Sunday, November 4, 2007

Embroidery machine ate my knitting!

I'm working on the surprise blanket. I did a sample of 4 squares to decide how I was going to sew everything together. Sample came out okay. It is do-able. So I was originally planning to do duplicate stitch of names/birthdates, but realized I only have 37 stitches across (8 are not usable because it is the border), so I was left with 29 stitches across. Mine, my hubby, and my daughter's names are all too long to do duplicate stitch with 29 stitches, so I decided I would try on my sample, embroidery.

It worked just fine. Initials are one of the hardest on sewing, so I did that. No problems.......
Ooops....I get the name done, going good....getting to the birthdate, so far so good. The LAST NUMBER, break the top thread. Re-thread....going along and bang! The stitches get stuck. By the time I realize it's NOT moving....it's too late. The only thing to do is cut. It was stuck on the bottom at the bobbin level. Luckily, I only have to knit another yellow square, but now what am I going to do? I have no idea....I guess I'll let it Purculate in the back of my brain for awhile and see what comes out.


3 comments:

Vixygirl said...

Remove the piece from the machine and rethread. Bobbin thread is loose and that causes it to bunch, especially on softer fabrics.

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Frieda said...

Try using a water soluble on top. that is what I have done.

CynicalGal said...

Oh, these tips are helpful. I'm a little intimidated by all the features on my sewing machine (it was a gift and I still don't know how to use all its features). That blanket is going to be really cute!!