Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Ok, so I admit the last few days I've been avoiding the quilting machine. I finished up two quilt tops that were half done and since the only ones remaining to work on I am more studiously ignoring than the quilt machine...off to the quilting room I went.
I stared at it for awhile, then I replaced the broken needle, double checked the bobbin, put a battery in the little laser dealie and started sewing...and immediately wound up a small truckload of thread. So I fixed that, re-threaded everything and started again.
You'd think that some things are just plain common sense..I generally am one complaining about the stupid people of the world.. but, we all have our moments. If whatshisname the comedian were here he'd have handed me a sign by now and someone would have come and taken this lovely machine away from me. I hate to admit this as I've been sewing for a couple of decades now, but here it is, the main reason for my failure at running this machine. Apparently, it is required before you start sewing, that you put the presser foot down.
I know, I know..whoda thunk it right?
I managed to sew til I ran out of bobbin thread without incident. So tomorrow I will continue practicing until I am comfortable with how to handle those handles smoothly and where I need to watch the needle and weird little round foot so that I also manage to sew fairly straight and then I will try another baby quilt..hopefully I won't be sacrificing it to the quilting gods, I pray they will be satisfied with just the one.