April 22nd, 2012 - The Stash

Not much going on here as my machine is in for service again. I just had it cleaned and I accidently sewed over a pin. The needle broke and I replaced it and now my machine doesn’t work. It sews 4 or 5 stitches and then the top thread gets pulled down and it’s a mess. Another needle, rethread the bobbin and even different thread and the same thing happens again and again.The repair guy said he fixed it. Lucky for me I tried it out at the shop and it wasn’t fixed. So off it goes to Bernina in Toronto  to be repaired.

This is the same problem I have when I quilt with the walking foot on. I’d stop and with the needle down, I’d lift the presser foot and turn the quilt. When I started to sew again, the top thread would get pulled down into a tangled mess on the underside. The lady at the shop where I bought it at tried telling me that it was because the machine has a wide stitch width, 9 mm as opposed to 5 mm on most machines and the thread moves around and could get caught in all that space. I bought the single stitch plate and this didn’t help. I even emailed Bernina Canada and I didn’t even rate the curtesy of a reply.

My sister and a friend have the same model machine and neither of them has this problem. Makes me wonder why I spent so much cash on a machine that doesn’t work correctly all the time. I should have kept my old machine and invested the money in a long arm machine. Just think of all the tops that I could have quilted.  Anyway that’s my story. Now on to the stash.

Fabric used this week: 2.22 yds

Fabric used YTD: 67.55 yds

Fabric added this week: 6.4 yds

Fabric added YTD: 59.79 yds

Net fabric busted: 7.79 yds

My machine will be gone for a couple of weeks and I have my mom’s to use for now.  Not my favourite machine but it will have to do. I don’t think I’ll be quilting anything on it but at least I can piece a few tops. I need to make some door prizes for a baby shower that I’m hosting with a couple of women . Oh did I tell you, I’m going to be a grandma! Late August and we already know it’s a boy. I can’t wait to see him!!

2 Responses to “The Stash”

  1. Allie Says:

    OH NO…well I hope they fix it up right, hon! Congrats on becoming a grandma, I see lots of little boy quilts in your future!!!!

  2. Dee Dee Says:

    Congrats on your grandson. I adore little boys. Sorry to hear about your quilting woes. Enjoy the baby shower.

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