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Thread: More than half done quilting

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    Super Member pittsburgpam's Avatar
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    I've been working on quilting this for weeks, if you can believe that. My longarm started messing up so bad that I spent untold hours unpicking and trying again. I tried everything to get the tension adjusted and it would work for a few minutes and then something would go wrong. I was able to get the first border side, the first two corners, and the first edge triangle done.

    I couldn't find my needles so I had to order more, which added another 5 days or so. I also ordered a Towa bobbin tension guage. That solved most of the issues but there were still skipped stitches. I followed the manual to do the timing and found that the needle was a little bit too high. Of course, no matter how hard I tried I couldn't get the front plate off to adjust the needle arm! I tried turning the screw driver so hard my hands were about rubbed raw. It was starting to strip out so, I stopped. I resorted to loosening the needle, pulling it down a TINY bit, and tightening it up. I know, not the best thing to do but, it worked.

    I was able to complete all of the star and now I am doing the center squares. I'm not using any templates, just a circle template to draw the wreath center. I'll need to turn it to do the side borders.

    The pink and the blue is just the color of chalk I used to draw the design first.
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    Beautiful quilting Pam!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim's Gem
    Beautiful quilting Pam!!!!!

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    Very beautiful....sorry you had so much trouble...I have a small machine and had some issues last week and know how I felt - I can only imagine how you felt/feel!

    hang in there because it looks great!

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    Beautiful...well worth all your efforts.

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    wish you lived close enough to be my mentor. Your quilting is beautiful.

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    Wow! quilting is beautiful.

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    Your quilting is superb! You may need to change your blog name. "The Casual Quilter" doesn't fit anymore. :wink:

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    Beautiful love the design.. you done a great job

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    Very pretty quilting & colors! :)

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    Another beauty, Pam. I really enjoy your work!

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    Beautiful

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    Pam that is wonderful! your feathering is so soft and lovely :-D

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    I'm sorry you had so many obstacles. You have done a beautiful job on the quilt. Your quilting is amazing. It will be a real treasure when you get it finished. Won't be long now :-) Hugs

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    that feather flows beautifully--you have the gift --- grit your teeth and tame that monster [says me who hasn't any luck fixing machines i end up pleading with them!!!!]

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    Your quilting is beautiful!! Your persistance is paying off :thumbup: :-P

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    very pretty, it looks effortless.... sorry, I know it wasn't. It's beautiful.

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    Absolutely beautiful quilting! WOW

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    These look fantastic. Great Job :thumbup:

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    Beautiful quilting! Love the feathers!

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    Your quilting designs are beautiful! Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

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    WOW very nice stitching from here.... looks great.

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    So beautiful!! Your quilting is amazing! Please post a finished picture for all of us to see.

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    Oh my gosh look at that quilting, gorgeous, gorgeous gorgeous.. I have not done one of the traditional Lone Stars yet. It is a matter of picking out all those fabrics. But I like the pattern just because it has lots of places to quilt. I am in love with feathers. Your feathers are wonderful

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    Love the Feather It's just beautiful

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