and had no idea...I bought what was cheaper. Again mistake! So I am finally done with my quilt in all its wonkynest I think I would have liked the results much better if I had been using good thread. Oh well next time for sure!Name:  053.JPG
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    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!

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    good for you. It looks great and you have learned a few things along the way, I'm guessing. Keep up the good work!!!!

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    nice quilt i like it.

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    It's bright and cheerful. I think you should be proud of yourself.

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    Quote 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!
    Lessons learned the hard way are the least often forgotten. You did good. You learn with each and everyone. I still do. Good job.

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    Very pretty little quilt, someone is going to love it. I find that each quilt I make, I learn something new, usually the hard way Good for you to start out on your own. You are doing great.

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    Thanks for the tip - I would never have known that using the "wrong" thread would cause so many problems. I love your fabric choices and think you did a really nice job.
    A fabric stash is always missing that one fabric needed to finish the quilt on which you're working.

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    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!
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    Keep reading this blog and watching the videos and you will learn a lot.

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    Quote 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!
    Quote 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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    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.
    Got fabric?

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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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    You go girl!!!

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    Great job!!! Welcome to the lifetime addiction of quilting!!
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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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