Sunday, June 16, 2019

Slow Sunday Stitching -- Make That Unstitching!

Ugh.  I always say that ten minutes of stitching on my longarm machine is equal to one hour of unstitching if it has to be ripped out.  I still stand by that estimate.  This is a customer quilt.  I just wasn't happy with how the tension was looking when I came to a part of the longarm quilting where I had to slow down in the corners of the pieces between the swirls.  I started tearing out the really bad spots while it was on the frame.  Three hours of that was enough.  I unloaded the quilt and took it with me to the living room.  I decided to rip out EVERYHING...even the basting stitches.  Grrr...



Luckily I picked a week when Ohio temperatures were in the low 60's.  It was okay to have a quilt over my legs.  It's all done now.  Early this week I hope to get it back on the frame and finished.  I need to get these last two customer quilts finished so that I can move on the the projects that I want to play with this summer.


I'm linking up at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching.

5 comments:

  1. Unstitching is not fun but I'm always glad when I take the time to do it. Hope you can get the tension problem resolved and get the customer quilts finished so you can move onto your own quilts. Happy Stitching!

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  2. Never fun to undo quilting. May the quilting go smoothly the next round so you can get to play with your quilt soon.

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  3. Well that is NOT fun hand work! Hope you also get some time to relax with the peacock project. Enjoy your slow stitching and thanks for linking up!

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  4. The pleasant part of your task was to be under a quilt ;) Hope your thread tension will be good after that

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  5. How frustrating for you, even more as it was a customer's quilt. Hope the tension issue is sorted and you can get this finished and off your machine.

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