|Blue top thread being yanked to the back of this QOV|
|Giant loops just kept getting BIGGER - |
notice the swirls on the right, quilted AFTER 'the fix'
|Blue needle thread blobs being pulled to the back|
Finally got the idea to 'swap' a part out of another older/similar quilting machine I have - the original Miss Betty I, an HQ16 which we still use, just doesn't have near the quilting capabilities of our latest machine. Needless to say, after a quick phone call to an HQ Tech to make sure this 'might' work, we got the go ahead to give it a try...Soooo glad we did!
I wrote in-depth on our sister blog about what we did to 'fix' these stitching problems and quilting machine here: http://donebybettyboop.blogspot.com/2015/03/she-gave-her-allno.html
To say it worked would be an understatement but, a picture is worth a few words, right?
|Finally - some very good stitches w/NO thread blobs!|
In the meantime, this has been an incredible learning lesson we won't soon forget. This quilt will be a gentle reminder of the past several months of quilting trials and tribulations - something our Service Members and Veterans know all too well, don't they...?
|Finished quilting this unforgettable quilt|
Questions? Please contact:
Deb Lindley/Founder/Group Leader
East Central IL QOV
“Covering our Service Members and Veterans touched by war with Quilts of Valor®…”