FMQ progress and thank you!

FMQ progress and thank you!

Post by Michelle C » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 03:42:43



I want to thank everybody who has answered my numerous questions about
FMQ.  (Just because I'm thanking everybody, don't fool yourselves into
think you've seen the last of my questions though.  ;-) )

I've taken your advice--a bigger needle, slowing down, then slowing down
some more, and I'll be getting some 50 wt cotton thread.  Also through
the many discussions, it occurred to me to try the one thing I hadn't
(in regard to the thread breaking) and that was loosening the top
tension.  I'd been afraid to do that for fear that the eyelashes would
make a return on the back.  Well, it worked!  I was able to sew a fairly
long distance even with my regular sewing thread before the thread broke
without having the stitches on the back becoming too loose.  I think the
better thread will be the final component before it's all down to me.

Okay, so I'm pretty spastic with my speed (although I'm sewing much,
much slower) and motion, but at least it seems doable now.  Yesterday
morning, I was about ready to give it up.

Thanks so much everyone!
Michelle in Nevada, USA

 
 
 

FMQ progress and thank you!

Post by Witchystitche » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 08:07:15


One more thing I just thought of. On some machines - my Brother combo
machine is one, you have to set the stitch length to the longest, even
though you are freemotioning. It has something to do with how the
thread passes through the tension disks.

Linda
PATCHogue, NY
Queen of Boxtops

On Wed, 05 Aug 2009 11:42:43 -0700, "Michelle C."

Quote:

>I want to thank everybody who has answered my numerous questions about
>FMQ.  (Just because I'm thanking everybody, don't fool yourselves into
>think you've seen the last of my questions though.  ;-) )

>I've taken your advice--a bigger needle, slowing down, then slowing down
>some more, and I'll be getting some 50 wt cotton thread.  Also through
>the many discussions, it occurred to me to try the one thing I hadn't
>(in regard to the thread breaking) and that was loosening the top
>tension.  I'd been afraid to do that for fear that the eyelashes would
>make a return on the back.  Well, it worked!  I was able to sew a fairly
>long distance even with my regular sewing thread before the thread broke
>without having the stitches on the back becoming too loose.  I think the
>better thread will be the final component before it's all down to me.

>Okay, so I'm pretty spastic with my speed (although I'm sewing much,
>much slower) and motion, but at least it seems doable now.  Yesterday
>morning, I was about ready to give it up.

>Thanks so much everyone!
>Michelle in Nevada, USA


 
 
 

FMQ progress and thank you!

Post by Michelle C » Fri, 07 Aug 2009 08:24:13


Thanks Linda.  :-)

I'll try experimenting with that and see if it makes a difference.

Best regards,
Michelle in Nevada, USA

Quote:

> One more thing I just thought of. On some machines - my Brother combo
> machine is one, you have to set the stitch length to the longest, even
> though you are freemotioning. It has something to do with how the
> thread passes through the tension disks.

> Linda
> PATCHogue, NY
> Queen of Boxtops

> On Wed, 05 Aug 2009 11:42:43 -0700, "Michelle C."

>> I want to thank everybody who has answered my numerous questions about
>> FMQ.  (Just because I'm thanking everybody, don't fool yourselves into
>> think you've seen the last of my questions though.  ;-) )

>> I've taken your advice--a bigger needle, slowing down, then slowing down
>> some more, and I'll be getting some 50 wt cotton thread.  Also through
>> the many discussions, it occurred to me to try the one thing I hadn't
>> (in regard to the thread breaking) and that was loosening the top
>> tension.  I'd been afraid to do that for fear that the eyelashes would
>> make a return on the back.  Well, it worked!  I was able to sew a fairly
>> long distance even with my regular sewing thread before the thread broke
>> without having the stitches on the back becoming too loose.  I think the
>> better thread will be the final component before it's all down to me.

>> Okay, so I'm pretty spastic with my speed (although I'm sewing much,
>> much slower) and motion, but at least it seems doable now.  Yesterday
>> morning, I was about ready to give it up.

>> Thanks so much everyone!
>> Michelle in Nevada, USA