Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Stitch Regulator

Today I worked (played) on my quilting machine.  I have a Homesteader from The Quilting Solution that I recently had upgraded with a stitch regulator and back handles.  I loaded a scrap backing, batting, and top fabric and proceeded to learn how to use the regulator.  First off, the top thread started breaking.  It seemed like everything I tried, failed. 

I had to call Jennifer, who is so helpful and quickly calls you back if needed.  She told me to mist my thread, especially if I leave it out in the open.  Well, this morning I did as she said, adjusted the bobbin a little and low and behold it worked.  Here's a picture of a feather, maybe a leaf, design I tried.

Not too bad for a first timer.  Now I can put a real quilt in and get going.  I finished Bonnie Hunter's scrap quilt, Blue Ridge Beauty and I'm itchin' to get started.

If you don't climb the mountain, you can't view the plain.


Kelli said...

Can't wait to see your scrap quilt done! And LOVE the leaf design you did. :) I love scrappy things and am trying to finish up a top right now made with only scraps.

Vic in NH said...

What pretty even stitches! Why, you'll be a pro in no time. So glad you chose to share the photo of your first efforts, it's really good!