Friday, May 18, 2012
Paris Table runner and problems
(I will wait while you do.)
See! Don't you feel better now?
Back to the blog! This is the table runner I made from the miscellaneous scraps of French fabric I had plus a black and white fabric that I had in my stash. It is kind of goofy and fun looking!
I couldn't decide whether to put in on the Long arm or machine quilt it on my regular sewing machine. I decided, hey, I spent all that money on Gladys, I am using her!
Here is the back pinned on. The pinning takes a long time!
Here is the batting which I "float" on top of the backing.
I was super glad that I found a piece cut off the batting from the City Green quilt that was the perfect size for this backing.
In the meantime I had oiled the machine, wound a bobbin and threaded it in black.
All set to .... stop. Rats and a half. The thread keeps breaking and breaking and freaking breaking! I said a lot of bad words but finally I had to just walk away.
I imagine (hope) it is a tension problem that I can fix when I am calmer and not shouting curse words!
Will I get it done for Sunday, I don't know!
Sew happy. (This time I am writing this with gritted teeth.)