Tension is probably the top concern for quilters, since we have to deal with it all the time. There is no “prefect” setting for all cases. However, there are guidelines to follow that will get you to a great result. Here are the factors that effect your stitch quality:
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I have been receiving questions from many quilters lately about the Teflon washers called Bobbin Genie. I have also been reading posts on this and other lists about this product. Many would like to know if this is a good idea. Well… to answer this, let’s take a look at what goes on in the bobbin, and what the washer does.
I have offered technical support to many, many quilters over the years. This support has been simple, complex and perplexing. As any good Geek, I like perplexing. I enjoy the process of taking something a part (both literally and figuratively) to discover the why, who and what of systems around me. Here’s an example of one such aspect of computerized quilting that can pass by you with little (if any) notice, or become a huge conundrum and stumbling block. I call this the “Quilting Uncertainty Principle”.
Well, I’m writing from the Houston Quilt Show. It has been a great show. I was worried that with the economy in the tank that many people would opt to stay home this year. Market seemed to confirm that. But Festival has really been busy and exciting.
The coolest geek thing for us Statler Stitchers is in the new 1.2 update for Creative Studio. For us Beta testers – none of this new stuff is…well…new. But I’ll list the key features I’ve been playing with during the show.