#54 – Quilting Frustration

#54 - Quilting Frustration
Today after lots of practice on my “mini quilt” I started to quilt my actual quilt. Everything was going along pretty well, it wasn’t perfect but I was starting to get the hang of it. Then I accidental sewed over one of my pins so I stopped, ripped out those stitches & restarted. Suddenly I couldn’t get my machine to sew right. The stitches were much tinier than before & my tension had changed dramatically. Again, I ripped out stitches. I changed my needle & tried again. Same problem. I rethreaded the machine. Still a problem & more stitches to rip out. I rethreaded everything & did some stitching on my practice piece, they looked just fine. Back to the quilt & the same problem. Once again I ripped out stitches. Tried my practice piece again & it sewed just fine. At this point I’m on the verge of tears. Time to set everything aside until tomorrow.

If anyone has any ideas I’m open to them. I can’t figure out why I can sew on my practice piece just fine but not my actual quilt. I’m a little worried I somehow messed up my free motion food when I hit the pin.

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5 Comments to #54 – Quilting Frustration
    • Sarah
    • Stopping by from the QAL and I'm right there with you! This is my first time doing free motion and I can not get my tension right even on my practice piece!

      Love your idea of 365 days of photos/crafting!

    • randi
    • i am going to search the internet to find some more how-to's on machine quilting. i will post this morning. hopefully that will give everyone more direction and help with troubleshooting.


    • Sea
    • Have you got a purpose made quilting foot? http://www.sewaquilt.com/
      might be able to answer you question. Is the sample thinner by any chance?
      It does sound like a feed problem. I have had that in the past when sandwiching together fabrics of different types.

    • kat
    • Sea – Yes, I have a free motion quilting foot, one actually came with my machine. The same was made with exactly the same materials as the real quilt. I did another sample this morning & it worked perfectly so fingers crossed as I move to the actual quilt again

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