Wednesday, July 19, 2017

A Little Mishap

While quilting this quilt of my sister Mike's on the long arm in the classy curls pattern, we had a bit of a mishap.  The needle broke and I was far away from the quilt (big no no) and therefore it did some damage.


The machine went on, broken needle and all.  And really tore up the top of the quilt as well

as the back of the quilt.  This happened not once, not twice, but three times on the quilt.  We decided it was because the quilt had many seams and the curl pattern sews the curl and then goes backwards on the curl, making two rows of stitches rather than the common one row.

We decided that covering the problem areas with a circle would  serve as a SAVE both on the front and the back.  We got the circles (freezer paper/spray starch method) made and Mike took them home to hand appliqué while watching tv.

Mike also had these blocks made and she decided to border the blocks to make it less busy.  She got all that done in just a couple days.


Gayle from MI said...

Yeah. The machine company told me that there was a safeguard built in to immediately stop the machine if the needle breaks. I didn't believe them. My long arm quilter had that happen to a quikt of mine awhile back but she was standing right there. Still did a fair bit of damage. Luckily it was in the border and I still had some of those fabrics left so she could fix it. Crap happens but good quilters know how to fix it!

Synthia said...

Breaks my heart to see the damage to that pretty quilt!!! Glad you can save it.