Monday, October 20, 2008

Tension issues.....

Arrrgghhh! I had some tension issues last week when doing some sewing for my mystery quilt, but by changing the thread and rethreading everything and cleaning it got better.... for a little bit. Yesterday, nothing I did fixed it. Changed thread, bobbin thread, cleaned it, etc... So I think my Viking has to go in for service. I lugged out the old 'Craft and Sew' machine that has not been used in a couple of years. Cleaned it and then had to figure out where everything was. Took me 5 minutes to find the presser foot up down thing! I got spoiled with my Viking. Did a practice sew and boy does it sound awful! Very clunky and not smooth at all, but the tension is good. So, the delima is..... do I wait for the Viking to get serviced (they are not open until Tuesday and I have no clue how long it will take) or sew my homework on the old machine? It is not due until next Saturday so I have almost 2 weeks to get it done. Thoughts?

On a happier note.... I got some good pictures of Aidan last week outside. He has since come down with a nasty cough and cold that is finally getting better.

1 comment:

Moneik said...

I usually get frustrated with my machine and turn it off, come back the next day, change the needle, rethread and try again. Sometime it needs to reset. If you have the time to wait, I probably would so you have the same stitch length/1/4inch/and quality throughout all of your blocks.