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Thread: Happy 4th wall hanging

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    Senior Member LastGrandma's Avatar
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    I was in the mood to do something festive and quick today, so I made the Happy 4th wall hanging that was in the F&P QUILTING Celebrations magazine.

    It came together really easy and the applique was not difficult. It is 13" x 30" and I thought I would just meander all over and not stitch around the applique.

    Well, my Pfaff started acting up right off the bat. It did not want to do the FMQ with the metallic gold thread, so I changed to a different gold thread. Still breaking and shredding, so changed the needle (3 times), cleaned the machine with the vacuum (even removed the feed dog plate and found a wad of junk under there!)...still breaking thread! So changed to a regular cotton thread, fused with the tension, and the foot pressure. But to no avail!

    So I just re-threaded every 40-60 stitches and got it done! Not happy with the FMQ, but it is on my door and I will tear out the quilting and do it over another season. Oh -- and I did use my Pfaff to piece later in the day without a problem!!!

    Hope your 4th of July is great and safe. Thanks for looking!

    My front door this Holiday
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    I love it!

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    Very Nice, Happy 4 th

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    I like that!

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    Very nice!

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    It looks great on your front door!!!


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    That is nice,makes your front door look really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LastGrandma
    I was in the mood to do something festive and quick today, so I made the Happy 4th wall hanging that was in the F&P QUILTING Celebrations magazine.

    It came together really easy and the applique was not difficult. It is 13" x 30" and I thought I would just meander all over and not stitch around the applique.

    Well, my Pfaff started acting up right off the bat. It did not want to do the FMQ with the metallic gold thread, so I changed to a different gold thread. Still breaking and shredding, so changed the needle (3 times), cleaned the machine with the vacuum (even removed the feed dog plate and found a wad of junk under there!)...still breaking thread! So changed to a regular cotton thread, fused with the tension, and the foot pressure. But to no avail!

    So I just re-threaded every 40-60 stitches and got it done! Not happy with the FMQ, but it is on my door and I will tear out the quilting and do it over another season. Oh -- and I did use my Pfaff to piece later in the day without a problem!!!

    Hope your 4th of July is great and safe. Thanks for looking!
    Awesome!!

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    Looks great on your door, very festive. I bought the same magazine, it had several quick and easy looking patterns but i have yet to do any of the them.

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    Absolutely love it, very festive!

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    Great Work!! Happy 4th!!

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    I think it looks wonderful. You did a great job on it.

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    I love the Happy 4th wall hanging. You did a great job.

    My Dad's birthday was July 4, 1887. Happy Birthday, Daddy!

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    Great wall hanging.

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    It's terrific!

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    Fabulous!

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    Thats great. Looks great on your door. You did an awesome job. :thumbup:

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    Great job!

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    Awesome

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    Looks wonderful!! If I were you, now that it's done, and it looks so good, I wouldn't even consider ripping out the free motion quilting and redoing it for another July 4th!!! I had a lap quilt that I did FMQ on, and I did a lot of ripping out and redoing as I went - it was a pain. But now that it's done - it looks great (like yours) and I almost forget about all the hassle I had doing it (sort of like childbirth :lol: ) C9P

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    LOVE IT!!!~ Happy Independence Day!!!!

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    It looks great on the door. Sorry you had frustration while getting it together. I would guess a small piece of thread stuck in your tension mechanism just from experience on my Pfaff. I'm glad it resolved itself so you could at least piece later.

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    Great job. Love the quilt :thumbup:

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    Awesome. What a good job.
    Happy 4th to you.
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    so cute thanks for sharing!

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