One of the blogs I follow is The Red Boot Quilt Company and I noticed today she has what she called $4 Friday – except she’s in Brisbane, Australia which really means $3.13 Friday to the Americans today!
She sells patterns on Etsy that are really cute if you’re looking for something to work on.
I started to name this post “when it rains, it pours” but we’ve had a lot of rain lately and I didn’t need any reminders…
My bobbin for my Sweet Sixteen won’t pop out of the case. Suddenly last night as I was working on the stained glass quilt I ran out of thread and like I usually do, I reached underneath to pop the bobbin out. I’ve unscrewed the front guard, the needle plate, cleaned out any dust bunnies, searched for threads, made sure my needle was up, googled it, searched on YouTube, posted on forums. Nothing. I’m going to call Handi Quilter’s offices in Utah in a bit but I suspect I’ll be making a trip to get it fixed today to replace the casing. The casing turns freely so there’s nothing obvious about why it’s stuck.
The one on the left is from Handi Quilter’s user manual, and the one on the right is mine.
I had literally just finished sewing the last circle on the white sashing and ran out of thread at the same time so I was about to start the fun part of the quilt. This too shall pass, right?
Here’s a preview of the quilt now that the “need to have” stitching is done. And when I get the machine up and running again, then I might just get this quilt finished in the same year I started it!