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Subject: Free-motion quilting mess
I’ve been trying to learn how to do free-motion quilting on my home sewing machine. This is where you actually “draw” with the needle and thread in all directions, in designs that hold the actual quilt all together.
Every now and then my machine starts making horrible noises and grinds to a screeching halt, and I find this horrible mess on the back of my quilt. Ugh! Time to take a break.
From the front, it looks like normal stitching, maybe a bit looser than normal, then suddenly my machine starts making strange noises, and comes to a screeching halt. I usually have to dissect and cut apart the thread from the needle on the top before I can flip it over and see this mess on the back. I honestly don’t know why it happens, but it does from time to time. My tension is good, and the bobbin thread’s been pulled to the top. All the possible culprits have been eliminated. If you have a clue, please tell me, because I haven’t. A clue that is…