|stitch-in-the-ditch quilting with walking foot|
Having said that, there can be some very frustrating moments. If you do a perfect job with the basting stage, everything lays completely flat and there are no puckers, pleats, or bubbles on the top or backing.
|evidence of basting fail|
Then I switch to the free motion foot and have some fun adding other quilting designs.
|Free motion quilting late at night!|
This is my favourite part of machine quilting.
In the past with different needles and a variety of threads, I have experienced thread skipping, thread breakages, and thread tension challenges.
But with the found combination of:
1) my Brother 1500 sewing machine (which is almost 25 years old and is still amazing!)
2) a top stitch 90 needle, and
3) Aurifil thread, I never have any problems.
Famous last words... as soon as I wrote this blog post, I started having problems. I jinxed myself!
Come back tomorrow to hear my tale of woe.