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Monday, September 10, 2012

DWM: dots

Pfrieda, the Pfaff 1472 that I use for quilting (and for most piecing and general sewing), has a problem with its tension discs. There's a burr or  obstruction of some kind so that the thread does not feed smoothly.  That means I can't quilt the flimsy I have basted (and for which I have figured out the quilting pattern).   I won't be able to take the machine to the shop until Wednesday.    In the meantime I've set up Sweetness, the Singer 301, which is superb for piecing.

I pulled out a stack of polka-dot fabric and have added two more (thus far) Cake Stands to the Bag Lady blocks.  In my head I'm planning a design for the guild challenge, "tradition with a twist," which is due next month. Nothing like an imminent deadline to provide inspiration. 

See what other quiltmakers are working on at Judy's Patchwork Times.


  1. You might try cleaning with alcohol, and / or a swipe with fine emery cloth. That's what Nolting has you do with the big machines. Just a thought.

  2. I love your basket blocks - I am also making loads of them with scraps.

  3. It is nice to have piecing to keep you busy when quilting is delayed. One of the nice things about this hobby is that there are so many parts to keep you busy!

  4. I hope Pfrieda gets better soon :) Those baskets are really cute. Then I saw your stash in the back - wow, nice!!


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