UGH!! It was one of those days…one of those days when I was so happy with everything that I was accomplishing. I was on a roll. I did the gardening. I made a batch of bread. I had clothes on the line. I was really on a roll.
I decided to put the baby quilt on quilting machine….The machine was working perfectly. In no time, I had the quilt finished. So why not keep quilting while the machine was working so well?? I put another small lap quilt on the machine.
I don’t have a lot of bobbins for the quilting machine so I was trying to figure out how to maximize the ones I had. Two bobbins were filled with the gray thread that I used on the Bargello in Plaid. I took them and decided to just put the bobbin on the spindle and use it as top thread….great idea, right…NOT!!
Two bobbins later, I discovered this….
The back was horrible. Look at all the tension issues. UGH! So began the long descent into the complete boredom of ripping out mistakes. Two NetFlix Law and Order episodes later, I had it all ripped out. Now I am hoping to get back to business and get this thing quilted.
You can bet I will be checking the back. You can also bet that I won’t be using bobbins for top thread again. Don’t forget to check out the Quiltmaker 200 Block Book Giveaway.
7 thoughts on “A Two Bobbin Mistake”
Isn’t Law and Order great for slogging through those unpleasant quilting tasks?
So glad it isn’t just me. I have tried exactly the same thing, wanting to use up my extra bobbins from the quilting machine. Now I just re-roll them onto regular bobbins. At least the butterflies come out easier than “good” stitches.
Ouch, so sorry! I spent some time ripping out my last quilting machine foray, but it was because I still haven’t learned to put down the presser foot! One of these days, I’ll grow a brain….. ;-)
Someone once told me: As ye sew, so shall ye rip. Still, I know its frustrating.
After a few disasters myself I now make it a practise to always check the back of my quilt shortly after starting just to make sure everything is going as it should. And sewing machines can be temperamental too, one minute they’re going great and the next it’s all going pear-shaped Sorry you had to reverse sew but I bet you won’t make that mistake again!
Ugh – unpicking! Still – you’d never be happy with it the way it was. Worth the effort, Jo!
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