Sunday, September 23, 2012

UFO Sunday: No more binding

Since I last posted at UFO Sunday, over at Leah Day's Blog, I finished binding all of the quilts that I had ready, including my New Orleans house, the Log Cabin Cat Quilt, and the "Yellow" Quilt.  A big "YEA!!"  3 finishes!

My next 2 quilts are above, and over the week-end I've got the backs ready and the fronts and backs all ironed and ready.  I hope to get them pin basted and hopefully start quilting them in the next week or 2.  One is a small baby quilt for Project Linus, and the other is my "Low Volume Quilt" that I'm not sure what I'll do with.

Unfortunately this is how far I got with my Modern Granny Quilt, before experiencing much frustration.  The only thread that seems to work on my machine is Isacord, but the nearest dealer is an hour away, and I don't have the right color.  As soon as I tried sewing with cotton, my machine started skipping and breaking thread (again).  It only happens with I go backwards.  I think I've finally decided that it's more important for me to be able to quilt with thread I can get locally than to keep this machine, so I'm trying to figure what my next step is...  For now, Modern Granny is going back in the UFO pile...


  1. Way to go! All 3 of your projects are beautiful but I especially love your Log Cabin Cat Quilt. I don't think I've ever seen anything like it.

  2. Thread issues are the single most frustrating thing.... in sewing, by machine or by hand!!! Make some scrape sandwiches and keep one with you. When you find a sewing machine... yard sale or store... test it out before buying. If you purchase from a reputable, shop, they may let you take it home for a test drive, especially if it was a trade in. Otherwise good job on the finishes!

  3. One idea is to buy the thread that works in a lot of colors. That way you have what you need on hand and you know it works. Just run a google search on isacord and I'm sure you'll find many good deals!

  4. Your like a quilt factory. . they look amazing my dear! Let me know if you want to go try out machines together :)

  5. Congrats on your three finishes! That's impressive.
    Sorry to hear about your thread woes. That can be so frustrating! Wishing you happy stitching!