Monday, October 22, 2012

it might help to look at the pattern

If it's been months since you read the pattern you want to adapt, it might help to actually glance at the thing before you start cutting fabric. Or you can just do what I did and take those pieces and decide to make something else entirely....

I've found that being flexible makes quilting a lot more fun.   

Now I've got a brand new baby quilt that I never intended to make. And all of the blue pieces cut for the baby quilt that I did plan to make. 


All of that cutting got a little tedious, so I started quilting Doctor Frankenstein's Monster. Just about the time I hit the point of no return (which was pretty quickly, since I'm quilting this so densely) I figured out why my machine gave me such trouble with the last baby quilt I meandered.

The fusible batting is gumming up my needle. Every time I start to skip stitches, there's a wad of gunk on the needle. So I'm wiping it off every few seconds, hoping I can make it through the quilt before it makes me too crazy.
I'm throwing away the rest of that batting.



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5 comments:

Gene Black said...

i am wondering what brand that batting is (so I can avoid it) But if you have some "Sewer's Aid" you could put that on the needle. It will help overcome the gooey needle.

Connie said...

I find being flexible when quilting is necessary for me as I change my mind a lot. I agree with Gene to try using some Sewer's Aid, that is great on old thread too. Thanks for sharing.
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Teresa in Music City said...

Ugh!!! Don't you hate it when that happens!?! It happens with my fusible applique sometimes too. Love it though when quilting becomes flexible and FUN!!!

Diane said...

Hate it when stuff gums up the needle. I have been sewing stuff that was fabric glued together and am finding up gums too.

Diane said...

Hate it when stuff gums up the needle. I have been sewing stuff that was fabric glued together and am finding up gums too.

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