I finished quilting the Razamatazz QFO quilt last weekend – sounds easy right? I got to experiment with my new quilting frame until – disaster strikes – the sewing machine loses it!…The tension goes haywire… the stitches are fine on the top and a mess underneath. I struggle in vain to adjust the tension and keep stitching until…there is is nothing else for it. I stop. I turn off the sewing machine. Remove it from the frame and take it into the corner to teach it a lesson.
Well, the upside of that rather frustrating episode is that as I tried to sort out what was going wrong, I took notes and turned it into a sewing machine trouble-shooting guide that you can now find on the bertcollections website. Now you can schmooze your machine back to stitching contentedly, or decide to fix it, or worse…Hopefully this will make it quicker and easier for you to go through this problem solving to get your sewing machine working again when this happens to you.
Luckily my machine does not do this very often, but it is annoying when it happens. At least next time, I’ll be better prepared and just wizz through the trouble shooting guide rather than spending hours trying to sort it out. I guess that means that something good come from this episode 🙂
- QFO4 – Quilting Guide – Gone Crazy with Stars (bertcollections.wordpress.com)
- Danger: fingers and needles (bertcollections.wordpress.com)
- Singer 185K Sewing Machine – Santa came early (everylittlethingblog.wordpress.com)
- Is it weird to prefer your backup machine? (cyberdaze.wordpress.com)
- Things I Love About Sewing: You Don’t Have To Follow The Rules (whileshenaps.typepad.com)