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katmom

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  1. My friend just purchased a used machine which is at my house. She was working on a quilt yesterday and everything seemed to go well until the bobbin ran out. She put in another pre-wound bobbin of the same color as she had been using, and then started having tension problems and thread breakages. This also happened to me when we were first doing a practice quilt -- put in a new bobbin when old one ran out and tension problems. Any suggestions what we could be doing wrong? Pre-wound bobbin was a Superior in pink. Could be 2 - 2 1/2 years old max as women had machine only 2 years. Thanks in advance.
  2. If one sews bias tape to their zippered leaders to attach quilt tops to, would the bias tape not get stretched and pulled off grain, possibly making the quilt top "skewed" or cattywampus when rolled up to be quilted? Hate to sound stupid, but I have just finished taking my first year of fashion design classes including draping and flat pattern making, and it has been told to me repeatedly to be careful when handling fabric on the bias as it stretches (and have had to redrape a piece -- even small -- as it was overworked) so would the bias tape stretch as well as it is made to stretch in order to bind around curves, etc. Does one really use bias tape, or is it a strong twill tape cut on the lengthwise straight of grain, which has the least pull/stretch? I am a newbie here so please forgive me if this is a dumb question!
  3. Can you tell me where I can find instructions or a specific video about loading a quilt top on a Freedom using zipper leaders and not pins? I looked at the training video today that came with the machine and it did not seem to address this. Do I need to go to the website for the company that makes zippered leaders, and would they address specific machines like APQS vs Gammill, etc? Thanks in advance!
  4. Can you tell me where I can find instructions or a specific video about loading a quilt top on a Freedom using zipper leaders and not pins? I looked at the training video today that came with the machine and it did not seem to address this. Do I need to go to the website for the company that makes zippered leaders, and would they address specific machines like APQS vs Gammill, etc? Thanks in advance!
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