Saturday, March 26, 2016

Unintentional Slow Quilting

I'm finally slow quilting. Not because I want to but the machine is messing up.


This should have been a three-hour job but with all the skipped stitches and repeated rip outs it's taking an unlimited amount of time. The machine is desperately in need of a tuneup. Fortunately I have a Featherweight for piecing if not quilting.

The March AHIQ link up continues a few more days. We'd love you to add some improvisational and/or utility quilts you're working on. Be sure to click the thumbnails to read more about each quilter's work. There are so many aspects to study and enjoy.

Enjoy the day,

14 comments:

  1. I'm slow quilting too, but it's not the machine it's the quilter.
    Smiles from
    Kate

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    1. Then you must be enjoying your slow quilting, Kate. Mine came with some heavy sighs. ;-)

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  2. OMG, I'm having exactly the same problem right now, Ann! I hate unpicking quilting, especially when the stitches are tight. But, I'm going to see if I can clean it out myself before I take it in!

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    1. Mine is usually so dependable. I'm always sad when anything goes wrong. I keep it cleaned and oiled regularly but always hate when it's time for a tuneup. Can't stand to "not have it."

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  3. Ugh, how frustrating. I hope it gets easier soon.

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    1. It will be cleaned and repaired soon. I can still piece, just not quilt.

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  4. Wish I could send my hubby over. He's a great machine mechanic....and works cheap! The problem is that there could be so many things that can cause skipped stitches. Maybe just take it in and work on the Featherweight. It means delaying your quilt but that's better than the frustration and stress. Work on some piecing and quilt when it gets back. Of course, this is from someone who's been without a machine only once, so I maybe I shouldn't be giving advice. lol Hope it's resolved very soon!

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    1. That would be a nice treat, Mary. You're right; it's time to take it in. And I have the featherweight. It's just hard to have it out of the house.

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  5. Oh no, I'm sorry that you're having machine issues right now. Hopefully your main one gets fixed soon. (Mine is probably due for a professional cleaning. I can only get so much of it clean.)

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    1. Insure it just needed a deep clean and tune up. Don't you miss your machine while its in the shop?

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  6. I feel your pain. I have suffered from tension problems for over a year and had it in for fixing twice in one month so broke down and bought a new one after the fix it guy told me I shouldn't sew so much. No more tension headaches from tension problems now!

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    1. Yikes. Mine has not reached the replace stage. I plan on it outlasting me. :-)

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  7. One of the things I hate about machine quilting, ugh! Hopefully it's just something like the timing being out and it can be fixed up quickly :) (ps I removed the first comment because a few typos made it sound like gobbledegook!)

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    1. I think that and some well hidden lint are the problems.

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