Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Repairing Quilting Mistakes

I've finally got a new video for you. One of my regular readers asked to learn more about fixing mistakes. She appreciated that I freely admit making them, and wanted to see how I fix them.


The video has the added bonus of letting you hear what happens when a bobbin isn't wound properly and the end comes undone while stitching. Operator error, most likely.


Here's the finished product. Can you see the repair? Me neither and that's with contrasting thread. I've also borrowed my 5 year-old's favorite new toy, a pointer finger on a stick. I think I might have to use it instead of my seam ripper!

12 comments:

  1. That all makes sense. Thank you Amy!

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  2. Amy: watch the video last night when it came thru. I was undoing the stitches correctly. But not looping a little with the self threading needle. Love the posts and videos. Just picked your favor ruler and now pra ticing, practicing, you know your drill. Thanks for helping me become a better fnq.

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    1. That little loop of slack thread makes a big difference in the ability to pull those tails through without popping out of the needle.

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  3. LOVE the pointer finger. It should become a thing in your videos. :D

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    1. Yes, it should! Alas, I was unsuccessful at buying another pointer for myself. Hopefully the 5yo will be willing to share until I find my own.

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  4. TY for sharing... another lesson learned

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  5. Great video. Wish my mistakes were that small.

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  6. Thank you for the showing this video. I know you didn't plan it, but the bobbin problem answers something that had happened to me .

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