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QBee - Mary Ann



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PostSubject: Long-arm: unstitching    Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:02 am

I'm nearly to the bottom of my quilt. I noticed as I was advancing it that there is some stitching I should take out because the tension isn't good. I'm thinking when it's all quilted that I can take it off the frame, unstitch the bad spots, and then pin it back onto the leaders and quilt just the areas I unstitched.

Thoughts? Advice?
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PostSubject: Re: Long-arm: unstitching    Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:38 pm

Yes, you could do that. However, if you are following a pantograph pattern then it will be hard for you to line up your design again, doable...just hard. Been there and done that a few times.

If you are doing your own design and it won't mess you up by taking it off the frame, taking out the stitching and then putting it back on to finish...then that is the easiest and best way to do it as you can sit and watch a movie while unstitching rather than the alternative of bending over your frame and picking out stitches....done that a few times, not fun

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QBee - Mary Ann



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PostSubject: Re: Long-arm: unstitching    Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:16 pm

Thanks, Mamu. I'm not set up to do pantos, so this is just my wobbly, sorta-close to the ditch and free form loopy stuff, so taking it off and then remounting should be fine.
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PostSubject: Re: Long-arm: unstitching    Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:15 pm

I think Im in awe and scared of LA machines, I know Im impressed by all of you who use them with such aplomb!!

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TxMaryQuilts
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PostSubject: Re: Long-arm: unstitching    Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:31 am

Sitting down to unpick beats hunching over the machine any day. And I get to do a lot of hunching cause I use pantos a lot. Good luck getting it all fixed.

Helen, I don't really use it with "aplomb" but I am much more confident about it than I used to be.The beasts are so tempermental that I don't think we can ever rest on our laurels. Except maybe Linda and Mamu. lol! It is a great thing to have though. I wouldn't have made near as many quilts if I were sending them out to be quilted.


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QBee - Mary Ann



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PostSubject: Re: Long-arm: unstitching    Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:17 am

Gimpy, awe and fear! Pretty much how I feel about my machine. ( :
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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: Long-arm: unstitching    Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:01 pm

I had a quick save today

For the second time since owning my Bailey I just had to share this with
you and hope it brightens your day!

I had a lovely time, the Bailey was a purring, the bobbin was a swirling (
clockwise of course with the teflon washer in place) the tension was set
to perfection . When it happened.....The relaxed motion of pantographing
mesmerized me and for a few seconds I think I fell asleep- there is now an
oops in my quilt but to save the day and too lazy to take out the thread, I
performed a loop de loop and now my flower looks as if it has a BEE visitor
on it's foliage. I would be hard pressed to find my oops and if the
recipient does I will deny anything except artisitc licencing.....

Enjoy your quilting and hope that you too have a relaxing time, but maybe
not too relaxing!!
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golo
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PostSubject: Re: Long-arm: unstitching    Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:46 pm

too funny low jane... bet it looks just fine...

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TxMaryQuilts
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PostSubject: Re: Long-arm: unstitching    Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:39 pm

Great save Jane. I totally get the "mesmerizing" part. Has happened to me too. I call it being in the zone. Sounds better than saying I was bored outta my skull. lmao lmao lmao

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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: Long-arm: unstitching    Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:43 pm

I will have to remember that liine TxMary
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QBee - Mary Ann



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PostSubject: Re: Long-arm: unstitching    Tue Jun 11, 2013 3:21 pm

Good story, Jane. Thanks for the smile. I don't believe I've yet reached the fall asleep at the wheel stage yet. . . not cool and calm enough about my quilting.
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lowjane



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PostSubject: Re: Long-arm: unstitching    Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:49 pm

There will be a day.................


Jane
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