I was looking at my new machine and quilting frame, wondering where to begin, when hubby says "I'm surprised you haven't turned that on yet".
Yes, even though we've been crazy busy, I, too was surprised that I hadn't made time to play with my new toy.
I pulled out some fabric and made a quick table runner - while hub read the instruction manual.
Before long, the runner was rolled onto the frame and ready to go.
After taking a few more minutes playing, trying to work out how to thread the machine - it was time.
I decided to start with swirls...
It was all coming along so beautifully.
The cruise control is wonderful and I enjoyed speeding up and slowing down while the machine keep the stitches looking good.
I thought I was going really REALLY well for a first go... until I looked underneath.
Those DREADED quilting eyelashes!!
I've rethreaded the machine and bobbin and turned knobs back and forth, but I still have lots of loose stitches at the back.
I'd love your suggestions on where I may have gone wrong.
Most importantly, I'd love your suggestions on what I can try, to fix my eyelash situation.
Hopefully I have more time to play with quilting later. I'm heading out to collect an order from my fabric wholesaler. Lots of lovely new goodies from Moda to tempt us fabric-aholics... and as its so close to the beautiful Ikea in Tempe, I may just need to call in there too...