Saturday, May 6, 2023

Redo -

My Imperial Bargello was one of the quilts - 
That I quilted when I was having tension issues - 
And I thought that I had solved part of the problem - 
By using YELLOW thread on both the top and in the bobbin - 
But I really don't like the YELLOW thread on the back - 

And - since I have solved the tension issues - 
I have decided to REDO the quilting on this one - 
One step at a time - 
I rigged up a "zipper" attachment since it had already been quilted and trimmed - 
And did a "test session" after un-sewing a few rows - 

I used YELLOW thread on the top - 

And BLACK in the bobbin - 
And liked the results - 

It's not perfect - 
And I can still see little YELLOW "pokies"on the back -
But it is a WHOLE lot better than all of that YELLOW thread - 

The plan is to un-sew every other row - 

Then load the quilt and re-quilt those rows - 

Unzip it and un-sew the remaining "other" rows - 

Then re-quilt those - 

"Every other row" should be enough to keep the batting in place - 

Until I get it all re-quilted - 

BOB thinks I'm nuts - 

But I don't care -
This quilt is too pretty to "let it go" - 

And "un-sewing" is relaxing to me - 

In this case - the crappy tension actually helps me - 

Since the bobbin thread is just "sitting there" - 

And is easy to pull up and rip out - 

The only thing that is taking me some time - 

Is the fact that there are so many lines to un-stitch - 

And that they are so dang long --
According to the "stitch count" on my machine - 
My Imperial Bargello has 81098 stitches - 
Now I wish I hadn't looked that up - LOL - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew - 


Linda Swanekamp said...

Wow, I can understand why you are doing it, I am glad it is not me. Of all the sewing tasks, ripping out is my least desirable. I am sure it will be worth it.

Gene Black said...

I think this is a good thing to do. The quilt will stay quilted now.
I think those little pokies will probably disappear once it is washed. (I always wash functional quilts before anyone else gets them - preferably soon after I finish the quilt. )


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