Friday, May 23, 2014

Finally, A Finish Of My Own

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.

First, my 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.

Then the 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.

Don't get 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!

Like the 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.  

What is 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 spools.

They also 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.

**I 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!**


IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

Nothing better than finding what works well in your machine. I'm so happy for you!!!

No more just isn't permitted!!!


Quiltingranny said...

You are so right Kelly, however, next time it starts I will call you to have a telephone heart to heart with it! Haha!