I have been using a ruler to quilt the borders on a cute baby quilt and have learned a few things as I quilted along.
Then I started using a curved edge to quilt the pieced borders……
….and that is where I started having issues.
Firstly, I found that the foot was getting stuck as I crossed seams and, because I was having to force it along, I was making long (toe snag) stitches. I kept raising the presser foot height but it wasn’t getting any better.
Then a few hours later, I started having trouble with the thread breaking. I completely unthreaded my machine, cleaned out the lint, including a small piece that was stuck in the bobbin case and started over but it still wouldn’t work for long.
As a last resort, I decided to change the needle and it fixed the problem. I seldom think about the needle being the issue but obviously it had a burr on the eye that was causing the thread to shred.
Here is the finished border…..
I was able to quilt it without having to make any marks and it adds so much more than my normal 3 squiggly lines down the middle.
This was a simple pattern, using the easiest of the rulers, but I am pleased just to have made a start!!
I am one Happy Quilter!!!