I wish I could say I am as speedy as you all have been amazing, however, I have had some issues and completing this quilt has been a chore.
thread kept breaking and snapping and finally, I took it in for repair.
Out it came $100 worth of cleaning (literally they dug out about a large
sponge sized wad of thread and dust, a broken needle part and just
cleaned it good.
Of course I
was admonished for sewing over needles, then told them I do not use
needles in my quilts, however my bobbin cover was bent and the needle
broke when it hit. I thought I had removed it, but guess not.
lecture of pull through the needle after cutting, not up through the
machine, I knew that but I don't always follow, guess I will now.
Bring it in more frequently instead of once every 4 years or so...I will from now on out.
So I get
it home and start quilting and pop, snap, break goes the thread again,
over and over and I adjust the needle tension, check the bobbin and
decide to change the top thread. Voila!!
I changed from Sulky to Glide Trilobal Polyester top thread and my machine hummed along like a kitty purring after it drank a bowl of cream.
me wrong, I have purchased Sulky thread for years, but recently my
machine has come to not like it at all. So someone recommended Glide and I tried it and love it!
name, it glides through my sewing machine and is virtually lint free
which will help when I get it cleaned to keep the dust down.
even better for me, is they are manufactured by Fil-Tec/Bobbin Central
and are made in the United States and the large spool cost $7.20 and for
me, that is definitely a bargain when I was spending that for smaller
sell pre-wound bobbin thread, however, I haven't tried it yet, so I
can't say how it works, but according to many testimonials it is also
good to have around especially for your long arm machine.
have not been contacted by Bobbin Central, Glide or Fil-Tec to do an
endorsement. I am doing this endorsement because I simply believe in
this product and the fact it is American made makes it even better!**