I do just love the thread I got for this! It’s gorgeous! A wee bit thicker than what I’m using in my bobbin, but that’s usually fixable by adjusting your upper tension. Operative word in that sentence is … “usually”!! The batting is causing me some minor fits. Remember how thin I said it was? Yup, it’s THIN! Could almost be like no batting at all. The lack of thickness, with no pressure from the top and bottom (doing free motion with doggies covered) on the fabric isn’t really giving the stitches a chance to ‘grab’ like they normally would. I’m thinking if that’s an exaggeration, but i don’t think so .. I do know that the thinness is causing the tension issues .. as I just did the kitty quilt (cotton batting) and the franken’quilt’ (poly) with no problems.
The ‘lack of a batting’ just made things interesting enough to make my tension adventurous! Easily solved by speeding up the machine and slowing down my hands .. so that’s all good there .. only thing is that when Reg went to sleep, I couldn’t do my slower rate so the machine was quieter .. **sigh There is no justice sometimes! So I opted to stop for the nite.
Tomorrow before I start, I’ll be needing to print a 4½” row – some minor adjustments in the graphic and I’ll be good to go .. I rather thought it would be short, but wanted to see just how much short ..
I did get a pic of some of the quilting today .. rather hard to see as it’s a nite shot. I do like the way the butterflies are flitting along the quilt top! And you can pick up a bit of how great this thread looks .. almost like they were made for each other 😀 OH and for the big fan quilt?? I’m going to double this batting and see if THAT doesn’t solve things!