Today I got some more answers to the problems I was having with my Jewel. It turns out that I picked a rayon thread for the bobbin (I honestly thought it was Aurifil cotton with a different color plastic spool until I got it home & saw the name but nothing about it being rayon). Rayon is thinner than cotton & in a high speed machine can unwind too fast & slip out of the guide in the bobbin case. My LQS shop owner explained all this & showed me which threads would work better & which to aviod & had a polyester in nearly the exact same color I wanted. I bought it, took it home, wound some bobbins & finished Grace's quilt! I honestly thought I'd be doing battle with that for a while, continually cleaning & resetting the bobbin & case. I think I need an excel spread sheet for everything I'm learning about this machine! LOL
I'll post a photo once I get all the excess backing & batting trimmed off.
Thank you so much. Not as smooth as yours for sure. Wish I could get more practice.
I love yours. Gives that nice clean effect. Mine are made from hardiboard (a form of cement siding). They should last a long time. The picture really shows how bad we need to get my building painted. It's a project for late summer.
Love you quilt ideas on the fundraiser quilt. Hope it brings big bucks!
Another great job Judy
Eileen:I think I need an excel spread sheet for everything I'm learning about this machine! LOL
In fact I was thinking the other day, (thanks to Mars) just how far I have come with using this machine. Hang in there girl, stuff happens
Been there---done that---even made the T-shirt
Thank you so much, Granny M.
Another charity quilt I threw on last night. It was small. I love the colors of it. The thread I used was a bright yellow. I need to get a customer quilt done tonight. It is a really cute Maxine panels quilt in lots of brights. I'm using bright varigated thread.
Jeanine - It's beautiful!! Love the yellows with the black.
Here is the quilt I am working on. Got too tired to finish tonight.
Here is a quilt top I finished tonight. Don't know how to quilt it yet. I want to hang this in my family room. That should brighten the place up.
These are all really nice quilts. The black and yellow just pop! Love how you do the spiral square (guess that's what it would be called) on it. Is that freehand or with a ruler? You certainly do some straight lines. Lots of practice I guess. The Maxine quilt is adorable. Can't wait to see it finished. As usual, beautiful job on these.
jeanine, i love your wall hanging.
gini in north idaho
I agree with you ,Jeanine, the colors really are lovely! I like the Aztec design as well.
Maxine is so bright and happy as is your wall hanging. Have you thought of what pattern or design you will so on it yet?
I can think of way too many it such a nice HST top!
Customer quilt done. The variegated thread looks cool on the black.