Thursday, August 06, 2009

Quilting along....

I'm plugging away on my summer picnic quilt. Perhaps I'll finish it before the official first day of school in less than 2 weeks?!



I also did one more experiment. I'm a mechanical engineer, so I make and fix stuff. I had to try one more time to figure out what the deal was with those sharp needles!

I didn't come to any solution, but was able to repeat the issue I had seen before, which is at least satisfying. Don't you hate it when your car or appliance has an issue and then totally behaves when the repair guy comes! Anyway, I end up with a skipped stitch if I go over any seem. The only difference between those two rows of stitches is sharp vs universal. And in both cases I was careful to make sure they were installed well and the machine won't let you put a needle in backwards.


Oh well, one of you will enjoy 9 new, and 1 very slightly used machine needles. Be sure to comment in the previous post to be entered in that giveaway.

8 comments:

L Johnson said...

That is very interesting, I am very interested in why that would happen with the sharp but not the universal.

~Michelle~ said...

interesting experiment! you would think a "sharp" would have an easier time penetrating thru the fabric, but apparently it has issues with layers...

Isa said...

I love those pinwheel. And great fabric choice.
Even though the needle is sharp, maybe it does not go all the way through the fabric, I think they are meant for very thin fabric like silk, that is the only reasson I can think of.

Leslie said...

your picnic quilt is great. i love the fabric..i think i have some in my stash

Doris said...

That's wierd...does it only happen while quilting (i.e. when batting is invloved) or does it happen while piecing as well?

Love the looks of the picnic quilt thus far!

Kris said...

Love how your picnic quilt is coming and it's fun to know that your also a sciencey woman! :)

The Quilt Buddy said...

I would have never thought of doing that! Very clever.

The colors of your quilt make me want to go on a picnic. Very sunny & bright!

Blue is Bleu said...

Love your picnic quilt! Appliances don't like me right now... everything seems to be malfunctioning around me. I finished a picnic quilt and now I love it too much to use it LOL!