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