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I began the FMQ on my log cabin quilt and once again, there's trouble! With the bobbin! And the top thread! It's the darn tension between the two! No matter what I do, I can't get the tension right and since I'm using blue thread on the bottom and white thread on the top, that means TROUBLE!
If any of you have ideas on how I can fix this problem, PLEASE let me know. I'm willing to try anything! I've changed the needle and rethreaded the machine to no avail, and I've tried 6 different tension settings without success. Can you tell how frustrated I feel!
Later today, I'll switch the thread and bobbin to my trusty work horse machine, Lily, and see if I can get some quilting done on her. She's a little smaller than my new machine so I'm not sure if I can push a king sized quilt through (down?) her throat, but I've done it before so keep your fingers crossed that I can do it again.
Last night I continued stitching on Among the Pines and nearly finished the stone fireplace in the block I'm working on right now. I also was able to wash out the "Sticky Solvi" product which is a different brand than Sulky's. I don't have the package with the directions so I wasn't sure if I needed to do anything special. I just left it to soak in tepid water, embroidery side down, for about half an hour. When I came back to it, all the sticky stuff was gone! A miracle! All I had to do was rinse it and blot it a little. I don't know if I'll use this product on a regular basis, but it sure is working fine for these tiny little drawings.
I had my OT session this morning and I think it'll probably be my last one. After 10 sessions, I'm not feeling any improvement in my thumb/wrist so the next step is to pay a visit to the orthopedic hand specialist. Ugh! I've been to him in the past for other hand related problems such as carpal tunnel and, I must say, that he's never pushed me to have surgery as I've heard was common among ortho docs. I
Well, wish me luck with my quilting today--I really need it! And please, send me your suggestions. I need them too!