Monday, January 10, 2011

Argh! Quilting Frustrations!!

I am So frustrated. You know? Somedays are good & somedays are bad. Today? It's bad. It's been a bad THREE days. I can not figure it out. I loaded my pineapple quilt & I have had problem after problem, after problem.........I'm tired of it.

My top thread keeps breaking.
My tension is good.
It's not tight, it's not loose.
I have changed my bobbin genie.
I have rethreaded the machine.
I have even changed to a NEW cone of thread.
I replaced the needle.
I raised the hopping foot.

Same. Issue. Over & over.

I can quilt about 10 inches, then the thread breaks again! ARGH!!!! I feel like kicking something. I'd probably break my foot if I kick anything in my longarm room.

I am ONE row past half way done & I just want it DONE.

Now I am angry. i don't even want to go down there becasue I KNOW the thread is gonna break.

I am NOT even going to LOOK at that room down there. Not right now.

It was a perfect day to get it done too. I had the time & everything.

I am just gonna go sew on my Ocean Waves Quilt. Period.

I don't know if (or how) it will get better but I'm not fighting it right now.

I'll let you know how it turns out.

See Ya!



~Joan said...

Ah, my dear. I share your pain!

Hoping things pick up for you.

Mia's Cottage said...

Had the same problem... Mark took it apart and found that there was a thread underneath wound around parts below that I could not see unless it was taken apart.. It was a pain to do, but works like a charm now...

momtofatdogs said...

Well, i guess a "good cleaning" is in order. But honestly? It's the SAME thread & same stitch length I used earlier this week. And I had ZERO problems then. I just do not want to unlaod that quilt. It's a monster. 95X105. If the weather keeps me home again, I'll work on it. Just frustrated knwoing that I could have been finished. Should have been finished. Oh well. If it doesn't make me bonkers, it will make me smarter. Right? Well, one CAN hope.