I come from a long line of sign writers and am happiest with a brush and some paint! Add
paint to fabric and I get really excited!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Longarm Latitude

I had some false starts on my first single bed quilt but I am finally humming along nicely! There have been a few odd issues with my new longarm and it took far too long to figure out the latest problem. As an indication of how these machines are attune to every nuance, I discovered through trial and error and many hours of going back and forth and under the table, that there were 3 very, very small nicks in the aluminum carriage rail. So, every time the wheel rolled over them, my line of stitching went haywire. After getting my hubby to consult with me over this, I used some very fine grade black sandpaper to rub the nicks down. And now my machine glides just as I dreamed it was supposed to! Wonderful! And a relief.



The first idea I started stitching just wasn’t working for me and I am so glad I took the time to pull out what I had done and start again. I am quite happy with the direction I am going with this piece. I am about half way through the quilting. Now, as long as I don’t run out of thread....Today I am joining up with    The Needle and Thread Network.

18 comments:

  1. Wow, it's beautiful. Is that your own design?

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  2. Glad you solved the problem with your machine:) lovely design.

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  3. Thanks! It was a relief to figure it out. I was starting to think I had spent a lot of money for a lot of frustration.

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  4. Thanks so much!

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  5. Thanks! As I have started using the longarm, I have discovered I have no capacity for pantos or following someone else’s design. It really just seems to happen - I see the space that needs to be filled and off I go! SOOOO much fun!

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  6. Thanks, Elle!

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  7. Felicity @ Felicity QuiltsSeptember 20, 2012 at 1:15 AM

    Beautiful quilting!

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  8. Beautiful quilting! Glad you solved your issues with your machine! Happy quilting!

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  9. I'm glad it got sorted out. Your quilting is certainly looking great!

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  10. Thank you!

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  11. Thanks so much!

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  12. Thank you!

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  13. Thanks! And it was a relief!

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  14. Thanks! It is fun though the machines can be intimidating once you realize you ARE the technician, too....

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