Saturday, July 18, 2009

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You...

I had the ladies over this afternoon for my second annual quilting get together. Well we do more socializing than anything else, but we at least talk about quilting :-). What a wonderful afternoon it was! It is so nice to spend a day with quilting friends, with no outside interruptions... (my son and DH are off playing Paint Ball :-).

But I do want to share with you why I am Thankful. I am Thankful, because Anne, one of my friends who does quite a bit of sewing, looked at my problem with the Superior Rainbow thread on the Bernina 830 and suggested I try one of two things. Either I switch to a single whole plate or I move my needle over two positions to the left. Since the machine was all set up. I moved the needle. And what do you know.... NO MORE SKIPPED STITCHES and NO MORE SPIT UP ON THE BACK WITH THREAD BREAKAGE!!! I am so excited!!! Teri, my friend who teaches machine quilting sat down at my 'Baby' as she puts it, and gave it a spin.... it worked like a charm. Of course, I had to prove it for myself, and it ran smoothly.

So what was the difference... why the needle position? Anne says that sometimes it is just the way the thread comes down and makes contact with the bobbin. She has experienced the same thing on broadcloth, and needed to make the change.

So... time to clean up the kitchen and get to stitching. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Anne...

BTW, now I have to let Bob at Superior Thread and Alex Anderson know that the problem is fixed. Both tried suggestion, after suggestion and none of their ideas worked :-)


SewCalGal said...

Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

But I must share that I've had better luck with Isacord, Sulky, Madera and a few other brands vs Superior.


aef said...

You are more than welcome, Renee. I'm just glad I could help. A very small payback for a wonderful afternoon, full of good conversation and delicious food. Stuffed avocado's are an incredible indulgence and much appreciated!

The 830 is one smooth machine. It sounds and feels solid. I can't wait to see what creations emerge from beneath your needle.


Elizabeth Rosenberg said...

Hi Renee!
Now that I know you give stuffed avocados to people who figure out your machine dilemmas, I want to know where the line forms!!!!!! Me too, please!!!!!
Love ya,
PS -- thanks for the comment on my blog. That was really sharp of you to notice the stems. You eagle eye, you!

Gayle Bong said...

Wow, simply moving the needle over? I have to try that with some of the threads I have trouble with. thanks for the tip. Lucky you to have such resourceful friends.