There seems to be a theme going on for my Tuesday posts. /sigh. I started quilting Scrapitude (2015). I just got back my Bailey and this is my first attempt playing with it. I loaded the quilt over the weekend and wound a couple of bobbins for the quilt. I used Superior’s Bottom Line since it worked so well with Tell It To The Stars. Just to recap for those new to the blog, I was having a lot of thread breakage and other problems when I first started quilting Tell It To The Stars. They seemed to disappear once I changed out the bobbin thread to Superior’s Bottom Line. So I used it again here. And since I got all this wonderful thread at Road and at QuiltCon I decided to use Superior’s Fantastico (#5122) for the top thread. Anyway, this happened.
I thought it was the machine, or the way I loaded the frame, or anything. Anyway, I was highly frustrated and I was ready to toss my machine away and go by a new long arm. (of course I can’t really cuz I don’t have the money yet.) But I wanted to. Somehow I thought about the thread and that the bottom line is 60w while Fantastico is 40w. So changed the thread. I kept the bottom line in the bobbin (just a different color) and used Aurifil’s 50w #2326. See below!
No skipped stitches! I believe I can mess with the tension and the 60w will work with the 40w but I didn’t want to figure out how to do it with a quilt on the frame. I’ll figure it out at some other time. 🙂
Now, I have to go through and remove all those blue stitches.