caddyhomes

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  1. As I stitch a large quilt using a pantograph, I notice that consistently the layers, even though I know I have them squared on the rollers, shift to the right when standing at the back of the machine. On each advance, I am starting at the right side of each pantograph row further into the right and ending on the left side before I've reached what was the original marked start. The quilt is pulling to the right each time I advance it even though I mounted it squarely. What am I doing incorrectly?
  2. As I stitch a large quilt using a pantograph, I notice that consistently the layers, even though I know I have them squared on the rollers, shift to the right when standing at the back of the machine. I consistently am starting the right side of each pantograph row further into the right and ending on the left side before I've reached what was the original marked start. The quilt is pulling to the right each time I advance it even though I mounted it squarely. What am I doing incorrectly?
  3. I regularly stitch over embroidery on quilts, BUT I use the filament threads. This thread does not impose on the embroidery or applique in any way, but gives a lofty continuity when doing an edge to edge. The filament thread is great to work with - an incredibly LOOSE tension is the secret.
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    Crosshatch

    Crosshatching can be done on a 45 degree or any angle. I have made two large right triangles of fabric to match the angle I choose, sew one to the top left and one to the bottom right corner of the quilt top, creating a new rectangle, mounting the quilt so that I can use the lock on my machine to stitch a perfectly horizontal line across the quilt top but is in fact at 45 or 60 degrees. Then I remount it to stitch the other line in the crosshatching. It is fast and accurate, but takes time to set up. Once the set up is done the lines almost stitch themselves on their own. It works for me - but is a time consuming work of love.
  5. I have a customer who wants to use polyester microfibre sheeting as the backing on a 100% cotton pieced quilt. What is your advice to me as I advise her?
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    CL baptist giant template.

    Yes. The quilt starts out perfectly in line. By the 50" mark on the quilt the right side of the quilt when facing the machine is out by 1/2 inch or more. The right side is not rolling up as tightly as the left side. I resort to tightning up the right side by pushing objects up into the the take up roller to get the lines straight again. Solution? Charlotte
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    CL baptist giant template.

    Hello Nora: Did you get a satisfactory answer and solution to your 2010 post of the quilt rolling up unevenly from side to side? What solution worked? Charlotte
  8. I am entering a Redwork quilt in a fibre art show, and the entry instructions ask for name, title, etc, and MEDIUM. What information does MEDIUM include?
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    Mono poly thread by Superior

    Dear Cagey: I lost you after "Pull off the disk on the bottom of one of your aurifill spools." I may need to see a picture of this MacGyver option. Charlotte
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    Mono poly thread by Superior

    Now I need to determine how the spool needs to be placed on the Freedom: vertical or horizontal. I don't have the horizontal attachment for my machine. I may be back for more advice. I also don't have the mono poly in the bobbin. I will need to do some testing before hand, and perhaps a shopping trip to Sparrow Studioz Edmonton.
  11. What experience and advice do you have for stitching using Mono.Poly thread? I am stitching a redwork embroidered quilt and must use a thread that does not compete with the embroidery stitching.
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    new fuses, no power

    If you are in Canada your machine will have three fuses. Charlotte
  13. Thank you for the responses. Tried it all, and more. This is a custom quilt project for a client, and I've got lots of back and forth and up and down going on so the needle flex made the most sense. I finally blamed the new needle I had put in, replaced it with another new one, and the problem is solved. The stitches are good in all directions. Bad needle was the problem. Ockham's Razor solves yet again! Charlotte
  14. Standing at the front of the machine, and when stitching toward me, tension is perfect. When moving the machine away from me, the top thread lies on the fabric - huge tension issue. What is causing the problem, and how do I fix it?
  15. I have checked both fuses, the one near the switch and the one under the cover near the right front of the Freedom. Both fuses are clear. I will run over to Canadian Tire and pick up fuses. The question is what size: apparently the ones that came with the machine are not the ones I'm supposed to get. Advice on new fuse sizes would be helpful. BUT both fuses are clear. If they are burnt, shouldn't they be black? Char