Hello Happy Quilters! For the last couple of weeks I've been trying to quilt my Gingerbread Man quilt. The progress is slow but little by little she's getting done.
I love it when the light shines through the studio in the evenings, it really helps to show off he quilting.
As usual I started out thinking a simple quilting plan would be best. I had no real plan other than a few feathers and free motion with no marking the quilt. And as usual me, myself and I took over the plan. This trio can come up with good ideas but the ideas usually are more work than I want to do.
Luckily they came up with a plan that wasn't too hard or intense. Lots of free motion feathers with very little marking.
All was going well, just feather this girl to death!
And then this started happening and it was leaving black marks on my quilt. It happened several times and each time I had pick out stitches. For some reason I kept thinking it was a thread or needle issue.
After about 4 or 5 times of this I pulled my quilter off to the side and started taking it apart. I soon realized I was the cause. I wasn't cleaning the bobbin area as often as I should. And I also didn't oil my quilter after my last quilt. Oh the shame. What a mess.
A good cleaning and oiling and I was back in business and things were running smoothly once again. Lesson learned.....well at least for a little while. For some reason I repeat this mistake every few months. Trying to push the limits of my machine when I clearly know what she can handle. Do any of you do this? Am I the only one?