Monday, May 29, 2023

Round one -

Well - I made it through my first "round" - 
Of redoing the quilting on my Imperial Bargello
And took it off the frame -

While it's off and I'm "unsewing" the rest of the wonky bobbin rows -
I can experiment with other thread combos - 
I had a brand new cone of Grace - Finesse - thread in the top -
50 wt - 3 ply - polyester -
And it kept breaking just like my "old" Maxilock - 
50 wt - 3 ply - polyester -
It "should" work -
It's the recommended brand/type and "brand new" -
So maybe it's the bobbin thread - 
Right now it's a bobbin filled with "brand new" black Maxilock -

Maybe it needs to be a lighter weight - 
I have a couple of Decobob bobbins - 80 wt - that came with the sample pack - 
I can play with the cream/beige one - and if it "plays nicely" -
I can use the black one to finish off the rest of the redo - 
It's the only black lightweight that I have -
So I hope it works - ;))
Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew - 

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Quilting again -

I found some thread that Gracie likes -
50 wt - 3 ply - polyester -  
BOB told me to check the manual - 
And I should have listened to her sooner - LOL - 
It's the same type as the Maxilock Serger thread that I've been using - 
So my thread breaks could be due to the thread being OLD -  
Anyway -
I got some NEW thread - 
And chose a LIGHT TAN for the top thread - 
And BLACK for the bobbin - 
Then re-loaded my Imperial Bargello
And re-quilted some of the lines that I had previously "un-sewn" - 

The top tension is tight enough that the back side doesn't show light pokies -
I'm talking about the row in the middle of the photo - 
The row on the right is one of the ones that I'm trying to replace - 
I don't like seeing the yellow pokies on the back - 
But I can't take out all of those rows just yet -
I need some of them to hold the batting in place - 
While I redo the first round - 

On the top - 
The row on the left - in the red/gold section - has black pokies from the back -
But you can hardly see them - 
It's the one with the threads looped so you know which one I'm talking about - 

The next row to the right - in the white/gold section - shows the black pokies - 
But I'm hoping that those will come out in the wash -

Black pokies on the top should blend in more than light pokies on the back - 
I could always use the same color of thread on the top and the bottom - 
To hide all of the pokies - 
But sometimes that just doesn't work for me -
And I can deal with pokies - 
Far better than I can deal with thread breaks - ;))
Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew - 


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