I came home early this afternoon having taken Rose to a playgroup in the morning and I had a lovely surprise waiting for me on the coffee table, it had come a day earlier than we were expecting it!
Luckily (it's so frustrating when you have to wait to be able to pick up a parel from the post office depot) Ray had still been in when it was delivered to our house and he had wrapped it up for me (as a late Christmas present apparently). I really do have such a lovely husband. :-)
I had to put the battery straight on charge and then I was kept pretty busy with Rose (I think her molars are coming through on one side... her cheek was bright red!) so I didn't get much time to play with all of the settings and look through the instructions manual. So as soon as she went down to sleep, I hopped on the laptop and I have been looking at all sorts of tutorials online and I think I May have got the gist of some of the basics now! I think...
I seriously don't think I've been This excited about something since I had Rose! haha
It's going to be such a pleasure to take photographs now and I'm sure I'll be posting a lot more now that I'll have some nice photo's to show you all.
I hope you've all had a lovely day.
(I just thought I would ask in case anyone can help me... I'm trying to complete Rose's quilt at the moment in time for her birthday on the 24th and I'm at the stage where I have basted all layers together and I'm ready to free-motion quilt over the top.
I've not got a very fancy machine but I was able to free-motion quilt a couple of smaller items a little while ago so I wonder if I'm just doing something wrong...
I'm using a quilting needle and some good quality quilting thread but everytime I go to start sewing, the top and bottom threads don't seem to be looping together to create the stitches. I'm ending up with a line of holes where the needle has gone through the quilt but no stitches are left until a random stitch does work and then it goes back to just holes again.
Could it be something to do with tension or how I'm fitting the bobbin? Or something else untirely...?!
What number should the tension be set to when your doing free-motion quilting? Please help! Thank you xXx)