not a happy post today, I am afraid. I have finally set up Jane to get started on Free Motion Quilting a pile of quilts I had been working on. I decided to start with a small quilt thinking I need to get into the FMQ and after practicing a bit on scraps I started with a simple stippling pattern.
But 2 thirds of the way through the quilt it got stuck and I simply could not move it at all whatever I tried, so I had to cut the quilt out of the machine. I ruined the quilt and my supreme slider in the process and had to take Jane apart to get rid of the nest that got stuck under the needle area.
I have to say I also find the FMQ quite difficult, I know I said this before and the motion is diffucult as it is and I am still practicing a lot. But what I find most difficult is seeing where I am going. I have even sewn over my stippling stitches once because I simply could not see them. I am still undecided whether it's easier to see where I am going when I pull the quilt towards me of when I push it away from me.
Any thoughts or suggestions on how I can improve the visibility and therefore the evenness of the quilt pattern and avoiding stitiching over my quitl lines in the process?
No worries, I am not giving up, but I'd really not want to ruin more quilts.