elkayr

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  1. The stitch length/speed on the front of the machine was working when I started a quilt today. Before I finished, it wasn’t. It works on the backside of the machine. Any ideas on why that would be?
  2. Do you stitch practice samplers? If so, what size do you like best?
  3. Wow! I love the idea of recycling them. I've tried several different home sharpeners, & unfortunately they don't work for very long. Even the TrueSharp Blade Sharpener at $35 didn't last. I will definitely try LP Sharpe out. Thanks for the tip!
  4. I finally was able to get to the post office & found my package there. The fabrics are wonderful. Thanks Oma!
  5. Hi Oma, just wondering if those of us in group 4 should hold off to see if our group fills up. Thanks, Linda
  6. Definitely the swirls boards & baptist fan. if you got the fan/clam you would have the baptist fan and clamshells.
  7. would you use batting on a quilt with a fleece backing?
  8. just wanted to follow-up. i did finally get my tension adjusted after banging my head on the wall repeatedly. i'm nearly done with a baby quilt & all of a sudden something changed. i got under the table with my big ol' flashlight & noticed a lot of lint around the bobbin case & a little piece of lint up in the hole above the bobbin case. i used qtips to clean around the bobbin case & used a pin to coax the lint out of the little hole. i'm thinking this was the problem, because i don't think there could have been that much lint from a partial baby quilt. i had really cleaned (i thought) the machine & oiled it & i always use can air when i change bobbins. i also check my bobbin tension everytime i change bobbins with my towa gauge. i just wanted to share in case this might help someone else.
  9. thanks for all the input. i use the turbo bobbin winder. i usually do ok on tension, but for some reason having trouble with it right now. i must have done something different. anyhow, i will work on it tomorrow & let you know if i figure it out. thanks again!
  10. i have spare pigtails so will change out to see. i do have a towa & use it religiously & set around 180 (not sure how that equates to 20-22). thanks, i'll try loosening the tension.
  11. I have rethreaded, changed the bobbin, checked for lint under the bobbin finger & stepped away. Stepping away will probably help the most Thanks for the ideas.