katie did, and in particular this post. I have never wanted to quilt. I like knitting since I can sit and talk while knitting, or knit in the car, or while watching television. I like sewing because you can make things fast! Quilting, which is time consuming and takes quiet concentration, never appealed to me.
And then last weekend Joann had quilters solids 40% off AND I had a friends and family coupon for 25% off my entire purchase! See, I had to get some and try this out! That also meant I needed a walking foot. For this I needed to go to Meissner, and since if you don't have anything nice to say you shouldn't say anything at all, I am going to say nothing about Meissner. I did procure the walking foot, and that's what matters.
So on Monday after a surprise! busy! morning, I set about to try this quilting thing out. After I sewed with a bit of the second color of thread, I had to stop and tell Leng just how beautiful it was. It's so simple but so beautiful! After I sewed about a third of the way with the second color I looked more closely and realized that the tension was way off. It was fine for the first color, and started fine with the second. but after a few inches looked wonky the rest of the way. It looked like the upper tension was loose but that was not the case. I thought maybe the lower tension was off but that was also not the case. I cleaned all in the bobbin area, and then ran to see if Trina was online. She was! She said to just re-thread everything. I did, and sewed a sample, and it looks great again! I guess it just got a little dusty in there. It was too late to keep sewing, so hopefully I can work more tonight when Leng gets home!