Saturday, July 11, 2009


This is what happened on the BACK of my confetti quilt when I "quilted" one line. YIKES! I knew I was in trouble when I got near the end of the line and a ran OUT of backinig material. Clearly there is a tension problem because the front side is not gathered like this.

I am using a borrowed Featherwieght because my Pfaff is in the shop. I can see the knob where I should adjust the tension, but the knob won't move. Dang! Now I think I'm going to have to wait until I get my Pfaff back. Or do I dare get a pliers and try twisting the knob with that? Oh, oh, this is NOT my machine. Better be careful.

Guess I'll just start unsewing that one seam so that I'll be ready for better tension on my next try.



Sunny and breezy day after a night thunderstorm

Started on aandajean's Zig-Zag quilt with NO triangles

Leftover steak for dinner


Mary said...

The last time I had something like that wasn't because my tension needed adjusting -- it was that I needed to rethread the machine -- I kept adjusting the tension without correcting the problem and then realized that the thread had slipped out of my take up lever. Hope you solve your problem and get back to quilting -- it's a challenge to work on a different machine than usual I think.

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh no! That's a disaster!
Maybe you should wait until your Pfaff is back!

Roberta said...

I've never heard of the Featherweight being that great for quilting. I can't imagine trying to fit a quilt in it's tiny throat space and actually trying to quilt. It's great for piecing though! I would definitely wait for when your Pfaff is back. You'll be much happier!!!

Gayle Bong said...

Good thing you were paying attention! I hope by now the problem is resolved. Just wanted to tell you that I liked your scrappy sashing on your confetti quilt. I have a pile of blocks here and I didn't know how I wanted to finish them this time.
Now I know, thanks.