Friday, January 21, 2022

THWARTED!

I thought I would try  and use my right arm and not my hand to hand onto the handlebars on the quilting machine but all of a sudden the machine made a noise that wasn't normal so I stopped to check it out!  What a strange event--the broken thread got 'sucked' into the gears and wound around a billion times until it came to a halt!  I had to have help from Bill to take the cover off the side of the machine and then I used an Exacto knife to cut the layers and layers of thread!!!!  
But I did it left-handed the whole time!

I can't believe how much thread I cut out of there.
  I was glad to see how clean the area was as long as I had a view of the insides--I oiled and then closed it up!
The machine worked just fine afterwards, I am glad to say!
Though I will have to remember next time I use this panto,
 to load the quilt upside down
 so I can 'write' the words right side up! lol
 

7 comments:

  1. Wow, that is quite the nest of thread! Fun quilting design.

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  2. Whoa....I've seen bobbin messes before but nothing like that. When I sewed the binding on the baby quilt I didn't notice that the machine wasn't properly threaded and I got a long bird's nest down two long sides of it before I realized what was going on. That was a lot of picking out of stitches but I learned my lesson. Check before you sew.

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  3. I hate it when the machine does scary things like that! I'm always worried I broke it!

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  4. My goodness! That's almost an entire spool of thread! What a mess. I bet the machine was happy to have that cleaned out.
    I'm so impressed that you can quilt one-handed. You are amazing!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  5. Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, seems to stop you!

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  6. Nice work on the quilting machine! That's a really nice quilt, too. You go girl!

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  7. Eek! Glad you were able to figure out the issue. Hope you injury is healing, and you get a good report when you go back to the Dr.

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